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Great Place to visit with 3 yr old?

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Great Place to visit with 3 yr old?

Hi, We are looking for a quiet vacation with a 3 year old (ha ha...) - more towards a lake area, either woodsy or mountain type. We aren't really beach people, but we love lakes, fishing, campfire, relaxation type areas. Any suggestions about what parts of NC would be great for this type of trip? We are thinking about coming in the summer months. Thanks!

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When you say summer and NC you should think mountains around Asheville. There are some great things to do for kids of that age in this area. WNC Nature Center is a perfect small place w/ petting zoo and lots of animals that are close enough for young ones to see. Health Adventure, Arboreteum for plants and flowers, lots of rivers and streams....

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Lakes - There is Lake Lure which is nice. Asheville area is nice and might I add check out the Bryson City area and Lake Fontana too. Pleny of kid friendly creeks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Deep Creek being a nice place. We take our kids there often, even when they were about 3 too.

Have fun.

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Lake Lure sounds perfect for you! Our 6 year old son loved it when he was three and still loves it today. The little beach area is nice, you can rent a boat and fish, have picnics in the park and relax in the beautiful mountains.

I live less then 20 minutes from Lake Lure so I have never spent the night... but those little lake houses that you can rent have always intrigued me. I have often thought of staying at the Arbor Cabins or the Bluebird http://www.graftonlodge.com/cabins.htm

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