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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 […]

Autumn at the North Carolina Arboretum

The North Carolina Arboretum is one of Asheville’s favorite tourist destinations. This 434 acre nature oasis offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy nature in a beautiful peaceful setting. This gem is located far away from the hectic downtown, Biltmore, and Parkway crowds. If you are looking for a tranquil place to enjoy the outdoors in […]

10 Must-See Blue Ridge Parkway Attractions near Asheville, NC

Known as “America’s Favorite Drive,” tourists flock from all over the US to enjoy the immense beauty of this 469 mile long drive. According to the NPS, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the most visited park in the country with over 14 million visitors per year! The scenic road stretches from the Shenandoah National Park […]

15 Amazing Daytrips within an hour of Asheville, NC

Asheville is a popular destination for foodies, beer connoisseurs, art lovers, and history buffs. Known as the “San Francisco of the East,” the city is often praised for its’ thriving art galleries and international culinary scene. Most tourists spend the majority of their time taking in the flavor of the lively downtown which is home […]

Where to See Fall Foliage Near Asheville

Fall is the most beautiful time of the year in Western North Carolina. Dazzling colors liven up the forests, line one of the country’s most scenic drives, surround the historic mountain towns, and provide a beautiful backdrop at any local park or restaurant patio. Known for having one of the longest and prettiest leaf peeping […]

The Top Blue Ridge Parkway Summit Hikes

The mysterious Blue Ridge Mountains of Southern Appalachia run a 550 mile course, from Georgia to Pennsylvania. Along with the Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Mountain region is amongst the most popular vacation destinations in the Southeast, with the Blue Ridge Parkway alone seeing over 15 million tourists per year. The highest point […]

Hiking Hotspot: Flat Rock Trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway

A hidden gem on the Blue Ridge Parkway which sees relatively little traffic due in comparison to more popular tourist attractions (Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock) is the Flat Rock overlook trail. This spectacular summit vista is easily accessible to pretty much everyone as the loop is just over a half mile long. While this hike […]