Sunday, October 19, 2008
Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Chimney Rock State Park is North Carolina’s newest state park. Consisting of 64 acres, the Morse family who owned and operated the park for over 100 years sold the park to the state in May of 2007. Dr. Lucius Morse originally purchased the land in 1902. As a young physician, he came to the area seeking a more favorable climate and was enchanted with the awe-inspiring mountain of stone.
You may be familiar with the scenery thanks to the motion pictures: The Last of the Mohicans, Firestarter, and A Breed Apart. Chimney Rock is 315’ tall and stands at an elevation of 2,280’.
The park is known for rock climbing, rappelling, hikes, children’s events, and great picnicking. The following slide show showcases our visit. Enjoy!