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Hiking Hotspot: Glen Falls in the Nantahala National Forest

One of the most amazing waterfall hikes in all of Western North Carolina (a region home to hundreds of beautiful falls) is Glen Falls. On this short hike, you will get to see not one, but three incredible waterfalls. If you are limited on time, Glen Falls is the perfect option as you do not […]

Hiking Hotspot: Three Waterfalls Loop in the Great Smokies

There are many beautiful waterfalls within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park sees over 55 inches of rain per year in the lower altitude areas and up to 85 on some peaks. This translates into lush greenery and powerful waterfalls especially during the rainy late spring/summer months. Some of the most popular falls […]

Attraction of the Week: Hot Springs, North Carolina

Health enthusiasts have been enjoying the amazing natural healing powers of hot springs for centuries. The mineral rich waters reportedly cure a wide range of illnesses and ailments. Many with joint and muscle problems swear by these springs for the immense relief they provide. Soaking in waters enriched with trace minerals like silica and sulfur […]

Hiking Hotspot: Whiteside Mountain

Whiteside Mountain is a popular hiking trail located near Highlands, North Carolina. Highlands is a small touristy town known for its’ close proximity to many natural wonders including waterfalls and tranquil hiking trails within the beautiful Nantahala National Forest. This quaint mountain oasis is a popular destination with hikers, nature lovers, and photographers. The mild […]

Attraction of the Week: Forest City, North Carolina Christmas Lights

Forest City is home to one of the top rated Christmas light displays in North Carolina. It is the best place to enjoy a festive light display in the Western North Carolina region. If you find yourself traveling to Asheville, Hendersonville, or any nearby small town this time of year, you will definitely want to […]

Hiking Hotspot: Crabtree Falls on the Blue Ridge Parkway

One of the prettiest waterfalls on the Blue Ridge Parkway is located within close proximity to Asheville. If you plan on making Asheville your base for outdoor adventures, you will be within easy access to so many breathtaking Western North Carolina waterfalls. Crabtree Falls is really one of the most stunning falls, not only on […]

Attraction of the Week: The World’s Only Aluminum Tree Museum

A winter visit to beautiful Transylvania County, North Carolina is the perfect time to enjoy quiet winter walks in the tranquil Pisgah National Forest, as well as stroll around charming downtown Brevard. If your visit falls during the holiday season, you will will also have a few festive activities to look forward to. One of […]

Hiking Hotspot: Mt. Pisgah in Western North Carolina

Mt Pisgah, located within the Pisgah National Forest, is a prominent mountain easily visible from Asheville. The trek to the 5721 foot summit is the perfect option for adventurous fitness buffs seeking an intense hike. Located at Milepost 407 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Western North Carolina, this hike is quite popular with tourists […]

Attraction of the Week: Graveyard Fields

Seeing one waterfall is an incredible experience. Seeing 2 in a single hike is a rare, but exhilarating opportunity. The moderately intense 3.5 mile Graveyard Fields Loop is one of the more popular trails on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. The Blue Ridge Parkway, with upwards of 14 million visitors per year, is the top […]

Attraction of the Week: Sky Top Orchard

Apple picking is a beloved fall tradition for many in the Western North Carolina region. Many orchards populate the area, particularly near Hendersonville. This small community is home to the annual North Carolina Apple Festival. During this 4 day festival held annually over Labor Day weekend, you will be able to pick up fresh local […]