Chimney Rock State Park is offering a sweet deal for Valentine’s Day. Now through Feb. 17, visitors can buy one regularly-priced adult ticket and receive another one for free.
“It’s a fun way for our guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special someone. They can take a romantic walk in the woods, enjoy lunch at the Old Rock and really reconnect with each other,” said Meghan Rogers, public relations and events manager.
Guests must download and present the special coupon at the time of purchase.
Chimney Rock State Park is roughly 25 miles southeast of Asheville, NC, and is nestled in Hickory Nut Gorge adjacent to the towns of Lake Lure and Bat Cave.
Privately owned by the Morse family for more than 100 years, Chimney Rock was acquired by the state of North Carolina in 2007 to become part of a larger state park dubbed Chimney Rock State Park.
Some of the more popular trails in the park include the Hickory Nut Falls Trail, which takes you out to a 404-foot waterfall, one of the highest falls east of the Mississippi River.
There's also Skyline Trail, which visits the highest point in the park, Exclamation Point, at 2480 feet. The vantage point offers dramatic views of Hickory Nut Gorge, which also served as the backdrop for several scenes in the 1992 movie, The Last of the Mohicans.
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