Lenoir North Carolina


LenoirWe stayed at Green Mountain Park RV in Lenoir after leaving Greensboro, North Carolina.  This park is a big thousand trails park in a remote setting.  Very wooded and pretty around the sites – but we choose to stay in a pull through towards the “top” of the campground where there was less trees so the satellite will work – plus the sites were bigger and easier to get into.  This park was nice, and luckily a staff member came along and helped us find our site as it was a little confusing.  It’s a few miles into the town of Lenoir.

Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway

We took a ride up to the Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway, which is a very pretty drive.  The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, and we could see why!


For part of our drive, we drove through Boone, which looks like a nice town.  They had a nice historic area with unique shops and restaurants.  The area features everything from mountain sports to cozy mountain cabins, festivals, and art galleries to Tweetsie Railroad Theme Park. Boone is where adrenaline junkies and leisure seekers alike flock for the perfect getaway any time of year.  With lots of outdoor activities, including fly fishing and canoeing, zip lining, and skiing, Boone is the perfect escape.

Blowing Rock

This town had a great little shopping area off the business route of 321.  We enjoyed the shopping, and better yet, the homemade ice cream at Kilwins.  They even make their own waffle cones.  Delicious!

There were quite a few neat stores in this area, and it was a great day trip to wander around.  The town is named after the Blowing Rock – an immense cliff 4,000 feet above sea level, overhanging Johns River Gorge 3,000 feet below. The phenomenon is so called because the rocky walls of the gorge form a flume through which the northwest wind sweeps with such force that it returns light objects cast over the void.

Blowing Rock, called the “Crown of the Blue Ridge”, is well known for its award-winning downtown (often referenced as one of North Carolina’s most scenic mountain villages), surrounding attractions, and outdoor things to do.