Whatever the weather,
the views are always amazing
at Chimney Rock Park!

Beauty in All Seasons
The four seasons have been inspiring the artist in all of us since the first pink blossom signaled winter's end and the first green leaf turned a flaming red. That creative tradition continues today at Chimney Rock, where all four seasons unfold in glorious splendor. There are scientific reasons for the Park's distinctive seasons: moist microclimates created on the high cliffs by the spume and spray of Hickory Nut Falls; the warming, thermal belt effect on the densely-forested lower slopes; the remarkable 1,700-foot range in elevations. But even science has its limits when it comes to nature — sometimes it's best simply to enjoy the magic of the moment.

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