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Ranked #7 of 10 things to do in Old Fort
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

This is the perfect place for a picnic, to sit and read a book, or just to relax and enjoy nature. Very nice!

Thank TomJ_World_Traveler
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

We rode our mountain bicycles down the mountain and ending our trip at the picnic area was perfect. We rested a bit, ate our snacks and relaxed in the cool air coming off of the stream.

1  Thank Deb R
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

I honestly can't come up with even one negative : )

Thank drvuswld
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

Just off of I40, the downtown picnic area at Old Fort, NC is the best place to kick off your mountain vaca. Especially if your kids need a break before you hit the Asheville area, this is a great small and safe place to park, picnic, and kick back in the middle of Old Fort. Follow the signs to the Mountain Gateway Museum to find it. Technically this area joins the grounds of the museum but has signs that indicate a city park. The park is open when the museum is not -- like 6 pm on a summer Saturday. It is FREE place to enjoy. There is an informal small amplitheatre and a lush grassy area under the trees. Best of all kids, teens, and adults can enjoy playing in a cool shallow mountain stream. My kids always remember this as a part of our mountain memories. Take your camera out here for great photos. Old Fort is about 24 miles east of Asheville, NC.

For a photo, visit this website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/visitnc/5734260257/

3  Thank DeeDeeNC070
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