Catawba Falls is one of Western North Carolina’s exceptional Blue Ridge waterfalls
Bridal Veil Falls is unique in that you can drive behind them. US Hwy. 64 used to pass behind the falls until it was rerouted in front of the falls for safety.
This is a long tumbling cascade and slide, with a few free falling sections.
Located right in between a state and national forest, and surrounded by waterfalls, Brevard is another great city where the outdoors are just minutes away.
The Mills River area is the largest in the Pisgah Ranger District.
The 4500-acre Needmore Tract was purchased by the State of North Carolina in January of 2004 as a nature preserve.
This falls starts with a short drop, which goes into a very long, gentle slide into a deep pool.
Fishing is one of the main activities that brings sportsman both young and old to the area.
Cataloochee is a ski area located near Maggie Valley, North Carolina. The area has fourteen ski slopes and trails.
Some of the most beautiful golf courses you will ever play on can be found amongst the mountains and valleys of Western North Carolina.
The Asheville Art Museum is the single visual arts facility serving Western North Carolina.
Asheville, NC – This 18 hole disc golf course is one of the most played courses in Asheville. It features a wide range of obstacles and is pretty difficult as you throw through the woods, over valleys, and down ridges.
Located between Asheville and Hendersonville, Fletcher is a place where you can enjoy the thrills of the city within a short drive while still feeling like you are tucked away in a quiet mountain hide-away.
These trails travel along the shores and hills beside Lake Chatuge, and all trails are open to mountain biking and hiking.
In Western North Carolina you will be able to find a very calm river or one that is a little more raging, depending on what suits you best.
A unique sandwich shop located in the heart of downtown Bryson City, where a wide variety menu serving up signature deli sandwiches, salad, soups, and more can be found.
The Choo Choo Coffee Company is not just a coffee shop, it offers much more than that to its patrons.
Offering up Italian favorites to locals and visitors to Bryson City, NC.
Sitting on the banks of Deep Creek, Camp Living Water offers week-long Christian camps and High Trek Adventures for various age groups from 7 to 18.
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This river has become the centerpoint for a visit to the Grandfather Ranger District
A beauty worth visiting. A steep cascade drops over a ledge onto an outcrop among boulders before shifting right, and dropping over another, smaller, cascade into a deep and wide pool.
A beautiful disc golf course located on the property of Fontana Village only minutes away from Fontana Dam. The course is 18 holes and is made up of par 3 and par 4 holes that offer players a diverse course of trees and open field to play on. This is a great course to play, […]
Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains atop a plateau, Cashiers is a great spot for the whole family to visit and experience the beauty of Western North Carolina.
The Pisgah National Forest consists of over half a million acres of forest surrounding Mt. Pisgah.
A neat sliding cascade, which drops into a huge, deep pool.
Skiing and Snowboarding is a great winter activity here in Western North Carolina.
A high, cascading slide in an pretty cove.
The Black Balsam area includes some of the most spectacular mountain balds in the Southern Appalachians, including Black Balsam Knob, Sam Knob, and Tennent Mountain.
A city with something for everyone! Whether you enjoy art and music, the outdoors, eating and shopping local, or all of the above.
“The Road To Nowhere”, as most local residents call it, is a 6-mile scenic drive into the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where it dead-ends
Located at its original site, Mingus Mill stands as a tribute to the test of time.
Discover America’s largest home, magnificent gardens, award-winning winery, great shopping and delicious dining.
13 Acres of aquatic ponds are the home to many varieties of water lilies and lotuses that begin blooming in May and continue blooming into August.
The Hazel Creek area inside the Great Smoky Mountains National park is rich with history about Western North Carolina and early Appalachia.
The ultimate Western North Carolina destination for gambling and late night entertainment.
This paved two-lane road climbs to elevations over 5300 feet and extends over 50 miles. In April 1997, the state of North Carolina declared it a Scenic Byway.
This area of the Pisgah National Forest, located along the upper reaches of the Ivy River, has long been known by locals as the Coleman Boundary.
A historic shopping center located downtown Asheville that is famous for its beautifully restored architecture from the 1920s.
Specializing in fresh baked Amish style goods, the Stoltzfus family has been baking great things for Bryson City for a long time.
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,159.1-mile foot trail along the ridge crests and through the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains.
A “planned community” or small downtown area not far from the Asheville Airport that was designed to make you feel like you where in a actual city once inside.
Averaging 1,400′ deep, the Linville Gorge was carved by the Linville River on its way down the Blue Ridge Escarpment.
Darnell Farms offers many weekend festivals: Strawberry Jam Festival, Tomatoefest and Timberfest plus a Corn Maze depending on the season.
Nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, across from a mountain where God revealed a vision, lie the world’s largest set of the Ten Commandments.
Wayah Bald provides a beautiful view of Franklin and the surrounding Western North Carolina Mountains.
Serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner to locals and visitors weekly.
Located on a 42-acre Natural Heritage site the center has many species of wildlife, gardens, trails, indoor exhibits and farm animals.
Some consider this the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.
A collection of over 250 rare antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles.
A beautiful and historic park located in the center of downtown Asheville.
An attractive, two-tiered cascade with some free-falling sections, across tilted rocks.
