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Best View in North Carolina

Posted April 9, 2007

What is the best view in North Carolina?

We're talking about the jaw dropping, heart pounding, and million dollar killer view. I started thinking about that while on vacation last week and decided to craft my top ten list.

I would like to hear your viewpoint.

10. Bath along the Pamlico River at sunset

9. Ridgecrest near Black Mountain at sunrise

8. Montreat above the baseball field looking down on Assembly Inn

7. Kanuga early morning overlooking misty lake

6. Roan Mountain at sunrise on the bald

5. Alleghany County just north of Doughton Park on Blue Ridge Parkway

4. Ocracoke on Silver Lake at sunset

3. Calloway Peak at Grandfather Mountain

2. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at the top

1. Wiseman's View overlooking Linville Gorge in Burke County


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  • strolling bones Apr 10, 2007

    The life guard stand on the south point of ocracoke on a moon lite can see the moon reflected in the waters...

  • Wakenative Apr 10, 2007

    Elk River Falls in autumn

  • davidgnews Apr 10, 2007

    Wiseman's View over Linville gorge at sunrise !

  • readme Apr 10, 2007

    All I know is the views are losing something every year. Even if it's a place where you can't build houses, like Wiseman's View, it seems to be getting hazier every year.

  • fishnett5977 Apr 10, 2007

    the view from the little gazebo in the Elizabethian gardens at Manteo - you can see the water, the boats and all! And its soooo peaceful! Makes you want to just sit and think and dream!!!

  • Doug A. Apr 10, 2007

    What about the "million dollar view" on the east end of Lake Lure looking west? Too obvious? Here's a photo I found of it...

  • mom24 Apr 10, 2007

    1.Driving through Umstead Park in October. The canopy of fall leaves makes you forget that you're not in the mountains. 2. The horse trail ride at the Biltmore. You get to view the back of the "house" across beautiful pasture land and white oak trees.

  • snowgodd Apr 10, 2007

    Hmmmmm, There are some great views around the Blue Ridge PKWY and Maggie Valley or even up on Chimney Rock but I would have to say that Linville Falls would be some of the nicest views.

  • RaleighRocks Apr 10, 2007

    The best view I have is looking at my wife, from anywhere.

  • carolinamissy Apr 9, 2007

    Anywhere along the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way to Tennesee.




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