Many an unknowing camper has had his weekend plans dashed by arriving at the popular Davidson River Campground a few ridges over only to find out that it’s booked (usually by 8 a.m. Friday morning on summer weekends). What they don’t know is that the nearby North Mills River Campground usually has a space or two available. North Mills is smaller, more intimate, more laid back and offers direct access to miles of trail (some open to mountain biking) snaking up the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Or, grab a tube and loll the day away in the chill waters of North Mills River
(which also supports a healthy trout population).


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