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Overmountain Victory Trail Connects to Lenoir NC

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In 1780, the war for independence was raging.  And a group of patriotic farmers and family men were about to change the course of history.

Marching through the majestic Appalachians, this rag-tag collection of citizen soldiers made their way to Kings Mountain.  There, they met and defeated a British-led army of regulars in a hard-fought battle that Thomas Jefferson would later call the “turning of the tide” for the American Revolution.

A century later in 1980, the United States Congress officially designated the route they took as the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVNHT).  Its 330-mile length stretches through four states.  It leads right by Downtown Lenoir and is one of the best hikes near Asheville NC.

The Lenoir to Morganton OVNHT is one mile wide and extends approximately 20 miles from the heart of Caldwell County to the northern reaches of Burke County.  It’s the culmination of a longstanding desire by Caldwell County Pathways to connect the City of Lenoir greenway, the town of Gamewell, and the City of Morganton greenway along the Lower Creek corridor.  And it’s forward-thinking projects such as this that make this area the best place to retire in North Carolina.

Those of us fortunate to live in mountain homes near Asheville never take for granted the natural splendor that surrounds us.  The OVNHT is just one of many Western North Carolina trails that afford us countless opportunities to hike, bike or just walk and enjoy the beauty of our environment.  Open spaces and fresh air define our lifestyle and help to keep us healthy.

Although we enjoy our modern amenities and having easy access to nearby cities when we need it, we honor, appreciate and enjoy the rich history found in our mountain communities.  Hikes near Asheville NC, such as the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, take us on paths walked by those who endured so many hardships to settle this magnificent area we call home.

There’s so much to see and do in and around Lenoir and other nearby towns, from the quaint to the modern.  At The Coves Mountain River Club, our residents have countless opportunities to explore and learn.  It’s the best place to retire in North Carolina if you want to stay active and be challenged by a new experience every day.  Being right on the bank of the Johns River adjacent to Wilson Creek, we’re ideally located for anyone who likes to fish.  And our on-site golf course offers some of the most spectacular views anywhere.

Fall, of course, brings people from all over the country to see the changing of the leaves, and living at The Coves Mountain River Club you’ll have a front-row seat for the show.

We offer some of the finest mountain homes near Asheville, each one designed and built to take maximum advantage of its setting.  When you’ve visiting the area, stop by and see our innovative models and the many attractive options and features that can make one of them your own.  There’s a size and a floor plan for every budget, so if you’ve ever considered retiring to a life of leisure in the North Carolina mountains, it’s worth your while to see The Coves Mountain River Club and all we have to offer. 

You’ll want to stop by the Pisgah Mountain Lodge, where we gather for special events such as food and wine tastings.  When you sit on the deck outside, take a deep breath and watch the sun set over the mountains, you’ll begin to understand why this place is so very special to us who live here.

Call us at 828.754.0700 to schedule a visit!

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