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Big Sewell Mountain CMP

East of Hico, the Midland Trail curves through some of the most beautiful scenery in out country as it crosses its highest point, Big Sewell Mountain, at 3,211 feet.

At Lookout, look out for the turn off to Winona where the road winds through a beautiful, pristine forest on its way to the New River.

Near MM 117, Route 60 intersects with Route 41, which leads to Babcock State Park, home of the frequently photographed Glade Creek Grist Mill. The Park offers rental cabins, seasonal swimming, and cross-country skiing.

At Clifftop, also on Route 41, is Camp Washington Carver, the state's Mountain Cultural Arts Center with special summer treats such as a dinner theater, African-American Arts Camp, and the annual Appalachian String Band Music Festival.

Near the western peak of Big Sewell Mountain is the 1824 Old Stone House, and on the eastern slope is Lee's Tree where General Lee camped during the Battle of Big Sewell and met his beloved war horse, Traveller.

Festivals & Events

Appalachian String Band Music Festival
Camp Washington Carver, 1st Wednesday - Sunday in August.
Five day festival attracts 3,000 music lovers.