A Little Known Place In North Carolina That’s Perfect To Get Away From It All

On a clear day, you can see Mt. Mitchell and miles of Smoky Mountain Vistas on what has been deemed “the crown jewel of the Appalachian Trail.” Intersecting at the top, Max Patch is referred to as a ‘bald,’ a Southern Appalachian term to refer to a hilltop without a single tree. While Max Patch isn’t naturally this way (it was cleared for grazing in the 1800s) it still makes for a more than idyllic getaway.

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Max Patch is a beautiful escape from reality, have you visited here before?

For more ways to make the most of fall in North Carolina, takes these 10 gorgeous hikes before it’s too late.