You’ll Find The Two Highest Peaks On The East Coast At Mount Mitchell State Park
The East Coast may not boast as many high-elevation mountains as the western portion of the state, but you’d be mistaken to think these lower ranges weren’t worth exploring. The tallest mountains on the East Coast measure well over a mile high. In fact, you can experience the two tallest peaks east of the Mississippi River when you visit Mount Mitchell State Park in North Carolina. This beautiful park promises to be a true bucket-list destination.
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Mount Mitchell State Park can be found off the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker #355 in Yancey County. For more information, you can visit the official website here. Have you experienced this state park before? We’d love to hear all about it!
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.