Chimney Rock State Park
For those who like to hike, Chimney Rock State Park – less than 90mi (145km) southwest of Sugar Mountain – has a range of trails, varying from child-friendly and moderate to difficult. The Hickory Nut Falls Trail is one of the most popular, a 1.4mi (2.3km) round-trip path with majestic waterfalls. During fall, the oak and hickory trees deliver warming colors as the wildlife scuttles and swoops around you. It’s a great place to appreciate autumn and get active.