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Visitors can explore miles of hiking trails that offer breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located in the park is the highest peak east of the Mississippi, rising to 6,684 feet and featuring an observation tower. The body of Dr. Elisha Mitchell is buried next to the tower where a stone marker recounts his work in the Black Mountains. The museum displays exhibits about the natural and cultural history of North Carolina's first state park. The famished hiker or the hungry tourist can enjoy a relaxing meal in the restaurant.

Location: Route 5 Box 700, Blue Ridge Pkwy & Hwy 128, Burnsville North Carolina 28714 Telephone 828-675-4611

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