Day 2 Blue Ridge Parkway
Trip Start May 03, 2005
27Trip End Ongoing
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The first stop of the day was the Folk Art Center - a craft shop and art gallery in all range of prices. Beautiful work. We then went to the Craggy Gardens picnic area which was very nice. We took a walk there and saw lots of rhododendron as well as small wild flowers. The mile trail went to a shelter built by the CCC out of chestnut in 1936. Soul refreshing!
After a short drive we saw Glassmine Falls from across the valley. They fall 800 ft. to an abandoned mica mine.
Around lunch time we went up to Mt Mitchell State Park where there is an overlook tower (6684 ft.) It was so foggy that at times we couldn't even see the tower from it's parking lot