The Highest Town East Of The Mississippi Is In North Carolina And There’s Loads To See And Do
North Carolina is a state of extremes, like having the largest zoo in the world, and bragging rights for the highest peak east of the Mississippi (Mount Mitchell). But not many people realize the Tar Heel State is also home to the highest town east of the Mississippi. The town may be small (only 321 year-round residents) but it’s loaded with things to see and do. Take a look:
Whether you’re a leaf-peeper and more inclined to head to this mountain retreat in the fall, or you would enjoy all four seasons on top of eastern America’s Highest Town, Beech Mountain has loads to see and do. So when can you plan a trip?
For a nearby attraction to add to the agenda, the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge on top of Grandfather Mountain is less than 30 miles away.
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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