The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to many things, including Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley! Knowing this, it’s probably no surprise that the area sees many visitors throughout the season. People here love to hike, bike, enjoy that lake life, and roast marshmallows over the campfire…but did you know that there are many other fun things to do in the area? Whether you’re looking for beautiful nature, a thrilling afternoon, or you’re looking to explore a small mountain town, there are numerous ways to spend the day! Keep reading for 4 of the best things to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina while visiting Jellystone Park™.
If you’re looking for a great view, a visit to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is a must-do. Visitors can also enjoy hiking, rock climbing, educational experiences like Summer Group Adventures, and special seasonal events like photo contests and spring sunrise viewings!
Photo compliments of Chimney Rock.
Asheville, North Carolina
Located just an hour from Jellystone Park™, Asheville is an awesome mountain town to explore during a day trip! From shopping at small boutiques, to enjoying a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants, to exploring the arts galleries and theaters, Asheville has something for everyone to enjoy! It’s just one of those small town visits that you’ll be reminiscing about for years to come.
‘Elevate’ your vacation with a visit to Beanstalk Ziplines! Zoom through the canopies of the trees on their 5 interconnected zips ending in a 520-ft mega zip! What’s even better – guests of Jellystone Park™ can receive a discount! Get ready for some seriously exhilarating fun!
FREE QuickJUMP with the purchase of a regular priced zipline pass ($19 value)
$25 kids pass (ages 8 & under with the purchase of an adult pass $34 savings). Use promo code Kids425 when reserving.
Veteran appreciation special: $20 off Fridays & Saturdays. Use promo code Veteranlove when reserving.
Photo compliments of Beanstalk Ziplines.
Catawba Falls in Pisgah National Forest
Round up the family and head over to the Catawba Falls Trail east of Asheville. The 2.7 mile (round trip) hike will lead you through a shady forest valley to a beautiful series of waterfalls on the Catawba River. It’s the perfect day hike with a spectacular destination!
Photo compliments of AshevilleTrails.com.
Between all of these incredible attractions, you’re guaranteed to never hear the words “I’m bored” during your vacation. There’s something for every family member to enjoy in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, and we encourage you to try something new for your next visit! To see more attractions surrounding our Camp-Resort, be sure to visit our Places to Go page! If you’re ready to start planning your next North Carolina getaway, book now! We’ll see you soon!