3 Important Hiking Tips You Need to Know for Hunting Season

There are many reasons to look forward to autumn in the mountains. Once the temperature dips, the air becomes crisp, and the leaves shift to vibrant reds and oranges, it’s difficult to resist the call of the forest. But people engage with nature in different ways. If you’re out hunting for the perfect trail, don’t […]

3 Fun Facts about Bow Hunting in the Mountains

From Odysseus to Robin Hood, prehistoric peoples to Olympic gold medalists, archery has arguably always been a part of human history. That history is no less vibrant here in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Native Cherokee have shared bow hunting traditions for generations. And locals enjoy archery as a backyard hobby, as a sport, […]

Agents Answer: What are the Best Local Sports Teams and Leagues in WNC?

In Western North Carolina, there is no shortage of individual and team sports to try and cheer! Our communities have everything from casual league sports to professional teams and athletes. If you are a sports enthusiast, chances are you’re already following a team in your favorite sport. Or even joining in on a team yourself! […]

7 Swimming Holes You Need to Try this Weekend

If you’ve gone all summer without spending an afternoon in one of our natural mountain swimming holes, we daresay you’ve wasted your time. Luckily for you, this summer season is lasting a little longer than usual, giving you more time to get out and enjoy all the natural wonders that Western North Carolina has to […]

Get away from It All with Pisgah Area SORBA

When it comes to mountain biking, it really doesn’t get much better than the trails around Western North Carolina. “A lot of us travel to mountain bike different places in the United States,” said Matthew Leach. “And when you start talking about quality trails around the country—from Moab, Utah, to Arkansas—no matter where you go, […]

6 of the Best Blue Ridge Trailheads for Adventure Seekers

Blue Ridge trailheads are waiting for you! Every day in the Blue Ridge Mountains is an adventure, especially if you know where to look. We live in a remarkable enclave for hikes of all levels of difficulty. There are countless trails and lookout spots dotted along the Blue Ridge Parkway and beyond into the Great […]

Why are the Hemlocks Dying?: Everything You Need to Know

The mountain vistas of Western North Carolina attract nature lovers from far and wide. But as you look out across the rolling peaks and shady valleys, you may notice an interruption in your view of the Blue Ridge. What are all those dead trees? Those blanched spines were once thriving hemlock trees, some hundreds of […]

6 of the Best Hiking Trails in WNC

Entirely surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Western North Carolina provides an outdoor setting like no other. With the highest peaks in the east and what seems like thousands of miles of well-managed trails, locals enjoy the outdoor playgrounds they find right in their backyards. Take time to explore the Blue Ridge and breathe in […]

Everything You Need to Know about Mushroom Foraging in Asheville

Professional gourmets and locally conscious eaters, alike, advocate for the health, economic, and culinary benefits of farm-to-table dining. In Western North Carolina, our abundant natural resources offer many opportunities to bring farm-fresh produce into our homes and restaurants. However, many locals are looking beyond the farm to enhance the quality of their dining experience and […]