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Connor G
Gainesville, FL29 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Def worth a trip is you’re nearby! I feel like it’s an underrated gem that mostly locals only know about. I just did the 0.9 mile loop trail around the lake and it was beautiful. Many others do do here as well.
Written 27 December 2022
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Frances T
Fraziers Bottom, WV103 contributions
Nov 2022
The lake is so beautiful! The pathway around it is well-kept and lovely. The variety of water fowl kept us busy trying our hand at identifications.
Written 15 November 2022
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Jill B
Box Elder, SD146 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Easy, beautiful place to walk around the lake. There’s also trails that where carriage trails years ago that you can walk. (we didn’t this day but, next time) We also saw a group of horse back riders not sure how that came about.
Written 24 October 2022
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KMW-FL
Port Saint Lucie, FL621 contributions
Oct 2022
This is a beautiful peaceful and serene walk around the beautiful Bass Lake. There are other trails that can be walked, but our group chose just the .9 trek around the lake. We were there during the peak season for fall colors, and it was absolutely gorgeous. We have the perfect day to take a walk. Blue sky, slight breeze and lots of trees. Will go back to make the hike to the Cone Mansion. Would love to see that house too. The parking lot was full, and we squeezed in a place that might not have been 'allowed' but got no tickets nor damage to our vehicles. Guess this was a busy time for the Lake walk. (And the ladies' room was out of order the day we visited. Had to take turns in the men's, but it was clean!!)
Written 19 October 2022
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CCFESD
Jacksonville, FL31 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
We entered the Cone Manor Bass Lake parking from Yonahlossee Road out of Blowing Rock. It was the fifth of July and at 9:30 a.m. the parking lot was overflowing. However, a car backed out just as we were trying to decide our next move so we were set. Despite the number of cars, visitors were not abundant.
Bass Lake is a pretty man made lake with blooming water lilies covering one end. Some boys were fishing. Strictly catch and release; much of the Cone Estate was poisoned by the use of arsenic and lead pesticides for apples and other crops. We skirted one side of the lake and then chose to take a well graded gravel carriage road, the Deer Park Road, up to the Manor, and Duncan Road back to the parking lot. This loop looked a bit daunting on the map but actually was 3.8 miles total. The Bass Lake Loop itself is only 0.9. In early July the native rhododendron were at their peak. We did see a deer. The walk to the Flat Top Manor is a relatively gentle ascent, with one switch back near the end. From the Manor, the view over the estate is lovely. The walk back via Duncan Road was downhill with more frequent switchbacks. I am glad we chose the counterclockwise direction. We met a few fellow walkers but basically felt that we had the trail to ourselves despite the crowded parking lot. This is a great walk if you can handle almost 4 miles, half of which is a relatively gentle uphill slope.
Written 6 July 2022
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John P
Kings Mountain, NC173 contributions
Jun 2022
I think this is the place locals and visitors go to get there walks in. You can walk around the lake, guessing about a mile.
Written 3 June 2022
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SeasonedTraveler088
Port Saint Lucie, FL204 contributions
Aug 2021
There are several walking paths around the Bass Lake Area . . most people just go around the lake (just under 1 mile) but there are others . . including one that goes up the Cone Manor
Written 15 May 2022
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kpw001
Raleigh, NC13 contributions
Mar 2022
We always enjoy walking around bass lake. The only issue is that it is so popular it is difficult to find parking.
Written 4 April 2022
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markdX9986KR
Ball Ground, GA22 contributions
Dec 2021
A walk around Bass Lake is peaceful and scenic at any time of the year even in the winter when the trees have dropped their leaves! The lake is easily accessible and very close to the town of Blowing Rock. There are several hikes around the lake as well.
Written 2 January 2022
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Bill K
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Oct 2021
Great area for a morning run! Ran around the lake and the bridle trail routes up to the Moses Cone gravesite
Written 11 October 2021
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