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, […]

12 of the Best Hidden Trails in WNC

Do you feel like you’ve hiked and biked every sidewalk, trail, and unofficial footpath in your neighborhood? Are you looking for new wilderness to roam? It’s easy to find the path less traveled without going too far! In Western North Carolina, you can explore trails your entire life and still find something new. That’s great […]

4 Ways to Stay Active All Year in Pisgah Forest

Imagine living in a community surrounded by publicly owned and protected mountain forests. Can you envision the infinite opportunities for outdoor adventures?  For the lucky residents of Pisgah Forest in Transylvania County, that vision is a daily reality! Their active spirits are never tamed by four walls and a full Netflix queue. No, they have […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Reasons Why Hot Springs is an Awesome Girls Weekend Destination

Nestled along the French Broad River, the mountain resort town of Hot Springs is home to about 600 people. However, like the ebb and flow of the river, the town’s numbers swell with visitors seeking relaxation and recreation. The area has been popular with couples and families for centuries. But today, women are also flowing […]

6 WNC Trails that Pair Well with Craft Breweries

  Every day in Western North Carolina is an adventure, especially if you enjoy the outdoors. There are countless trails and lookout spots dotted throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, each offering its own unique perspective on native foliage, topography, and our world at large. Another area where our region shines is in its world-class craft […]

4 Blue Ridge Parkway Hikes with Unforgettable Views

Even early in the spring, before the trees and native foliage take full bloom, our Western North Carolina mountains are filled with stunning spots to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. They’re perfect to visit with a partner and friend, someone who’s had your back for a long time. Perhaps even someone who […]