Hanging Rock’s 18 miles of diverse trail make it a hiker’s paradise, especially for campers. One of the most popular trails in the park, Moore’s Wall, runs through the centrally located campsite (73 sites, with hookups). That 4.2-mile loop takes you to the top of Moore’s Knob and great 360-degree views. It also connects with the Visitor Center, where you can pick up trails to waterfalls (Indian Creek, Upper Cascades Falls), to the park’s namesake attraction (1.2 miles), to more remote trails (Cook’s Wall, Reuben Mountain) — or some 500-miles west to Clingman’s Dome on the Tennessee line (the park is home to a stretch of the statewide Mountains-to-Sea Trail). Rock climbing is allowed in the park; there’s scenic paddling on the Dan River, which borders the park; and while swimming in the 12-acre mountain pond is a Memorial Day-to-Labor Day only affair, the picturesque lake loves having its picture taken in all seasons.
2 for 1! You can’t beat it, especially for kids. I love that the girls can have 2 different looks and colors with one jacket. Money saver!
A great fleece with compact warmth. It’s so much easier for kids to layer with than a regular sweatshirt!
This jacket is a favorite for me because it still insulates even if it gets damp and it’s super packable!
Easy little belt bag that holds all of your essentials–wallet, keys, lip balm, sunglasses, snack. Made of quick-dry fabric with 2 pockets and an easy clip belt. It’s my go-to when I want to be hands-free at the farmer’s market or just a stroll around the lake! Also comes with some colorful personality!
Ears on a baby fleece are never a bad idea! I continue to get these for our kids as sizes change, they’re great and my 3 year old loves hers!
A soft techy fabric that still functions to wear around town, but is fully technical when I need it.
The perfect piece for cool weather layering. Mine’s 8yo and going strong. Good for both casual and lightly technical activity. Pairs well with everything and provides a comfortable level of insulation. One of my most used pieces through the chilly months, second only to my down sweater
My helmet of choice for the past 10 or so years, this tough but light helmet checks all the boxes. Easy to adjust fit, well-ventilated shell, and a comfortable chin strap. Everything you need at a great price.