Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Pisgah Inn Restaurant

The warmer days are here and we hope you have enjoyed cruising with the windows down (or top down for those convertible drivers)! As always, driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway is a joy. While in the area, be sure to check out the Pisgah Inn Restaurant, the only eating establishment on the Blue Ridge… Read more »

Moses Cone Memorial Park

An often mentioned attraction for this area is the Blue Ridge Parkway. With the beautiful views and charming stops along the way, there is always something to enjoy on your ride. One such destination along this scenic highway is the Moses Cone Memorial Park, at milepost 294. This historic mountain estate has thousands of acres,… Read more »

Waterfalls Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Cliffs Communities and The Reserve at Lake Keowee are in the prime location – foothills of the mountains. This allows not only lake living but a short drive to be in the mountains of North Carolina! A prime feature of said mountains is the Blue Ridge Parkway. Along this road, you will encounter sweeping… Read more »

Devil’s Courthouse off the Blue Ridge Parkway

One of the most stunning views off the Blue Ridge Parkway is known as Devil’s Courthouse. Don’t let the name scare you – this view is a short hike away and what a view it is! Located near milepost 422, look for the parking right off the parkway. Although less than one mile and partly… Read more »

The Blue Ridge Parkway

In the stunning backdrop of Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee are the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Winding through the beautiful Appalachian mountains is a scenic road comprised of over 450 miles known as the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Making its way through 29 counties, this National Parkway is America’s longest linear park.  Protected within this park are… Read more »

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