Little Switzerland Real Estate - Blue Ridge Parkway NC
Misty Mountain Land Company
Little Switzerland NC

Recreation

Misty Mountain Land Company specializes in Mitchell County and Yancey County NC Real Estate. Our Spruce Pine NC Real Estate, Burnsville NC Real Estate and Little Switzerland North Carolina Real Estate are surrounded by gorgeous mountain ranges, clear mountain rivers and lush valleys that abound with recreational opportunities. Little Switzerland NC is a resort community perched atop awe-inspiring elevations ranging from 3,485 feet at the village to 4,000 feet at the top of Grassy Mountain. With incredible views of Mt. Mitchell to the west, Table Rock, Hawksbill and Grandfather Mountain to the east and the Catawba Valley to the south, Little Switzerland is ideally situated among the High County's best attractions and activities. For the outdoor enthusiast, Little Switzerland NC is literally surrounded by endless opportunities to breathe the clean mountain air. Browse our Little Switzerland Real Estate and contact us about owning a piece of this gorgeous and unique area. We have provided information on popular Little Switzerland attractions like NC Gem Mining and detailed information about the charming communities in Mitchell County and Yancey County North Carolina.

Hiking
The Blue Ridge Parkway NC runs directly through Little Switzerland, Yancey and Mitchell County and is home to many excellent hiking trails and outdoor attractions. From the Blue Ridge Parkway, try the .5 mile loop Dugger's Creek Trail at Milepost 316.5. Beacon Heights Trail, located at Milepost 305, arguably offers the best overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Tanawha Trail is a 13.5 mile trail that starts at Beacon Heights Parking Area off of the Parkway and ends at Price Lake. Camp Creek Trail, found at Milepost 315.2 is an easy walking trail that is perfect for small children and older adults, and further down the parkway at Milepost 320.8 is another easy trail, the Chestoa View Trail, a 30 minute hike for .63 miles to a view of Humpback Mountain. More difficult trails can be found at Linville Falls and Linville Gorge. The rugged Linville Gorge Wilderness Area offers a plethora of trails and opportunities for rock climbing and camping. Linville Gorge is eastern America's deepest gorge and its hiking trails are some of the most intense in the region. Crabtree Falls Loop Trail is another challenging trail and leads to the spectacular Crabtree Falls, so be sure to bring your camera when hiking on these Blue Ridge Parkway NC Hiking Trails. To see panoramic views of the Black Mountains, Little Switzerland and the valley near Armstrong Creek, hike the Woods Mountain Trail found at Milepost 344.1. This two mile trail is a great moderate trail. Your possibilities of Blue Ridge Mountain Hiking NC are endless! The Parkway also traverses beside Grandfather Mountain at Milepost 305 where 11 hiking trails await hikers of all abilities and styles. Grandfather Mountain Hiking Trails range from easy walks in the woods, to hand-over-hand climbs along the crest of Grandfather Mountain. With five easy trails, one moderately strenuous, four strenuous, and one very strenuous trail, Grandfather Mountain will challenge and delight you entire group! Mount Mitchell Hiking is also very popular and, like Grandfather Mountain, offers a wide variety of hiking trails within the Mt. Mitchell State Park.

Horseback Riding
A great way to experience the NC Blue Ridge Mountains is to go Horseback Riding in NC. Each area offers a unique setting and horseback experience. Trail riding is available in nearby Burnsville at the Clear Creek Guest Ranch. Clear Creek Guest Ranch offers a variety of activities in addition to their Horseback Riding in NC. There is nowhere else on earth like Mitchell County NC and Yancey County NC for unique, scenic horseback riding. Surrounded by such astonishing and rare natural beauty, many of the best NC Horseback Riding trails in the area are nestled between the Pisgah National Forest and Big Bald Mountain. In Spruce Pine, Springmaid Mountain on the North Toe River offers horseback riding though the mountains.
 

