9 Earth Day Events around Asheville, NC

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Earth Day is the perfect time to get out and explore.

Asheville’s mountain location makes it the perfect place for enjoying the great outdoors. Hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway, biking around the local greenways, or kayaking the French Broad River—There are more ways to get out and enjoy nature than we can possibly list! And Earth Day is the perfect time to get out and… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know about the French Broad River: A Beginner’s Guide

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The evolution of brachiopods. Giant insects. The entire history of the dinosaurs. The rise of mammals. Possibly four of Earth’s five prehistoric mass extinction events. The mighty French Broad River has seen it all. Continue reading for: French Broad River at a Glance French Broad River History & Geography French Broad River Climate & Wildlife… Read more »

3 Thrilling Reasons to Ski the Slopes of WNC

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3 Thrilling Reasons to Ski the Slopes of WNC

For many people in the mountains, a foot of snow can hinder them from getting to work and earning a paycheck. For others, their very livelihood is dependent on powdery fresh snow. Winter sports are a big draw for outdoor enthusiasts, and resorts across Western North Carolina depend on that enthusiasm. Have you ever visited… Read more »

Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, a Road Like No Other

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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… Read more »

Snap a Scenic Selfie at these 3 BRP Overlooks

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  One of the best things about living in Western North Carolina is our proximity to amazing outdoor parks. One national treasure you may not realize is a part of the U.S. National Park Service is the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway is fun to visit, experience, and share throughout many months of the year…. Read more »

The Buzz about Bee City, USA

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Asheville has long been known as Beer City USA, but did you know we’re also Bee City? In 2012, Asheville became the first to accept the title and responsibility of being an official bee city, launching a national movement. This commitment to creating more sustainable habitats for bees and other pollinators is echoed throughout Western… Read more »