The Spectacular Mingo Falls located in Cherokee, NC are over 120 feet high and are rated one of the most impressive falls in Western North Carolina.
Blowing Rock is an interesting place where folklore and history abound.
A city filled with a rich history and lasting culture of the Cherokee Indians. This city has much to offer from outdoor activities, cultural arts and crafts, to family entertainment. This popular stop in Western North Carolina is sure not to disappoint.
The waterfall is a high, steep slide with an open canopy before veering sideways into some smaller cascades that end under the trees.
The Middle Prong Wilderness lies west of the Shining Rock Wilderness.
Soco Falls is located on the Qualla Boundary (Cherokee Indian Reservation) just beside US Hwy. 19, between Cherokee and Maggie Valley, NC
Known as “The Crown of the Blue Ridge”, Blowing Rock is a special place to many visitors and residents alike.
318 curves in 11 miles is the ultimate thrill ride for many motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts when visiting Western North Carolina.
The Diner, as locals refer to it has been serving up traditional breakfast dishes and lunch specials to patrons for many years.
Bryson City’s most unique ice cream parlor takes you beck to the old days right when you step foot inside the door.
This is a long slide in two main parts. Only the lower part is visible from the overlook constructed by the park.
For great family rafting fun enjoy the Class I rapids of the Tuckaseigee River.
The Green River Narrows Race happens once a year in November and is probably one of the most exciting kayak races to watch in the southeast.
This falls begins as sliding cascade just uphill of NC Hwy. 28.
North Carolina’s longest trail, the North Carolina Mountains to Sea Trail, is an ambitious project to provide a foot path linking the Mountains in the West to the Coastal Plain in the East.
Shining Rock became one of the original components of the Wilderness System in September 1964. It is the largest Wilderness area in North Carolina.
Offers trips that encompass everything that’s great about Western North Carolina-hiking, picnicking, swimming, and a thrilling jet boat ride.
Charlies Bunion is a mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, characterized by a large boulder-like protrusion just below the summit on its otherwise-sheer northern face.
Located on a historic corner of downtown Bryson City, right next to the old county courthouse, the Cork & Bean has not only good food but a great atmosphere.
Sometimes to see the things you want to see in Western North Carolina it requires you to hike for multiple days, and we love it.
Western North Carolina is a special place in the kayaking world.
A mecca for outdoor adventure lovers makes Boone a great place to visit and live.
A historic coffee shop located on Broadway.
The Lake is 3,000 feet in elevation and offers to visitors many activities ranging from boating and fishing, to swimming and sightseeing.
A family Theme Park and Zoo, Santa’s Land is an enchanted Christmas theme park everyone will love.
Saddle up for some of the most beautiful horseback ridding that you have ever done!
Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Franklin is a city filled with many things to do for the whole family within the city.
Deep inside of Humpback Mountain lie the Linville Caverns, North Carolina’s only caverns.
Beginning in Highlands, this approximately 61 miles of nationally-recognized byway winds through southern Appalachian hardwood forests, by numerous waterfalls and lakes and through two river gorges.
This falls is not high, but it’s absolutely beautiful and accessible via a fairly easy hike.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, established in 1934, covers 520,408 acres of land with heights ranging from 840 feet at Abrams Creek to 6,643 feet at Clingmans Dome.
Visitors are invited to view their family tartan, connect with their clan, and learn about the history of Highland Dress.
Glen Falls is three tiers of 70, 60, and 15 feet in height for a total of about 145 feet of falling water.
The Cradle of Forestry in America is a 6,500 acre Historic Site within the Pisgah National Forest.
Do you remember the atmosphere that was portrayed on the show “Cheers”? Well, if you do Mountain Perks is Bryson City’s Cheers.
The Davidson River watershed is one of the most popular area for outdoor recreation within the Pisgah National Forest.
Famous for its Catawba Rhododendron gardens with its brilliant purple flowers in spring, the Roan is a wonderful place to visit and hike any time of the year.
A small mountain town rich with history and a love for the mountains that surrounded it.
A relatively large creek pours over a nearly vertical bluff into a big, deep, beautiful pool, complete with a sandy beach, before spilling over some smaller cascades and into a dark, rocky cove.
A small but beautiful waterfall that is located only a few minutes hike form the Deep Creek Parking Area.
List of cemeteries that are located on the north Shore of Fontana Lake and the surrounding area which were eventually taken over by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Service after the Tennessee Valley Authority built the Fontana Dam. Bradshaw Cemetery: On Possum Hollow Branch on Hazel Creek. Hickory Bottom Branch on Possum Hollow. On […]
This a location full of decadent and delightful desserts that are bursting with unique and interesting flavors.
If the casino is too big for you then try your luck at Cherokee’s Tribal Bingo.
This very popular activity is mainly enjoyed in the water of Deep Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
This is an a small, steep, attractive cascade surrounded by laurel and rhododendron.
The highest dam east of the Rockies is located just 35 miles West of Bryson City, North Carolina.
Lying in the mountains and valleys of western North Carolina it is the largest of the four national forests in North Carolina
A small town located deep in Western North Carolina offering a charming small town experience for all visitors.