Black Balsam Knob
This may be one of my all time favorite places to get above everything and just take it all in. It is a longer hike but it is worth it if you have a day to hike. Bring food/snacks and water.
Black Balsam is about 45 minutes up the parkway, and a spot where we always take friends/family. It's a great spot for a picnic (weather-permitting), and has 360 views. The hike is about twenty minutes and rocky, but not super steep. It's a great option for anyone, including families with kids and…
A great panorama of the area can be viewed from atop Black Balsam Knob. Also the drive getting here along the Blue Ridge Parkway is nothing to miss out on either.
“Guests enjoy a unique dining experience in an historic hotel that has been converted into this local favorite.”
“Fun atmosphere right on the river. Great assortments of beers for every taste. Pigeon Grill, located inside the brewery, will serve you an outstanding southern fare. ”
“The restaurant in the Pisgah Inn is open seasonally, so make sure to check their website before you make plans to go. To get a table with a view, get there early!”