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Childsbury Towne Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Boating

Moncks Corner, SC 29461 (196.066 miles)

Started in 1707, Childsbury and the adjacent Strawberry Landing (est. 1705) are examples of an early frontier settlement away from the Port of Charleston. The area has been described as the "apex for commerce along the Cooper River."

Official Website: Childsbury Towne Heritage Preserve

Westmoreland Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Montross, VA 22520 (197.408 miles)

On the Potomac River’s Northern Neck, this park offers many opportunities for family fun

Official Website: Westmoreland

Mount Mitchell State Park Hiking Camping

Burnsville, NC 28714 (198.800 miles)

There are a few places in the world that still stand apart from the ordinary. Rising more than a mile high, surrounded by the gentle mist of low-hanging clouds, Mount Mitchell State Park is one of these extraordinary places.

Official Website: Mount Mitchell State Park

Pisgah National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Burnsville, NC 28714 (198.800 miles)

With fantastic vistas, ridges more than 4,000 feet high and whitewater rapids, Pisgah National Forest offers great adventures for all types of outdoor activities.

Official Website: Pisgah National Forest

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve Hiking Fishing Hunting

Landrum, SC 29356 (199.501 miles)

The preserve is a Wildlife Management Area, allowing hunting in accordance with WMA regulations and features a 144-acre area open only to archery hunting, called the Glassy Mountain Archery Only Area. The remaining 1,742 acres are in regular WMA. Species typically hunted on the property include bear, deer, squirrel and turkey.

Official Website: Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Chimney Rock State Park Hiking

Chimney Rock, NC 28720 (199.671 miles)

The Chimney Rock area of the state park is operated by a private contractor and is open throughout the year. Entry fees offset the cost of operating this popular tourist destination. Currently, Chimney Rock is the only public access within the greater Chimney Rock State Park. However, the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation will eventually develop other areas of the state park with more traditional park facilities and recreation. The greater Chimney Rock State Park currently encompasses roughly 4,000 acres on both north and south sides of the gorge and expansion efforts continue to bring more of the gorge’s rich natural resources into conservation

Official Website: Chimney Rock State Park