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3 Easy Waterfall Hikes near Brevard You Should Try This Weekend

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 hidden trails and lookout spots dotted throughout our local mountains and protected forests. And each offers its own unique perspective on native […]

5 New Local Businesses We’re Excited to Welcome to Brevard

There’s a reason why everyone from politicians to economists to your grandparents confidently asserts that small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy. For every $100 spent at a local business, approximately $67 stays in the community. (That’s twice as much as when you shop in big-box stores). Small business storefronts are also more likely […]

5 Food Holidays You Should Celebrate in Brevard this April

From National Pizza Day (February 9) to National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day (October 21), there are a lot of “national” occasions to celebrate your favorite foods. Yes, we’re not entirely sure where many of these “holidays” originated. However, we’re always happy to pay homage to the splendor of tacos (October 4), nachos (November 6), popcorn (January […]

4 Ways that Everyone is a Little Irish in Brevard

They say that everyone is a little Irish on St. Patty’s Day. With the revered saint’s day just around the bend, we thought we’d put that saying to the test. And you know what? We think it’s right! Here are four ways that everyone is a little Irish—on St. Patrick’s Day and year round—in Brevard, […]

3 Ways to Get Back on the Saddle in Brevard, NC

Move over, Kentucky! There’s a new region in the running for prime horse country! Western North Carolina is fast making an international name for ourselves among serious equestrians. Much of this is because of the Tryon International Equestrian Center. This state-of-the-art, 1,450-acre facility opened in 2014 is establishing the next chapter in a town where […]

The Best Places for Holiday Shopping in Brevard, NC

Even small towns can offer some of the finest charms Western North Carolina has to offer. Just ask the 7,800 residents of Brevard, the seat of Transylvania County. The town has distinguished itself as an epicenter for nearby outdoor adventures, education, art, and music. And those eclectic features make it an excellent location to #ShopLocal […]

Where’s the Best Place for Stargazing in Brevard?

Sometimes, if life is feeling too chaotic or overwhelming, it helps to sit back and get a little perspective. Few opportunities offer quite as much perspective as staring into the deep, dark recesses of the night sky and contemplating the nature of the universe. In addition to its philosophical benefits, stargazing can be very educational, […]

5 Enriching Ways the Community can Enjoy Brevard College

Alumni of Brevard College could spend all day listing the reasons why the institution is consistently recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country. For one, its focus on experiential learning takes education off the page and puts it directly into students’ hands. Add in the small class sizes (with an […]

Your Guide to the Best Sweets in Brevard

It’s a rare Appalachian town that can boast of an equal number of barbecue joints and Asian restaurants—and just as many ice cream parlors—but in Brevard it’s true. This small mountain town is big on options. And when it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth, it definitely doesn’t disappoint! No matter what you’re looking for, […]

Find Your Creative Outlet at These 5 Art Classes in Brevard

Across Western North Carolina, we’ve seen art spaces add new life and a sense of identity to our neighborhoods. For many of our mountain communities, the arts have led the way in the revitalization of downtown centers and community camaraderie.  From traditional Appalachian craftworks to shows at the North Carolina state theatre, there are as […]