From the top of Mount Mitchell, the Blue Ridge Mountains appears stunning and peaceful within the state of North Carolina. Much of the Appalachian Mountain range lies within the Blue Ridge Mountains. Glampers who head near the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina during a summer cabin rental are greeted with a hot and humid summer. Take the time to visit the neighboring national parks, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Shenandoah National Park. These parks offer hiking and mountain biking trails throughout the park. Although the Blue Ridge Mountains does not shed its leaves during the winter, the summertime growth of the surrounding flora is a stunning event to behold. Oak-hickory forests and mixed pine trees spread their trunk roots deeper in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the summer.