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Things to Do Near Neil's Creek

In the midst of the Pisgah National Forest, the rushing waters of Neil's Creek flow past the back porch and into the beautiful South Toe River not far upstream. The South Toe River Valley is known for its arts, crafts, and pottery along with golfing, hiking, fishing, tubing, kayaking, and skiing. Here's a map of Yancey County that can help you orient to the various attractions here. One of the nearest attractions is virtually unknown: it's Roaring Fork Falls, located a scant couple of miles from the cabins. It's about a mile hike up to the Falls as shown on the web site, and then you can hike further to the top of the Falls. Other falls nearby are Whiteoak Creek and Setrock Creek Falls. If you'd rather be on the water than look at it, here's a website where you can find out about canoeing, kayaking, rafting and tubing the beautiful South Toe River. There is a very nice hiking trail called  the Carolina Hemlock Trail that is just a short drive from the cabin, for after you've hiked the immediate area. It terminates near the Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area, where you can fish, swim or tube the South Toe River. The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1976 to promote the arts in Mitchell and Yancey Counties. Their website lists events, tours, and exhibitions for both performing and visual arts. Linville Caverns, North Carolina's only underground caverns, were carved by streams running under Linville Mountain. The cavern has a storied history as a hideout for robbers and Civil War deserters from both sides. The Blue Ridge Parkway ambles through the mountains just south of the cabins. While locals will tell you that it isn't the quickest way to get anywhere, it is certainly the most beautiful. Penland Art Center holds auctions featuring student and instructor work every other Thursday, all summer long. Mt. Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi River, is almost literally in the backyard. Here's a link to the State Park site for Mount Mitchell. Roan Mountain is a 6,285-foot ridge straddling the North Carolina and Tennessee State line. Grandfather Mountain and Tweetsie Railroad are about an hour away, near Boone. Here's a site which gives you information on fishing the South Toe River. In their system, our rental cabin sits on Neil's Creek, which is a tributary of the Middle South Toe. Want to get your North Carolina fishing license? Apply here. Do you love wildflowers? Here's a site for Southern Appalachian Wildflowers that features awesome photography of the species you might encounter. Nearby towns include Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville Falls, and Little Switzerland. And speaking of Little Switzerland, there's the really sweet Little Switzerland Book Exchange, if you want to track down a good read. Many visitors to our mountains enjoy the works of the many artisans who live here. The Toe River Arts Council provides a calendar as well as individual artists' listings. There are many places to visit, but sometimes you'd rather eat out! Since we have been coming to the area, our favorite place for lunch has been the Garden Deli in Burnsville. We like the great food and casual atmosphere. Open Monday-Saturday year- round. If you are thinking of joining us for a weekend between April and October, you might like to enjoy the local food offered at the Burnsville Farmers Market, open Saturdays from 8 am to noon. In June the Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival has been going on every year for over fifty years. If you are thinking of visiting us in August, consider the Mount Mitchell Craft Fair, which has also been going for more than fifty years. One of the most popular times to visit is the Fall foliage season. We are almost always booked up in October, so if this is your intention, please reserve your rental well in advance. Here is a guide to fall foliage in North Carolina. If you drive around our area, you will discover that one of the industries of Yancey County is growing Christmas trees. Here's a link where you can find local tree farms - and have the chance to bring home a souvenir if you visit us in the late Fall. Looking for a calendar of events for our region? Try www.toerivervalley.com.
You will see this sign posted on Neil's Creek, less than 0.2 miles from the cabin. Neil's Creek Roaring Fork Falls Picture Credit ©Heather Rose ATTRACTIONS