What to do and see in Mill Spring, United States: The Best Places and Tips

January 21, 2018 Timmy Ribble

Mill Spring is an unincorporated community in Polk County, North Carolina, United States. Mill Spring is located at the junction of North Carolina Highway 9 and North Carolina Highway 108 3.7 miles (6.0 km) northeast of Columbus. Mill Spring has a post office with ZIP code 28756.
Restaurants in Mill Spring

1. Tryon International Equestrian Center

4066 Pea Ridge Rd, Mill Spring, NC 28756-5517 +1 888-429-9495
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Reviewed By Shawna S

Found this through "Romantic Asheville" and went to a Saturday Night horse jumping competition. I found it exciting and thrilling watching the horses and their riders compete. Its a beautiful arena with nice (albeit expensive) shops and some small restaurants. There was a band, beer for purchase, well behaved dogs were welcomed, great seats....and beautiful athletic horses and riders to watch. I had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back.

2. Overmountain Vineyards

2014 Sandy Plains Rd, Tryon, NC 28782-8799 +1 828-863-0523
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Overmountain Vineyards

Overmountain Vineyards is a boutique winery that sits on a 70 acre family owned farm in Tryon, North Carolina. OMV grows 16 acres of french vinifera focusing primarily on Petit Manseng, an elegant aromatic white originally from southwest France as well as red varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Please come visit, taste the difference and enjoy a truly distinctive wine experience at Overmountain Vineyards. From our family to yours!

Reviewed By CestLaViecp - Charlotte, North Carolina

This is one of my favorite wineries to visit and the staff and team behind the winemaking are clearly doing things right. I have been to many wineries within the state, France, Italy and like to think I can recognize good quality wine. The staff is very friendly, the atmosphere is laid back and I loved the Moroccan music that was playing outside while I did my al-fresco tasting.

If you visit in the near term, the Cab Franc is excellent - very smooth, hint of spice with notes of cherry and vanilla and a great finish. It reminds me of their 2015 Petit Verdot which is a personal all time favorite wine that I have bought a few bottles of. If you have a dog, they are pet friendly. They sell some meat and cheese but I have seen others bring their own food to have here with their wine. Highly recommend this winery!

3. The Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour

166 Honey Bee Dr, Saluda, NC 28773-9704
Excellent
95%
Good
2%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 280 reviews

The Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour

Perched on the rim of the Green River Gorge in Saluda, North Carolina - The Gorge is a tree-based zip line canopy adventure with 11 zip lines, sky-bridges, and 3 free-fall rappels - dropping an unprecedented 1,100 feet in elevation through 125 acres of old-growth and protected forest. Tours last 3.5 hours and offer 90 mile panoramic views. Designed by the leaders in the canopy tour industry, The Gorge features hands-free breaking for maximum safety and fun!

Reviewed By Joseph B

I've zipped in Costa Rica, Boone, on a cruise ship, and on an island in the Caribbean and this beats them all. The zips are fast and the views are unreal. The rappels and Skybridge are extras that add to the experience. The guides were great and safety was at the forefront of everything they did. Highly recommend as a great zip experience! Oh, and the hot chocolate in the middle of the tour was nice too.

4. Russian Chapel Hills Winery

2662 Green Creek Dr, Columbus, NC 28722-9685 +1 828-817-7260
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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5 based on 66 reviews

Russian Chapel Hills Winery

Our vineyard and winery rest below the beautiful St. Anna Chapel, which is a part of the Eastern Diocese of the Russian Church Outside of Russia. Visitors to Russian Chapel Hills Winery will perhaps be most delighted at being able to visit an authentic, 17th century stile Russian chapel. It is our heritage. You are welcome to discover a new experience in our estate winery.

Reviewed By devsmom73 - Simpsonville, South Carolina

Arrived right at opening so we had the tasting room to ourselves. This gave us a great opportunity to talk with the owner and learn of his Russian history, the history of the vineyards and the authentic Russian chapel that sits on the property overlooking the sea of grapes. Absolutely breathtaking! 3 big friendly dogs greet you as you drive up. Tasting of 8 wines cost $12. Definitely recommend the Mosaic red blend.

5. Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

3068 Memorial Hwy # 7, Lake Lure, NC 28746-9801 +1 770-419-0445
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 480 reviews

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Reviewed By Connie P - Lake Lure, North Carolina

Come in the summer and bring the whole family.The volunteers who work on the different flower beds are constantly planting and replanting to make the bridge bloom all year round.Master gardeners are also involved in the unusual varieties of plants that are indigenous to our area.Actually you can enjoy the bridge all year around.

6. Chimney Rock State Park

431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC 28720 +1 800-277-9611
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is an international outdoor destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC, attracting visitors from around the world. Highlights include:- 75-mile panoramic views overlooking Lake Lure- 404-foot waterfall, one of the highest of its kind east of the Mississippi River- The Last of the Mohicans scenes were filmed here, and Dirty Dancing was filmed in adjacent Lake Lure- ancient geologic formations- 198-foot tunnel & elevator inside the mountain- five scenic hiking trails- guided rock climbing & moreThe Park's modernized elevator offers a handicap-accessible 35-sec. ride to the iconic Chimney, an alternative to "nature's Ultimate Stairmaster," the Outcroppings trail. Chimney Rock has something for everyone from the family-friendly Great Woodland Adventure trail to the stunning Skyline trail to Exclamation Point. Recognized as one of the Southeast’s most iconic outdoor attractions, Chimney Rock is located 25 miles southeast of Asheville on Highway 64/74A in Chimney Rock, NC.

Reviewed By catadair - South Carolina

I’d always wanted to go to the top of Chimney Rock, so I finally did! My 73 year old mom made it, too! Those steps though! We took lots of breaks. Mom was disappointed that the flag wasn’t raised, but other than that it was...MoreWe're so glad you and your mom had a wonderful time in the Park. Thanks again for your review!

7. Parker-Binns Vineyard

7382 E NC 108 Hwy, Mill Spring, NC +1 828-894-0154
Excellent
81%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 66 reviews

Parker-Binns Vineyard

Reviewed By Britt S - Nashville, Tennessee

The property is beautiful, featuring grape vines on site, and a huge flower garden. For $10, you get to taste all 7 wines and keep the glass. The owners were so friendly and entertaining, and Lulu the dog was a real treat! I loved all the wines. Bottle prices range from $15-$20. I enjoyed the entire experience. Would have given 5 stars, but it was a bit pricey for me.

8. Shunkawauken Falls

Columbus, NC
Excellent
35%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Shunkawauken Falls

Reviewed By RooneyKing - Black Mountain, North Carolina

A great side trip up White Oak Mountain Drive then Skyuka Mountain Drive. Fabulous views from the north side. See the beginnings of our mountain ranges. Ask directions at Visitors Center in Columbus.

9. Mountain Brook Vineyards

731 Phillips Dairy Rd, Tryon, NC 28782-8798 +1 828-817-4376
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Mountain Brook Vineyards

At Mountain Brook Vineyards, crafting wine is a labor of love. All of our wines are made from 100% NC grapes, harvested by hand, and fermented separately in oak barrels and unoaked stainless steel tanks. We keep our vintages small to ensure the highest quality. Enjoy our wine tastings while relaxing to a mountain view overlooking our vineyards.

Reviewed By CindyRella_10 - Simpsonville, South Carolina

This winery isn't in the NC wine tour guide book but so glad we found it. Was skeptical at first, given we just happened to see a couple of small roadside signs pointing in the direction of the tasting room. It is located upstairs while the barrels, and vats are downstairs. Owner was very cordial and we had a great time. Can't wait for the next visit / and he said they're considering music outside.

10. Pearson's Falls Glen

2748 Pearson Falls Rd, Saluda, NC 28773-9825 +1 828-749-3031
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 140 reviews

Pearson's Falls Glen

Named after its founder, Charles William Pearson, this 268-acre area of wilderness offers an abundant variety of flowers.

Reviewed By motherchristmas61 - Richardson, Texas

Very picturesque! Great place for a family photo. You pay 5.00 per adult. A little easy, beautiful walk to the falls. You’ll be taking photos on the way there. Lots of moss and small waterfalls. We visited 4 waterfalls, this was my favorite.

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