Hiking of all kinds are available in the Western North Caroliana.  The Blue Ridge Parkway, built during the great depression to create jobs, is one of the most scenic places in the country.  You will think you are in heaven!  Grandfather Mountain, designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations, offers hiking trails of various levels of difficulty.  Chimney Rock in picturesque Lake Lure has hiking trails with some of the most beautiful panoramic views in this part of the country.  All are rewarding experiences, and build strength, endurance, and an appetite for great vegan fare!

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