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, […]

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 […]