Pisgah National Forest
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Each year my family congregates in Hendersonville, North Carolina to celebrate at least one holiday with my nana. The family drives in from Ohio, Charlotte and Florida just to get together. It usually pretty interesting because the drama is ever present. As a means of escape, my cousins and I have created a tradition of an annual hike. The hike can be as simple as walking from Nana's to my Uncle Rob's and Aunt Nancy's house, or it could be a hike through the trails of Pisgah National Forest or DuPont State Forest. It doesn't matter where we go, we always seem to have an adventure once we're there.
Over the years we find ourselves returning back to Pisgah. It is such a great place! During the summers the park is full of folks enjoying a picnic, hiking, bike riding, swimming, tubing and even fishing.
During the winters most people just stick to the trail as the water is far too cold to go swimming.The rocks aren’t particularly rough, but I promise you it’s hard to go down just one time.
The water at Pisgah never gets particularly warm, no matter when you go it will still be rather cool.This is because the water comes from melted snow caps in the mountain’s peaks. I don’t think you could swim in fresher cleaner water. It’s really clare and you can see small fish swim by you as well as flecks of micah in the rocks below. I suggest wearing water shoes while swimming because you might find that some of the rocks are rough on the feet.
Apparently the fishing here is fantastic.
Like I mentioned before, we also go tubing at Pisgah. There are outposts where you can rent your inner tube there at the park. Simply park in one of the lots and walk just a short distance to the water, drop your float in and you’re off. If you find yourself in Western North Carolina, make a point to visit Pisgah.