Springmaid Mountain
2171 Henredon Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
888-297-0725

Clear Creek Guest Ranch
100 Clear Creek Drive, Highway 80 South
Burnsville, NC 28714
800-651-4510 or 828-675-4510


Biking
There is an abundance of Cycling and Mountain Biking NC opportunities in the High Country. For an extreme ride the likes of which challenge Lance Armstrong, try out the Blue Ridge Parkway. Known as the mecca of bicycle touring due to the smooth pavement, views and challenging routes, the Blue Ridge Parkway NC is a great place for the experienced cyclist. Start out at Little Switzerland NC at Milepost 334 and travel 41 miles to Blowing Rock and the Moses Cone Manor House at Milepost 294. This route is not only one of the most scenic, it affords uphill and downhill sections for a versatile ride. If you are looking for rugged mountain biking, try out the 200 miles of trails in the Pisgah National Forest. The Wilson Creek Recreation Area and Mortimer Recreation Area are known for having some of the best NC Mountain Biking trails. For a traditional biking experience, the Mountains to Sea NC Bike Rout 2 traverses through Burnsville NC and Boone NC. Catch a few miles on this 900-plus trail right in the heart of Yancey County NC. Also in Burnsville NC is the Yancey County River Cruise, a 37.4 mile trail that takes you along the banks of Jack's Creek and the Toe River. For the biking enthusiast, our Burnsville NC Real Estate and Spruce Pine NC Real Estate are convenient to a wide variety of trails and Mountain Bike NC excursions.

Golf
Mitchell County North Carolina is known for having some of the most challenging and beautiful golf courses around. There are many public as well as private courses to choose from in and around the county. Play amidst pristine fairways, cool mountain breezes, awe-inspiring vistas and perfect weather! Our Burnsville NC Real Estate and Spruce Pine NC Real Estate are the meeting point of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Toe River Valley, creating some truly spectacular scenery for NC Golf. Grassy Creek Golf and County Club is semi-private, 18-hole, par 72 course in Spruce Pine NC, just a short drive away from Little Switzerland and all of Misty Mountain's North Carolina Mountain Real Estate. Wolf Laurel County Club boasts one of the highest altitudes of courses east of the Mississippi. The Wolf Laurel Course is also an 18-hole championship course with virtually no parallel greens. There are also several NC Mountain Golf Resorts in Yancey County NC. The Mount Mitchell Golf Course was designed by Fred Hawtree and is ideally situated in the Toe River Valley. Mt. Mitchell Golf Course received four and a half stars from Golf Digest and was rated one of the top ten North Carolina courses by North Carolina Magazine. Play a spectacular round of golf beside the Toe River and set against the backdrop of Mount Mitchell!
 

Wolf Laurel Country Club
866-680-9771
828-680-9772 Pro Shop
828-680-9773 Restaurant

Grassy Creek Golf
& Country Club
2360 Swiss Pine Lake Drive
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Clubhouse: 828-765-7436
Restaurant: 828-765-6589

Mount Mitchell Golf Resort
11484 State Hwy. 80 South
Burnsville, NC 28714
828-675-5454
 

 
Fishing
Spruce Pine NC Real Estate is blessed by the beautiful valleys and waters of Grassy Creek and the North Toe River. Both of these offer fabulous waters for trout and NC Fly Fishing. In fact, Spruce Pine NC, in Mitchell County NC, was recently designated a “Mountain Heritage Trout City.” This designation presides over a 2.3 mile section of the North Toe River, stretching from the Highway 226 Bridge to the US 19E Bridge. You will find the three trout species of the North Carolina Mountains, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout, in the North Toe River and Grassy Creek. Strict regulations for NC Fly Fishing and Trout Fishing in North Carolina define fishing activities in the High Country so be sure to carry a license and consult the diamond-shaped signs at popular fishing spots. Other popular NC Fly Fishing Rivers in Western North Carolina include the Cane, Watauga, New, Nolichucky and French Broad Rivers. The Watauga River offers some of the best trout and smallmouth bass fishing in North Carolina, and the Toe Rivers are known for numerous secluded fishing spots. 
 


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Email Us 387 McKinney Mine Road | PO Box 205 | Little Switzerland, NC 28749 | 828-765-7729 | 800-533-8532 | info@misty-mountain.com