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1. Looking Glass Rock
Formed 390 million years ago, Looking Glass Rock is made up of exposed Whiteside Granite.
It is referred to as a 'pluton,' a large ball of granite rock that would have become a volcano had it not cooled before reaching the Earth's surface. It gets its name, 'Looking Glass,' because when rain freezes on the rock, it reflects the sun like a mirror.
2. Jockey's Ridge
Jockey's Ridge is the largest active sand dune on the East Coast.
Standing among the dune provides a Sahara-like experience. It's estimated the dunes reach around 110 degrees with surface temps reaching 130.
Jockey's Ridge is also a popular place for hang-gliding! It's estimated 30 million tons of sand make up this natural wonder.
3. The New River
The New River is one of the oldest rivers, not only in North America, but in the world.
The New River is an antecedence, meaning it or its ancestor existed before the Appalachian Mountains. Because of this, the ancient river flows across and through the mountains rather than down. The 320-mile river forms in Ashe County and flows through Southwestern Virginia and on to West Virginia.
Another example of an antecedence is the French Broad River (pictured above). This beautiful river is in some stiff competition with the New River for title of 'oldest river.'