Local Parks

Jump Off Rock

4433 Laurel Park Highway
Laurel Park, NC 28739
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Jump Off Rock is a scenic overlook, which provides a panoramic view of rolling pastures, the Blue Ridge and Pisgah mountain ranges.  Jump Off Rock also holds an Indian legend that has been passed down for many, many years. Over 300 years ago a young Cherokee Indian maiden received word that her young Indian Chief had been killed in battle, so she climbed to the edge of the rock and jumped off.  Indian legend has it that on moonlit nights you can see the ghost of the maiden on Jump Off Rock. Jump Off is located about 5 miles from downtown at the end of Laurel Park Hwy.  The park is open daily, sunrise to sunset. No admission charge.

  • Nature Trails
  • Hiking
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Open Year Round

Oklawaha Greenway Trail

Connects: Jackson, Patton, Berkley, Sullivan & William H. King Parks
Hendersonville, NC
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The Oklawaha Greenway Trail stretches 3.25 miles, connecting Jackson Park, Patton Park, Berkley Park, Sullivan Park & William H. King Memorial Park.  It is a relatively flat paved trail and is handicap accessible. The Greenway is a 10-foot-wide asphalt path for cyclists and pedestrians. Mileage signs have been installed every quarter of a mile along the trail to help trail users know how far they have traveled and how much farther it is to their destination. Benches, water fountains, and three bicycle FixIt Stations are available along the trail. Blue light phones have been installed along the greenway using grant money from the state Department of Transportation.

The Park at Flat Rock

55 Highland Lake Golf Dr.
Flat Rock , NC
(828) 697-8100
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  • Reservations or Fees
  • Nature Trails
  • Playground
  • Picnic Area
  • Dates Open – Year Round

Check out the Village of Flat Rock’s website here (for info on volunteering or reserving the park) or the Flat Rock Park Foundation’s website here (for info on what’s going on in the park or for the history of the park).