Agents Answer: Where are the Best Picnic Spots in WNC?

Western North Carolina is full of mouth-watering and award-winning restaurants. But sometimes, all you need is a paper sack filled with PB&J sandwiches and trusty GORP—good ol’ raisins and peanuts. This is especially true after a few hours on one of the region’s many scenic mountain trails. If you’re new to the area—or just looking […]

Everything You Need to Know about Mt. Mitchell: A Complete Beginner’s Guide

Standing majestically above all other surrounding peaks, Mount Mitchell is an incredible location to visit for scenic views, hiking, picnicking, camping, and more.  Continue reading for (or click to skip down to): Mount Mitchell at a Glance Mount Mitchell History & Geography Mount Mitchell Climate, Vegetation, & Wildlife Mount Mitchell Activities & Events Camping near […]

7 Ways to Get Outside This Winter within 2 Hours of Waynesville

On chilly February mornings, it can feel like spring will never come. We’ve been cooped inside for months. And while many people are happy to stay curled inside with a good book, board game, or jam-packed Netflix queue, that’s not the case for everyone. There are those restless spirits who cannot be contained within four […]

7 Sensational Spots to Enjoy Seasonal Colors in WNC

Every autumn in Western North Carolina, nature puts on a kaleidoscopic color show of deep reds and bright yellows as the leaves erupt into rich and vibrant hues. Private drives and public outlooks that show our mountains’ majesty year round suddenly transform into breathtaking, fiery scenes. In WNC, it’s easy to find the perfect spot […]

Discover Unforgettable Views at These 5 Blue Ridge Parkway Hikes near Brevard

The mountains of Western North Carolina are filled with stunning spots to stop and smell the rhododendron. And thanks to the Blue Ridge Parkway, many of them are very accessible. The gentle winding of the road and stunning vistas create memorable moments 469 miles long.  If you’re searching for something more challenging than a roadside […]

5 Wild Ways You can Enjoy the Outdoors in Henderson County

Henderson County is the perfect location for enjoying life. That’s especially true if you enjoy spending a significant portion of your life outdoors. Though located in North Carolina’s mountain region, Henderson County is characterized by an extensive plateau along the French Broad and Mills River valleys. The lowest point in the county sits at approximately […]

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 Breathtaking Cedar Mountain Hikes You Need to Try

Entirely surrounded by scenic mountain peaks, ancient rivers, and cozy coves, Western North Carolina provides an outdoor setting like no other. And the unincorporated hamlet of Cedar Mountain sits right in the thick of it. With what seems like thousands of miles of well-managed trails within just a small radius, Cedar Mountain locals enjoy the […]

3 Things You Need to Know before Visiting Jump Off Rock

There are a lot of amazing things to do close to home in Hendersonville, NC. One of the most popular attractions in the area is Jump Off Rock, and for good reason! This overlook offers spectacular scenic mountain views and photographic opportunities during all four seasons of the year. If you live in Henderson County, […]