Impressive North and South Carolina landscapes – Day 2: National parks north of the capital

Our plan today is to get together early in the morning and recover northwest. We intend to visit some of the state's largest national parks. The incredible nature of the mountains and forests near Ashville awaits us.
Impressive North and South Carolina landscapes

Trip duration: 10 days

Brandon Hughes

Amelie's French Bakery — Uptown


Today we had a lot of interesting things to do, so we woke up early, got together and went for breakfast at Amelie's French Bakery - Uptown. It was very cozy and comfortable here. We took a package of pasta on the road, for breakfast we wanted to try croissants, homemade cakes and local coffee.

Grandfather Mountain


Our first stop was an incredibly beautiful place called Grandfather Mountain, a mountain peak about six thousand feet tall and part of a chain of Appalachian mountains. We spent about an hour sightseeing and walking here to capture the spectacular scenery of mountains and forests stretching all the way to the horizon.

Old Hampton Store and Grist Mill

BBQ Joints, Gift Shops

We've had enough to eat and we're even a little tired, so the next stop for us should definitely be some cafe or restaurant. For our luck, there was no problem with that in Lynville, and we almost immediately caught the Old Hampton Store and Grist Mill on the way, where great grilled meat and kebabs are cooked. I also got a couple of pork sandwiches to eat on the road.

Mount Mitchell State Park

State / Provincial Parks, Mountains, Scenic Lookouts

After a hearty lunch, we headed southwest. Having passed slightly more than eighty kilometers, it was decided to make a stop in Mount Mithcell State Park. It's an incredibly large nature park, and it takes a whole day to see all the beauty here. Of course, we could not afford it and limited ourselves to the least remote places, among which was a picturesque thicket, as well as the observation deck, which offers an incredible panorama.


Spanish Restaurants, Tapas Restaurants

By tonight, we had already reached the town of Ashville. There wasn't much time left, so we just decided to devote the evening exclusively to dinner at a restaurant. After a few blocks, we came across a nice Spanish restaurant Cúrate. It was very cozy and comfortable here. In the choice of dishes we trusted the canons, namely we took a few tapas, paella and aubergines with pepper.