Few North Carolinians Know That Mount Mitchell Was The First State Park In The Southeastern US
One of North Carolina’s most famous landmarks has a historical significance most people don’t know about: It is officially the oldest state park in the entire southeastern United States. Read on to learn more and see some rare images of lookout towers that once graced the summit of Mount Mitchell State Park in North Carolina.
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What’s your favorite season to reconnect with this huge mountain? And did you realize this is the oldest and first state park in the entire South? That’s North Carolina… we’re trendsetters, through and through.
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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