Description - The Mountain Region of North Carolina is a vacation destination for out-of-state visitors and visitors that reside in the nearby fast-growing business communities. Encompassing the Appalachian Mountains and its foothills a variety of spectacular scenery and recreation awaits at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pisgah National Forest, Nantehala National Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway, and numerous state parks including North Carolina's first and highest peak, Mt. Mitchell, 6,684 feet.
- Finding a place to enjoy the outdoors is not difficult in North Carolina's Mountain Region, even the roadways to your destination are relaxing and enjoyable. The density of recreation opportunities is truly amazing. National parks and forests along with state parks can be found within a short drive of each other. Folks of all ages and abilities can enjoy the four-season natural beauty.
Recreation - The recreation-rich region of North Carolina's mountains include canoeing, kayaking, coldwater fishing, tubing, scenic driving, hiking, rock climbing, viewing museums and historical sites, skyline walking tours, and much more.
Climate - Winter daytime temperatures average below 36 degrees Fahrenheit (below 2 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average below 76 degrees Fahrenheit (below 24 Celsius). The state has a fairly wet climate with an average precipitation for this area averaging 44 to 48 inches (112 to 122 centimeters).
North Carolina's Mountain Region includes areas from Virginia to South Carolina west of Winston-Salem and west of Charlotte extending over to Tennessee and Georgia.