Scenic overlooks: The horse is out of the barn

I always take out-of-town visitors to the magical spot on the parkway where the entire French Broad valley opens for a long-range view of the Biltmore Estate, downtown and the Grove Park Inn, and have always hoped that an overlook would one day be built.

There are existing overlooks where you can see Enka-Candler, several subdivisions and the Asheville Mall. They were not originally part of the view, but since that horse is out of the barn already, why not add one that features an enchanting perspective of the places tourists are actually likely to visit?

— Steve Woolum

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