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Lake Toxaway Is The Largest Man-Made Lake In The Appalachian Mountains


Last updated 5/11/2020 at 12:17pm

Guests stroll along the causeway to the Lake Toxaway boathouse.

A May 8, 1903, Sylvan Valley News article titled, "A Visit to Lake Toxaway" provides a vivid picture of scenery, both natural and man-made, surrounding Transylvania's Toxaway Inn in the early 20th century.

Visitors typically arrived by train at Toxaway station and took a carriage to the lake and Inn. The author describes the short journey, "You make a turn in the road and Lake Toxaway bursts into view; you behold a panorama unequalled in America. You see before you a lake, crystal clear, having a circumference of over 15 miles with low, rolling shores, sand covered beaches and primal fore...

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