Camping in the Blueridge Mountains
Camping in the Blueridge Mountains is the big summer attraction for family vacations. This area of North Carolina is busy with activities and festivals. If you enjoyed your Boone ski vacation, you'll love your summer family camping trip in the Appalachians.
With the exceptional beauty of Appalachian woodlands and the Blueridge mountains, there is no wonder why Northwestern North Carolina has gained a reputation of being a great camping region. Families come from near and far just to enjoy the unsullied camping experience and the natural inspiration that it affords.
Camping is the best way to affordably visit the region with your family. While here you can enjoy hiking in the mountains, viewing the birdwatching in the meadows, fly fishing the rivers, and listening to the ever present wildlife in your campsite. Many families mountain bike on the many trails around the area, go horseback riding, and canoeing or kayaking on North Carolinas many rivers.
You also shouldn't forget that Blueridge mountains was a gem and gold mining camp during the 1800s. Remnants of those bygone days still exist and will lend a historical slant to your camping trip. Enjoy the Emerald Hollow Mine, the only emerald mine in the United States open to the public for prospecting.
Blueridge Mountains also hosts a variety of music and harvest festivals throughout the summer and fall. Depending on when you camp in the area, you'll find the world famous MerleFest Music Festival, Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival and the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival.
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