- Pisgah National Forest – 10 Minutes
Pisgah National Forest features some of the most beautiful and rugged mountain scenery, and the best recreational opportunities in eastern North America. The Pisgah National Forest is a large forest that covers much of the north and central western mountains of NC. Features spectacular waterfalls, hiking, camping, horseback riding, tubing, fishing, museums, and mountain biking. For details call: 828-877-3350
- Sliding Rock (In Pisgah National Forest) – 15 Minutes
Sliding Rock is a naturally occurring 60-foot waterslide with a seven-foot deep pool that has been developed by the US Forest Service into a recreation area. Sliding Rock is extremely popular on hot summer weekends. You can either slide yourself or watch others do it from an observation deck opposite the slide. There is a nominal fee to enter the Sliding Rock recreation area. It is open year-round, but the bathrooms and changing rooms are only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty during that time as well. For details call: 828-877-3350 or CLICK HERE to visit their website.
- Guided Rock and Ice Climbing – 20 Minutes
Guided rock and ice climbing from beginners to multi-pitch climbing for the more adventurous. From small crags to views hundreds of feet off the ground, the cliffs in Pisgah Forest offer the perfect landscape for a fun and exciting climbing experience. Also, instruction is available on climbing related topics: Rock Intro, Anchors Seminar, Traditional Leading, Multi-pitch climbing and Movement skills for climbers. For details call Appalachian Mountain Institute (AMI) at 828-553-6323 or CLICK HERE to visit their website. (AMI operates under a Special Uses Permit issued by The Pisgah National Forest)
- Riding Stables (In Pisgah National Forest) – 15 Minutes
The folks at Pisgah Forest Stables are pleased to welcome you to join in a wonderful walk around the Beautiful Pisgah National Forest. You get to choose between the one hour, two hour , the scenic three hour mountaintop, or the three ? hour waterfall ride. Please see the links to each of the above mentioned rides to help you make your choice. Our Trail Guides are there to show you a good time, and our up-most priority is Your safety. We provide experienced trail guides to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable ride. All guides are certified in First Aid and CPR. 828-883-8258 or CLICK HERE to visit their website.
- Dupont Forest – 10 Minutes
More than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina. CLICK HERE to visit their website.
- Brevard, North Carolina – 10 Minutes
Founded in the 1800’s, townspeople have restored many of the historic buildings. Brevard has a thriving downtown retail district, alive with the sights and sounds of Hometown America. Park for free while you shop for antiques, gifts, or bargains…dine in locally-owned restaurants (many with live entertainment and outdoor dining)… visit art galleries…or just stroll down our tree-lined streets! Perhaps you may come across a few of the White Squirrels in residence. CLICK HERE to visit their website and HERE for a video about the area waterfalls.
Biltmore House – 28 milesPlan your getaway to George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate. Mr. Vanderbilt created Biltmore as an escape from everyday life. Now, his descendants invite you to enjoy his legacy of hospitality. Your admission includes self-guided tours of the breathtaking Biltmore House & Gardens and the new Antler Hill Village—featuring the Winery, The Biltmore Legacy, Village Green, and Farm.Play in our 8,000-acre backyard with an array of outdoor activities, indulge in one-of-a-kind shopping, and savor our restaurants‘ exceptional fare. Visit Biltmore in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC and let our gracious hospitality inspire you.Explore Biltmore with their interactive map
- Carl Sandburg Home – 40 Minutes
A National Historic Site: “Connemara” was the farm home of the noted poet-author for the last 22 years of his life (1945-1967). During his residence here, he published more than one-third of his works. The historic site consists of a 22-room house, barns, sheds, rolling pastures, mountainside woods, walking/hiking trails, two small lakes, ponds, flower and vegetable gardens, and an orchard.Guided tours of the historic Carl Sandburg Home offer a glimpse inside the Sandburgs’ lives. Thirty minute house tours are offered daily, except Christmas day. Tours begin at 9:30am; the last tour departs at 4:30pm. From Memorial Day until October and weekends throughout the year, tours are offered every half an hour. November through Memorial Day, tours are offered once an hour on the half-hour only. From June until mid-August, live performances of Sandburg’s Rootabaga Stories and excerpts from the Broadway play, The World of Carl Sandburg, are presented at the park amphitheater. Visitors can also enjoy a visit to the historic barn where the Connemara Farms’ goat herd, representing the three breeds of goats Mrs. Sandburg raised at Connemara, can be seen. Rangers and volunteers are on hand to provide information about the goats and Mrs. Sandburg’s dairy goat operation. CLICK HERE to visit their website.
- Brevard Little Theatre – 10 Minutes
Official Community Theater of Transylvania County, NC An All-Volunteer Community Service BLT is now in its 57th Season CLICK HERE to visit their website.
- Brevard Music Center – 10 Minutes
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, the Brevard Music Center (BMC) has been providing young musicians with the opportunity to develop their talents for sixty-eight years. Each summer more than 400 students, ages 14 through post-college, join professional musicians to eat, breathe and sleep music for seven weeks. In addition to a rigorous schedule of instruction, students collaborate with faculty and guest artists in more than eighty public performances. The combination of studying with distinguished professional musicians and an intense performance schedule sets the Brevard Music Center apart from other summer music institutions and gives students the opportunity to understand the world of a professional musician. CLICK HERE to visit their website.
- Hendersonville, North Carolina – 30 Minutes
Enjoy the hospitality and tranquility of Historic Hendersonville and the Village of Flat Rock nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in Western North Carolina, 22 miles south of Asheville, NC. Our area, known for its gentle climate, beautiful scenery, a richness in culture & history, ample recreational facilities, and friendly people has been a popular vacation destination for well over a century. CLICK HERE to visit their website.
- Flat Rock Theatre – 40 Minutes
The State theatre of North Carolina – Professional equity theatre company producing comedies, musicals, and dramas. CLICK HERE to visit their website.
- Pottery Trail – 15 Minutes