Thursday, February 4, 2016

Walk Around Bass Lake. Blowing Rock NC

....If you find yourself in the Blowing Rock area I highly suggest you visit Moses Cone Park....
"Moses Cone Park at Milepost 294 near Blowing Rock, North Carolina, is a popular destination in its own right, and the 25 miles of carriage roads on the former estate 
offer plenty of opportunities for a hike."
 It was cold and windy on the Friday Erica and I were in Blowing Rock.  We decided to take an easy hike on a trail that swings around Bass Lake.  It was cold but beautiful.  You had to be careful, because it was a sheet of ice there on the path.
 You can see there on the top of the hill the Moses Cone Manor.  You can access it from the Blue Ridge Parkway or walk up the carriage trails to get to it.  We have been many times.  It's a beautiful view from the top.  
"Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, near Blowing Rock, North Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway, preserves the country estate of Moses Cone, a prosperous textile entrepreneur, conservationist, and philanthropist of the Gilded Age. Its centerpiece is Flat Top Manor, a gleaming white 20-room, 13,000 square foot mansion built in 1901 in the grand Colonial Revival style."
High Winds there on the Dam Breast





Beautiful Day in the Mountains of NC
Happy Travels!
KathieyV:-)

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