The 10 Best Things to Do in Newland, United States

January 5, 2018 Renato Branum

Newland in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks. Discover best things to do in Newland with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline

2058 Skyland Dr, Seven Devils, NC 28604-9170
Excellent
56%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline

Recognized for having the largest Snow Tubing Park on the East Coast, we've added the longest Zip line Tour as well. We are featuring two tours to choose from. Our Hawk tour is a 11 cables 1.5 miles of ziplines. Our new Eagle tour is 9 cables of almost 3 miles of zipline tour. Gliding through the air with ease is trouble-free. Zippers--ages five and up--enjoy the exhilarations of speeding treetop high over valleys having expansive views and threading through the forest canopy over creeks, wild turkeys, deer, groundhogs and the occasional bear. In winter, zippers can yell to their snow tubing friends from way above as they begin their journey. Our 20+ Lane Snow Tubing Park has four different areas to snow tube; lanes are 400 - 1000 feet long. Our 2 conveyor lifts take our snow tubers back to the top for more rides. Hawksnest has 100% snow making and lighting on all lanes to provide the best possible conditions and fun for the whole family.

Reviewed By Seana S - DeLand, Florida, United States

We came up to NC for a long weekend. We only stayed there 3 nights. Our group of 5 wanted to do the snow tubing really bad. We didn't know that you had to book the tubing in advance before they sold out. We called them and they advised us of this. They did say that they had some 4pm opening's left, but you had to drive up there and book the tickets that way!! This was the last tubing session of the day. No problem we said. So we drove up the mountain (which was 1 1/2 drive one way 3 hours each way from Beech Mountain.) to purchase our tickets. We didn't mind the drive because everything we had read, this was the place to go and the drive up and down the mountain was beautiful. We purchased our tickets 275.00 for 5 tickets and went back to Beech Mountain until it was time to head to 4pm timeslot.

So back up the mountain we go. The only problem was this time it had started to snow again. Not heavy snow, in fact nice fluffy snowflakes. So we thought this would be great for snow tubing. We get about 1/2 way up the mountain and realize that traffic is back up. We figured that everyone of had the same day we did, so we didn't think anything of it. Well we were wrong. The road was so slippery, that cars were sliding off the road into the ditch, and sliding backwards into other cars. It was a nightmare. I have never been so scared in my life!!! We couldn't get any traction on the road. And yes we had brand new tires. It was clear that the road had not been salted or plowed in some time and couldn't had the recent snow that had fallen.

We then had to pullover into a driveway to an apartment complex that was off the main road, so that we could regroup. Our car wasn't going to make up that road at that moment. Nor did anyone else's. We pulled over in hopes that a snowplow would be coming through to spread the salt and plow the road. Well, a snowplow came down and we got excited, but that didn't last to long. The driver of the plow advised us that he was only there to do the apartment complex. That he wishes he could do the road, but that he didn't have enough salt for it. He also advised that nobody was going to make it up the rest of the mountain and that everyone was turning around that could. He advised us not to go up any further because we wouldn't make and would more than likely wreck our vehicle trying.

At that point we decided as a group, with 2 vehicle's that we were going to push our luck and that we would call Hawksnest to see what they could do, since we couldn't make it up that mountain. We called the to see if they would refund our money figuring that we were not the only people who had this same problem. They offered to reschedule our appointment to the following day, however this was the last day that we were in NC, so that wasn't going to work for us. We advised them that there had already seen several cars in the ditch in and most everyone was turning around because they too couldn't make it. The lady who answered the phone said we can't control the weather and that they would not be giving us our money back no matter what. Which we felt was very wrong. We couldn't control the weather either and if they had just salted and plowed their road we would have been able to make. Meanwhile this all being recorded on video. We felt that our money should have been refunded due to their road conditions. I completely understand they can't control the weather either, but they have kept their road up with the driving conditions. Needless to say we gave them 275.00 for nothing. Services were not rendered therefore they if should have been refunded.

Looking back on all the other families and vehicle's that had the same problem we did and I am sure they didn't get their money back either. Which means they made a ton of money that day for nothing. Which just didn't seem right to us one bit.

2. Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Old NC Hwy 105, Linville, NC +1 828-652-2144
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 174 reviews

Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

This area, which offers hiking, camping, birdwatching and wildlife, was named for William Linville who was killed here by Indians in the 1700s.

Reviewed By naturistcouple1234 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

We were at Linville gorge doing some rock climbing and after a good day of climbing decided to go check out Upper creek falls for some skinny dipping on our drive out. We had heard that it was a good nude use area due to the remote nature and relative common use as a nude area upstream of the falls. We parked in the gravel parking lot and took the short trail to the upper falls. There is a small wooden bridge and staircase at the end of the trail leading down to the falls and creek. The upper trail leads to the top of the upper falls. It is important to know that it is a long drop down the upper falls so going too close to the edge is not recommended. The trail crosses the creek above the falls and winds down to the base of the falls on the other side. Being long time naturists, we decided to go upstream from the upper falls. We scrambled along the boulders lining the creek. The first large swimming hole is right upstream from the stairs of the trail. There is a rope swing there and the upstream side is a nice smooth slide into the wide hole. It is still visible from the trail so we elected to cross the creek and head upstream farther. At the next hole, we were out of sight from the trail so we disrobed and continued our hike up stream to search for more holes. There are trails going up along the creek that made hiking fairly easy. We stopped finally at a large wide swimming hole with a large flat rock in the sun and spent several hours sunning and swimming. We didn’t see anyone the whole time there. We hiked back to the first upstream swimming hole before donning on clothes and heading back to the car. This is a great area for skinny dipping in clear mountain water on a hot day. We will definitely be back if we are in the area.

