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5 Easy Waterfall Hikes in the Smokies

The Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 100 waterfalls. Fortunately, many of these natural wonders are easily accessible via an easy-moderate hike of no more than a few miles. According to the NPS, ample rainfall (the area sees over 55 inches per year) and elevation gradient creates the perfect condition for waterfalls. The […]

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 […]

Bryson City: Gateway to the NC Smoky Mountains

Bryson City, a charming small community of just under 2000 people in Western North Carolina, is a hub to exploring the southern end of the Smoky Mountains. Along with being home to a very popular scenic train ride, it’s also an outdoor lover’s paradise. With easy access to great hiking trails, whitewater rafting, tubing, mountain […]

9 Charming Small Towns in the Blue Ridge Mountains of WNC

Western North Carolina is a beautiful natural region which is home to hundreds of mesmerizing waterfalls and endless miles of tranquil forest trails for hiking and mountain biking. This region is populated by many small towns, most notably Asheville. All of these quaint towns make for a great base location for exploring the wonders of […]

5 Fun things to do in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Hendersonville, the 2nd largest city in Western North Carolina, is a great base location for exploring the natural wonders of the mesmerizing Blue Ridge mountain region. The quaint city is centrally located to many notable attractions including the Blue Ridge Parkway, beautiful national forests, and over 200 waterfalls. Add in a growing foodie scene and […]

5 Things to do in Brevard, North Carolina

Brevard is a small Western North Carolina mountain town located within beautiful Transylvania County. Despite the spooky name, this county has been nicknamed “The Land of Waterfalls.” With over 200 amazing waterfalls to choose amongst, outdoor enthusiasts will have a field day exploring nature at its’ best. A bustling downtown, a lively year-round events lineup, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]