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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wilson Creek NC and Morganton NC Shopping and Movies - Fly Fishing and Kayaking

Not too far from the cute downtown city of Morganton NC is beautiful Wilson Creek, which is registered as one of the nation's top 3 clean water sources. This breath taking area is one of my favorites for a day trip, to enjoy a picnic or some fly fishing. If your into kayaking, this area has become popular over the years for those wanting a scenic yet fun paddling adventure.

Take The Morganton Exit off of I-40, head through downtown Morganton and taking a slight turn to the left onto 181.
Follow 181 for about 12 miles to Brown Mountain Beach Rd., at a small church, turn right. Go about 5 miles; just past a bridge over Wilson Creek (which looks like a small river) turn left to stay on Brown Mtn. Beach Rd. The main road continues straight but changes names. There is a sign for the Pisgah National Forest Mortimer Campground. You can start enjoying many scenic views about a half a mile down the dirt road, choosing from several places to park on your left and easily walk to the water and rock formations. If you continue to drive you will follow Wilson Creek through the settlement of Brown Mountain Beach, and continue through the beautiful Gorge section, and the visitor center is on the left after approximately 4-1/2 miles.

It's a great drive and well worth the time for North Carolina natives and those from out of state. Take your camera - the pictures will be awesome!

After a day of enjoying the creek you can head back to Morganton NC and enjoy a movie in their quaint downtown movie theatre or grab a really good meal at several small eateries. If your staying the weekend then there's a few really nice boutiques to visit like Benjamin's & Libbas's, where you'll find a nice selection of some of today's newest fashions.

For easy online shopping and some of the newest styles in wrought iron furniture and hand-forged tables visit Buy It Now Furniture, they ship nationwide.

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