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10 Things Everyone Must Do In The North Carolina Mountains This Summer

While summer is usually synonymous with a beach trip, I find it the perfect time to visit the mountains. The swimming holes are still crisp and cool, but just the right temperature for a dip after a long hike. Abundant wildflowers and rhododendron blooms line the trails, greenery is overflowing almost everywhere; sure, you can beach it all summer, but for me, summertime is also made for mountain adventure. Wanting to know what to do this summer? These ten things are a must!

Enough for your summer bucket list and then some! What else would you add to the list? Which one are you planning to do first?

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