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Spruce-Pine is a pretty town located in Mitchell County, northeast of the city of Asheville and just a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. It lies on the banks of the North Toe River near famous attractions like Linville Falls and Linville Gorge, Grandfather Mountain and the Pisgah National Forest. Recreation opportunities abound near Spruce Pine including whitewater rafting, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing and hunting. Linville Gorge includes 39 miles of trails; much of it considered a primitive area, but there is an easy-to-moderate trail that leads to the falls. A short drive north of Spruce Pine takes you to Roan Mountain, home to the largest, naturally occurring rhododendron gardens in the world and the site of the North Carolina Rhododendron Festival each June. Rockhounds also flock to this area, which is known for its' rich deposits of gemstones and minerals. Grandfather Mountain, just northeast of Spruce Pine is the highest peak and one of the oldest in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Visitors can drive to the crest of the mountain and walk across the mountain's famous "Mile High Swinging Bridge." Other attractions near Spruce Pine include skiing at Sugar Mountain and the quaint resort towns of Banner Elk and Blowing Rock.

Surrounding areas: Little Switzerland, North Carolina (4.8 mi), Plumtree, North Carolina (8.3 mi), Celo, North Carolina (8.5 mi), Bakersville, North Carolina (8.7 mi), Linville, North Carolina (12.8 mi), Green Mountain, North Carolina (13.6 mi), Newland, North Carolina (14.1 mi)

Spruce Pine Vacation Rentals

Spruce Pine Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Big Lynn LodgeLittle Switzrlnd, NC4.6 mi.(704) 765-4257
Eseeola Lodge175 Linville AveLinville, NC15.1 mi.(828) 733-4311
Pixie InnUS 221Linville, NC15.1 mi.(704) 733-2597
Pixie InnLinville, NC15.1 mi.(704) 733-2597
Comfort Inn178 Hwy 70 WMarion, NC16.3 mi.(828) 652-4888
Days Inn4248 Hwy 221 SMarion, NC16.3 mi.(828) 659-2567
Econo LodgeRt 1 Box 68aMarion, NC16.3 mi.(828) 659-7940
Sugar Mountain Ski And Country ClubBanner Elk, NC20.2 mi.(828) 898-9784
Assembly InnMontreat, NC23.0 mi.(828) 669-2911
Sleep Inn Morganton2400a S Sterling StMorganton, NC24.3 mi.(828) 433-9000
Comfort Inn & Suites1273 Burkemont AveMorganton, NC24.8 mi.(828) 669-2922
Comfort Inn585 Hwy 9 I-40 Exit 64Black Mountain, NC25.1 mi.(828) 669-9950
Holiday Inn Express2002 Temple HL RdErwin, TN25.3 mi.(423) 743-4100
Alpen Acres156 Old US Hwy 321 SBlowing Rock, NC26.4 mi.(828) 295-7981
Chetola Resort & Conference CenterBlowing Rock, NC26.4 mi.(800) 243-8652
Chetola Resort & ConferenceBlowing Rock, NC26.4 mi.(828) 295-5500
Days Inn Blowing RockHwy 321 BypBlowing Rock, NC26.4 mi.(828) 295-4422
Ridgeway Motor InnHwy 221Blowing Rock, NC26.4 mi.(828) 295-7321
Days Inn Morganton2402 S Sterling StMorganton, NC26.4 mi.(828) 433-0011
Hampton Inn Morganton115 Bush DrMorganton, NC26.4 mi.(828) 432-2000
Holiday Inn Morganton2400 S Sterling StMorganton, NC26.4 mi.(828) 437-0171
Comfort Inn167 J F Robinson LnMars Hill, NC27.8 mi.(828) 689-9000
R & R HideawayHwy 18 Wilksboro BlvdLenoir, NC29.4 mi.(828) 754-5600
Quality Inn Appalachian Conference CTR949 Blowing Rock RdBoone, NC29.8 mi.(828) 262-0020
Bed & Breakfast
Baird House LTD Bed And Breakfast Inn41 S Main StMars Hill, NC27.8 mi.(828) 689-5722

Spruce Pine Weather & Climate

North Carolina has the greatest range of altitude of any state east of the Mississippi River, ranging from sea level along the Atlantic coast to 6,684 feet at the summit of Mt. Mitchell in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Latitude accounts for climatic variations, as does soils, plant cover and inland bodies of water. There is no distinct wet or dry season in North Carolina. Average snowfall in the southern mountains is around 16 inches, with some of the higher mountain peaks and upper slopes receiving as much as 50 inches per year. July is usually the wettest month. Summer rainfall is the most variable; daily showers are not uncommon, but periods of one to two weeks without rain are also normal. Autumn is the driest season, and also sees the greatest drop-off of temperature in the month of October.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 46°F 21°F 5.58 in. -
February 49°F 23°F 5.07 in. -
March 57°F 30°F 6.30 in. -
April 65°F 37°F 4.60 in. -
May 72°F 45°F 5.32 in. -
June 78°F 53°F 4.54 in. -
July 82°F 57°F 4.43 in. -
August 81°F 56°F 5.02 in. -
September 76°F 50°F 4.55 in. -
October 68°F 37°F 4.18 in. -
November 59°F 30°F 5.05 in. -
December 50°F 24°F 4.19 in. -

Spruce Pine Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located about 42 miles southwest of Spruce Pine in Asheville, North Carolina, the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located approximately 43 miles northwest of Spruce Pine in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee, the Shelby Municipal airport (EHO) located roughly 52 miles south of Spruce Pine in Shelby, North Carolina, and finally the Greenville Spartanburg International airport (GSP) located around 70 miles south of Spruce Pine in Greer, South Carolina.

Spruce Pine Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC64.1 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC76.5 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC76.5 mi.
Paramount's CarowindsCharlotteNC83.5 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN83.9 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN83.9 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN83.9 mi.
Water Parks
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC87.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Grassy Creek Golf & Country ClubSpruce PineNC 
Mount Mitchell Golf ClubBurnsvilleNC13.0 mi.
Mountain Glen Golf CourseNewlandNC14.1 mi.
Green Oaks Golf ClubConcordNC14.6 mi.
Rocky River Golf Club at ConcordConcordNC14.6 mi.
Village of Sugar Mountain Golf CourseBanner ElkNC20.0 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC20.9 mi.
Old Fort Golf CourseOld FortNC21.4 mi.
Quaker Meadows Golf ClubMorgantonNC22.5 mi.
Buffalo Valley Golf CourseUnicoiTN24.4 mi.
Silver Creek PlantationMorgantonNC24.7 mi.
Magnolia Golf ClubMagnoliaNC25.0 mi.
Black Mountain Golf CourseBlack MountainNC25.5 mi.
Tillery Tradition Country ClubMount GileadNC25.5 mi.
Country Acres Golf ClubLenoirNC29.9 mi.
Lenoir Golf CourseLenoirNC29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC20.2 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC20.2 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC21.1 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC27.8 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC64.1 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC94.1 mi.
State Parks
Mount Mitchell State ParkNC14.9 mi. 
Carroll Reece MuseumJohnson CityTN31.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hands On! Regional MuseumJohnson CityTN31.9 mi.(Children's)
Hickory Museum of ArtHickoryNC42.4 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC35.0 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC75.8 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN103.9 mi.

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