Take An Easy Loop Trail To Enter Another World At Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest In North Carolina
Deep within the Nantahala National Forest adventurous souls can encounter a variety of otherworldly stuff (glow in the dark fungus, for example) – and a visit to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest won’t disappoint. It’s here, among the 3,800 acres of old-growth forest, that an adventure into another realm begins along the 1.8-mile figure-eight Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Loop Trail.
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Other nearby things to see and do include a drive along the Cherohala Skyway and a visit to Lake Santeetlah. It’s time to start planning your next visit to the far reaches of western North Carolina – even if you won’t be able to go for weeks or months.
What other wonderful places are always on your bucket list when you visit the mountains in North Carolina? Tell us in the comments and nominate an attraction that you’d love to see us feature!
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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