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#1 of 29 Nature & Parks in Asheville
Fun and relaxing to walk through the various types of plantings and décor found in the garden area (formal garden, rose garden, greenhouse, special room with orchids, nature walk with various trees, etc).
These beautiful and varied gardens, created by landscape architect Olmstead (who also designed NYC's Central Park) are another highlight of a trip to the Biltmore Estate (and included in the estate admission fee).
#2 of 29 Nature & Parks in Asheville
Beyond the beautiful park, fountains, mini Rocky Cove Railroad Model Train Exhibit, ponds, breathtaking view over Pisgah National Park you can see Bonsai Exhibition Garden (open 9a-5p daily) one of the largest col...
May be the best nature center in the U.S. Outstanding new buildings, which can handle hundreds of students, or a few travelers on a rainy November day.
#3 of 29 Nature & Parks in Asheville
He loved the snakes, looking at the owl, watching the otters, petting the goats, and playing at all the fun stops along the path throughout the Nature Center.
WNC sits on 42 acres (the grounds feel quite large, the Central Park Zoo in NY is 6 acres by comparison) and is as much about the natural setting as it is local wildlife.
#4 of 29 Nature & Parks in Asheville
These are some of the best views on the parkway, and for lovers of nature there is plenty to keep your mind and imagination active.
Went at the peak of the fall leaf colors spectacular, small gift shop very nice park rangers answered all the questions people had
#5 of 29 Nature & Parks in Asheville
Cool and beautiful with the smell of the woods, the trails pass a wonderfully folded rock surrounded by wild flowers and bordered by a stream.This little park has the most mountain wild flowers of any place I have...
Great Escape - Wander Through Nature at the Botanical Gardens in Asheville, NC
#6 of 29 Nature & Parks in Asheville
Always enjoy the "Freshness' of nature, the hiking trails and listening to babbling brooks and waterfalls
A Park Ranger was available when we came to answer questions and we chose the moderate trail based partly on his recommendation.
#7 of 29 Nature & Parks in Asheville
The sites are shaded, and it's easy to walk or bike to the lake and other parts of the park.
Very Nice State Park- Wonderful Location
#8 of 29 Nature & Parks in Asheville
I love Carrier park its a nice place for kids to walk and play ride their bikes and meet new friends to play with as well as the grown ups meeting and becoming good friends a place to have a picnic on a sunny day...
It has a good, safe parking area, good restrooms, lovely paths, a great dog park and a collection of picnic tables and barbecue pits that make it a great place to have a gathering.
#9 of 29 Nature & Parks in Asheville
It's not a huge place but if you like cozy, nature retreats, this one is worth stopping for.
#10 of 29 Nature & Parks in Asheville
You may need to park at Bird Sanctuary and there's a wooded trail there, too, though I haven't tried what many joggers seem to enjoy This is a lovely, well maintained haven.
Great Birding, Relaxing and Being Part of Nature