I am officially a fan of the mountains in North Carolina! The Grandfather Mountain State Park is an excellent option to take visitors. As soon as you enter the park, they give you a CD that starts telling you all about the park. It reminded me to Jurassic Park.
There’s a zoo, trails, and a cafeteria inside the park. It’s the perfect location to do some hiking or to spend the entire day at.
I am starting my NC explorers club soon.