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Nice Picnic Area and Trailhead

Old Fort Picnic Area is a forest service area along Swannanoa Creek just west of Old Fort. Besides... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
jmpncsu
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Wonderful place for a picnic!

We stopped here after hiking in the area one afternoon and were delighted. The grounds are... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Cincytraveler44
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Old Fort Picnic Area is a forest service area along Swannanoa Creek just west of Old Fort. Besides the secluded little picnic area, it provides access to a couple of trails, open to both hiking and mountain biking. Youngs Ridge Trail leads from the picnic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We stopped here after hiking in the area one afternoon and were delighted. The grounds are lovely--secluded and right by a pretty little creek . Plenty of picnic tables. There was even a "bathroom" which is more like an outhouse--but it was clean considering and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Cincytraveler44
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This picnic area is well shaded so remember to bring something to clear the table and benches with you. but the small amount of work is well worth the lovely dappled sunlight on a summers day. It has a tiny stream that bisects the actual...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank momroper
Reviewed 25 August 2014

These picnic grounds are a hidden gem in Old Fort, just a few minutes north of town at the intersection of Old US Hwy 70 and Mill Creek Road. We like coming here with our dogs during the week and often have the place to...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Brigette W
Reviewed 24 March 2014

This is the perfect place for a picnic, to sit and read a book, or just to relax and enjoy nature. Very nice!

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank TomJ_World_Traveler
Reviewed 26 December 2012

We rode our mountain bicycles down the mountain and ending our trip at the picnic area was perfect. We rested a bit, ate our snacks and relaxed in the cool air coming off of the stream.

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Reviewed 15 December 2011

I honestly can't come up with even one negative : )

Date of experience: November 2011
Thank drvuswld
Reviewed 18 August 2011

Just off of I40, the downtown picnic area at Old Fort, NC is the best place to kick off your mountain vaca. Especially if your kids need a break before you hit the Asheville area, this is a great small and safe place to park,...More

Date of experience: June 2011
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