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 […]

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 […]

5 Popular WNC Hiking Trails Your Dog will Love

Are you and your dog tired of taking the same old route through your neighborhood each morning? This weekend, take your pet on an adventure through the Blue Ridge Mountains! Our area of Appalachia has some of the most beautiful mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and views in the world—and we don’t think we’re being biased. Best […]

5 Awesome Attractions within 5 Minutes of Haw Creek

Just to the east of Downtown Asheville is the scenic neighborhood of Haw Creek. Named for the majestic valley where it lies, homes within Haw Creek are surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains. The neighborhood is crisscrossed by trails, yet is still conveniently located near one of Asheville’s main centers of commerce along […]

Amazing Mountain Drives You’ll Want to Take this Weekend

Of all the great things about living in Western North Carolina (and there are many!), the best is being surrounded by scenic mountains! Even in rainy winter months, it’s easy to get out and enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains from the safety of your cozy car. Western North Carolina is famous for its scenic roadways. […]

Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, a Road Like No Other

  The Blue Ridge Parkway traverses Western North Carolina, enhancing the lives of residents and visitors alike. With 469 miles of scenic roadways, it provides the perfect venue for enjoying the Blue Ridge Mountains by bicycle, vehicle, or on foot. It’s no wonder it’s called America’s Favorite Drive! “The Blue Ridge Parkway is America’s favorite […]

How to Find Summer Wildflowers in the Mountains

April showers brought even more May showers this year, so you may have missed your chance to discover the early white, red, and yellow blooms of spring. Luckily, wildflower season is not yet over in Western North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Mountains rise above our communities from 1,200 to more than 6,000 feet in elevation. […]

2018 Memorial Day Events across WNC

After our cold winter and late spring, we are ready for summer! Grilling, family-friendly events, outdoor adventures—we want it all! And Memorial Day is the kickoff. To celebrate the season, communities across Western North Carolina are holding art tours, beer festivals, concerts, and citywide celebrations. Whatever your interests, there is an event for you. Stay […]

What is Birding and Where are the Best Spots in WNC?

Western North Carolina is home to a variety of outdoors activities, from mountain hiking and professional biking to lazy days tubing down the river. One activity that’s becoming more popular every day is birding. With our mountainous topography and four-season climate, there’s no better place to see such a wide variety of birds than right […]