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The Hidden Park That Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Discovered North Carolina’s Best Kept Secret

With the way the weather changes here, I wasn’t too surprised to learn that western North Carolina is actually home to its own mini rainforest. Due to shift and sudden elevation changes, a surreal environment was formed. Lush plants line steep, rocky paths. Waterfalls tower above you and all kinds of birds zip past. There’s really so much to see at Gorges State Park, it can almost feel like you’ve entered another world. Yet, that’s the best part.


Gorges State Park is truly an amazing destination hiding right here in North Carolina. Have you visited here before?

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Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com