3. Linville Falls Visitor Center

Rte. 1, Milepost 316.4, Spruce Pine, NC +1 828-765-1045
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 232 reviews

Linville Falls Visitor Center

Reviewed By Whiteharts

The beginning of October provided us with a beautiful day for a gorgeous walk in the forest! A few trees are changing color already, but the park is not quite as crowded as it will probably be during peak color times.

We walked the loop marked "Moderate" difficulty from the Linville Falls Visitor Center, including the side trails to the overlooks. Some relatively gentle slopes, some steeper, and some sections with built stairs are included. The image posted of the stairs is one of the really steep sections. They are relatively short, which is what the trail is marked "Moderate." The other image is more representative of much of the trail above the first overlook side trail.

Don't think the first overlook you come to is a view of the whole Falls. The biggest part is actually just out of view downstream, and you need to hike on to the end of that trail to see that across the canyon. The views are definitely worth the hike.

4. Linville Gorge

Gingercake Road, Linville Falls, NC 28647 +1 828-652-2144
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 360 reviews

Linville Gorge

Reviewed By Daniel L

Well worth the trip, amazing view. The hike in is about 15 min. Good for any age. You Can hike another 15 min to the back side of the gorge to see an incredible view from up high

5. Roan Mountain State Park

1015 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, TN 37687-3529 +1 800-250-8620
Excellent
75%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

Roan Mountain State Park

Reviewed By Seth L - Tennessee

We will make the drive again for sure! We love the campground and the area. It’s a beautiful beautiful area.

6. Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing

9472 NC Highway 181, Jonas Ridge, NC 28657
Excellent
47%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing

Reviewed By Michael Y - Valdosta, Georgia

We went to Jonas Ridge with the four granddaughters ages 3 thru 13. Everyone had a great time. These are easy slopes even for the little ones with a little adult help. The length of the runs was shorter than I had expected. The artificial snow was somewhat wet and slushy due to the warm weather and the fact that we went in the afternoon. Towards the end of the season, as it is now, it might be better to be there when they open at 10am and the snow is at its freshest. Your admission fee is for a two hour session. Depending on the crowd, you should be able to get in 20-25 runs down the hill. The conveyor belt to get effortlessly up to the top of the ridge is most helpful in guaranteeing maximum time enjoying the time tubing. Great outdoor entertainment!

100 D.A.R Drive, Crossnore, NC 28616 +1 828-733-4660
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

Crossnore Weavers and Gallery

Reviewed By 75footloose - Little Switzerland, North Carolina

Take a side-trip from the Blue Ridge Parkway to visit the town of Crossnore. Here you will find the Crossnore School, Chapel, Weaver's Gallery and Blair Fraley Thrift Shop. All are worthwhile. The chapel has a fresco based on the Bible verse "suffer the little children to come unto me." The artist used townspeople and students at Crossnore as models for the mural. Crossnore students enjoy the honor of working at the coffee shop.

8. Grandfather Vineyard & Winery

225 Vineyard Ln, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8053 +1 828-963-2400
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 276 reviews

Grandfather Vineyard & Winery

Reviewed By colajules - Lexington, South Carolina

While the surrounding scenery was breathtaking, the real story is Nicole in the Tasting Room. My husband and I were early and she invited us in, shared the wines with us, suggested some delicious, locally sourced garlic/herb/chive cheese and parmesan crackers, and even tracked us down because I left my credit card by accident! We will DEFINITELY visit Grandfather again and look forward to spending time with the wonderful folks at this vineyard!

9. Linville Falls Winery

9557 Linville Falls Hwy, Newland, NC 28657-8920 +1 828-765-1400
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 162 reviews

Linville Falls Winery

We are pioneering unique mountain-grown wines in the North Carolina High Country on our 40 acre vineyard and farm. In the vineyard, you'll find grape varieties such as Rielsing, Seyval Blanc, Noiret, Marquette, Petit Verdot, and Foch. In addition to grapes, the farm produces blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, heirloom apples, pumpkins, and Christmas Trees. At our elevation of 3200 feet, we have an incredibly unique environment for grapes to thrive and make award-winning wine! Our heartbeat is to have a space where you can relax, take in the beauty of the area, and taste what our mountains have to offer. Come see our Tuscan-style Tasting Room and find us just off milepost 317 on the Blue Ridge Parkway and a couple minutes drive from famous outdoor spots like Linville Falls and the Linville Gorge.

Reviewed By dkwCharlotte - Fayetteville, North Carolina

Blessed with a beautiful Sunday, we headed for the winery! What a great idea! This place has been so carefully planned, you must enjoy every aspect of it! Beautiful grounds, carefully designed and lovely interior. Comfortable seating inside and out and fabulous wine! The Juke Box Boys were playing great dancing tunes and everyone was enjoying the trip! We shall return!

10. Grandfather Mountain

2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646 +1 828-733-2013
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain’s pristine scenery and sweeping vistas rejuvenate mind and spirit. At an elevation of 5,946 feet, Grandfather is recognized as one of the world’s most diverse nature preserves. Be exhilarated by the altitude and panoramic views from the Mile High Swinging Bridge; stand eye-to-eye with bears, cougars and otters in natural habitats. Dine in the restaurant or find a scenic picnic spot, browse the nature museum, wander the trails, go behind the scenes of the animal habitats, visit with knowledgeable naturalists, and stop for a treat at the fudge shop. Fill your day with family memories at place where wonders never cease.

Reviewed By TripleG - Boca Raton, FL

Nice hike over the famous mile high swinging suspension bridge. I would alot at least 3.5 hours or more to take full advantage of all the park has to offer. They charge you by the passenger as your car enters the park, and prices were a little steep. Animal habitat on site is worth checking out, too, especially if you have animal loving kids - we saw cougars, elk, otter, and bald eagles.

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