Things to do - Parks

NC Parks Offer Horseback Riding, Hiking and More

Horseback trail riding at one of the many state parks within 20-60 minutes driving distance of Nell's house. These parks also offer great hiking and mountain bike trails. 

Contact the Metcalfe's for more information on arrangements for your horses at area facilities.


•Tryon International Equestrian Park is approximately 30 minutes away.
Broad River Greenway - The Broad River Greenway, actually located three miles south of Boiling Springs, NC, is a natural waterway stemming from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hiking and walking trails are available for people, mountain bikers, and horses.The river is a great place for canoeing and tubing and there is a picnic shelter, playground, and restroom facilities are also all on site.
•Nearby Kings Mountain State Park is home to numerous special events including the Over-the-Mountain Triathlon, Kings Mountain and Crowders Mountain state parks and the Kings Mountain National Military Park.
South Mountain State Park, located in Cleveland and Burke Counties. 
Dupont National Forest - DuPont State Forest, more than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina. 
Moses Cone State Park - located in Blowing Rock, NC is an hour away and makes a great day trip for shopping, hiking and horseback riding. It has miles of beautiful mountain carriage trails for riding horses, hiking and fishing. 

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