Nonprofit Spotlight: Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE)

You may not have heard of it before moving to Western North Carolina. But Tryon, NC, has been a destination for equestrians for well over a century. Today, the town offers world-class equine veterinary, boarding, and training facilities, as well as more than 100 miles of private trail systems. In 2014, the town quickly hit […]

5 Places to Find the Perfect Father’s Day Gift in Haywood County

If television sitcoms are to be believed, dads are not much more than bumbling blockheads who need their level-headed wives to get them out of the pretty pickle they’ve found themselves in. But we know better. Dads helped us learn to ride bikes, change a flat, and grill up the perfect hot dogs. They were […]

48 Hours in Marshall, NC: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Weekend

Marshall may be small, but as they say, it’s big on charm! For generations, this Madison County seat has made the most of riverside living on the banks of the French Broad. The area is rich with local history, and today is a haven for artists and outdoor lovers. Whether you’re vacationing or stay-cationing, this […]

Your Top 5 Questions about the Ecusta Trail Answered

For well over a decade, locals in Henderson and Transylvania Counties have been dreaming of a greenway to easily connect their towns by non-vehicular traffic. Now, following the recent purchase of the former Ecusta Paper Mill rail line, that dream is one step closer to reality! People are talking about the future Ecusta Trail. If […]

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

Some people say that fishing is a cure-all for the soul. It offers a direct connection to nature for many. It offers peace and solitude to some. And it offers an opportunity for camaraderie and companionship for others. Whatever your motivation to get out on the lake or into the streams and rivers, Western North […]

48 Hours in Brevard: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Weekend

A forest bird never wants a cage. Henrik Ibsen Being a small town doesn’t mean you can’t offer some of the finest charms Western North Carolina has to offer. Just ask the 7,800 residents of Brevard, the seat of Transylvania County. The town has distinguished itself as an epicenter for nearby outdoor adventures, education, art, […]

48 Hours in Lake Lure: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Weekend

With around 1,500 permanent residents, Lake Lure’s population surges in summer and fall with waves of tourists and water sports enthusiasts. The lake itself has much to offer above and below the surface, and all along its 21 miles of shoreline. From outdoor and leisure activities to fine dining and annual events, life at Lake […]

5 Ways to Live Abundantly in Bright’s Creek

Are you in search of a life that is as tranquil or as adventurous as you want? Private, but not solitary? Active, but never rushed? Bright’s Creek in Polk County, NC, is a true community of kindred spirits who share a passion for Western North Carolina.  There is a world of unlimited possibility at this […]