The Area – Foothills
One of few historic resort areas found along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Little Switzerland NC is situated right off the Parkway on Highway NC 226A; it is just south of Spruce Pine and exit 334. A renowned summer vacation area, elevations in Little Switzerland range from 4,000 feet atop Grassy’s summit where you can see Mt. Mitchell and other infamous peaks in the distance, to 3,200 feet in the downtown area below. This tiny little village was named for its rocky outcroppings and lush green forests that reminded visitors of the Jura Mountains in the Swiss Alps. Conveniently found only an hour away from Asheville, Little Switzerland is a neat little area that many visitors flock to every year. In the past we have displayed a Little Switzerland Cam, and we hope to get something up in this beautiful mountainous area soon! We do, however, currently showcase a Spruce Pine Cam.
Little Switzerland, like Spruce Pine, is a well known Gem Mining area and this vacation activity, along with Hiking and Mountain Biking, is popular along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. A four-season vacation destination, Little Switzerland receives a fair amount of snowfall in the winter, is well-known for its autumn scenes, gorgeous wildflowers in the spring, and cool summer temperatures.
People love to visit Little Switzerland to get away and enjoy the fun vacation activities that abound nearby. Also, the quaint restaurants and cafés, Lodging, and Little Switzerland Inn are great, as well. Little Switzerland North Carolina is very close to Lake James, Spruce Pine, and Black Mountain. Click to see some of the great Mountain Web Cams that are located in these areas. We also have tons of fabulous resources and advertising in these regions, as well. Many of our partners and sponsors of the Western NC cameras are found in these great towns and adorable communities.