If you like something that’s grand yet outdoorsy, you must definitely head to Stone Mountain State Park. Located in the northwestern part of North Carolina, the park lies in the bordering areas of the Wilkes and Alleghany counties. Declared a National Natural Landmark in 1975, Stone Mountain gets its name from a 600-foot magnificent gray-white colored granite dome, which is home to several activities such as picnicking, climbing, hiking, camping, fishing, and horseback riding, among others.
There are over 18 miles of trails, and over 20 miles of waters dominated by the trout. There is also a campsite with over 90 different sites, backpacking facilities and utility hookups. Another major attraction of the place is Hutchinson Homestead, a mountain farm from the mid-19th century that has been restored and made available for visiting.
Address: 042 Frank Parkway, Roaring Gap, NC 28668
Phone: 336-957-8185, 1-877-722-6762 (for reservations)