This falls begins as sliding cascade just uphill of NC Hwy. 28.
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.
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.
This waterfall is a narrow tumble and cascade into a deep trough, that opens up and spills out into a deep pool – a fantastic swimming hole (if the water isn’t super high).
A collection of over 250 rare antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles.
The Nantahala River offers the thrill and excitement of riding river rapids in a raft, canoe or kayak while enjoying the scenic Nantahala National Forest that surrounds it.
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.
A city with something for everyone! Whether you enjoy art and music, the outdoors, eating and shopping local, or all of the above.
This beautiful distinguished city is full of upscale dinning and shopping locations and surrounded by some of the south’s most prestigious golf clubs.
Blowing Rock is an interesting place where folklore and history abound.
A great small town experience in the heart of the Appalachian mountains.
The 4500-acre Needmore Tract was purchased by the State of North Carolina in January of 2004 as a nature preserve.
Fishing is one of the main activities that brings sportsman both young and old to the area.
Asheville hottest music venue and social club.
A small but beautiful waterfall that is located only a few minutes hike form the Deep Creek Parking Area.
Surrounded by the Appalachian mountains Waynesville has so much to offer within a short drive from outdoor activities to shopping and dinning.
This excellent loop, designated a National Recreation Trail, climbs to the top of Whiteside Mountain, with its spectacular 700′ high cliff walls lofting the hiker for amazing views.
The St. Lawrence Basilica is a beautiful and historic part of Asheville.
Serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner to locals and visitors weekly.
The Hazel Creek area inside the Great Smoky Mountains National park is rich with history about Western North Carolina and early Appalachia.
A combination of free falls and cascades. This is one of the most photogenic waterfalls around.
“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
A high, cascading slide in an pretty cove.
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad winds up, down, and around the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.
The Cherokee Indian Museum contains a unique collection of original artifacts used by the Cherokee Indians many years ago.
Mouse Creek Falls pours into the larger Big Creek, which is one of the clearest and most pristine waterways in the Park.
The Middle Prong Wilderness lies west of the Shining Rock Wilderness.
An attractive, two-tiered cascade with some free-falling sections, across tilted rocks.
The Choo Choo Coffee Company is not just a coffee shop, it offers much more than that to its patrons.
Leaf Lookers come from all around to see the Appalachian, Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains of Western NC as they change colors in the Fall of the year.
This historic city offers a hometown experience where your family can watch local craftsmen demonstrate and age-old technique.
In this most beautiful, unmarred, and natural setting, that was the uncharted hunting ground of the Cherokee Indians, virgin trees grow more than 100 feet tall and some 20 feet around the base.
Deep Creek, located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, has a campground complete with showers if you like spending the night in the great outdoors.
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.
One of the most compelling outdoor dramas, Unto These Hills, tells the tragic story of how the Cherokee ancestors were forcefully driven out of the Great Smoky Mountains.
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.
The Cradle of Forestry in America is a 6,500 acre Historic Site within the Pisgah National Forest.
Offers trips that encompass everything that’s great about Western North Carolina-hiking, picnicking, swimming, and a thrilling jet boat ride.
Skiing and Snowboarding is a great winter activity here in Western North Carolina.
Tsali has 39 miles of trails in a four loop system that wind around the Fontana Lake and through US Forest Service Land.
Pisgah View Ranch is a Western North Carolina Dude Ranch that offers a horse ranch get a way for Family and Guests.
This river has become the centerpoint for a visit to the Grandfather Ranger District
The Tavern is where you go to get served up some pub style food in Bryson City.
A neat sliding cascade, which drops into a huge, deep pool.
This village is an authentic replica of an 18th century Cherokee community.
A scenic roadway, which travels 469 miles to connect the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee.
At 4629 feet elevation, this grassy summit is not the highest mountain around, but it is considered by some to be the “crown jewel of the Appalachian Trail”.
Dillsboro is a small city where you can take a step back in time and tour around the downtown area visiting shops, restaurants, and art galleries that are held within historic buildings.
Waterfalls and many cascades are located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Nantahala National Forest, around the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Pisgah National Forest and the Appalachian mountains of Western North Carolina, including the 411 feet Whitewater Falls which is the tallest series of falls east of the Mississippi.
A community that takes pride in it’s small hometown atmosphere makes Canton a city full of heritage and history.
If the casino is too big for you then try your luck at Cherokee’s Tribal Bingo.
The Asheville Art Museum is the single visual arts facility serving Western North Carolina.
The creek can have a decent flow during wet weather, but it spreads out wide across this bumpy rock outcrop, forming lots of little falls over the mini ledges and giving it lots of character.
The falls are not tall, but they are pretty, and spill into a neat little pool.
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.
Bryson City’s most unique ice cream parlor takes you beck to the old days right when you step foot inside the door.
The Pisgah National Forest consists of over half a million acres of forest surrounding Mt. Pisgah.
Water is one thing there is not a shortage of when you come to the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Marked by charming rural character and the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mars HIll is a great stop and play location in Western North Carolina.
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.
Some consider this the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.
These trails travel along the shores and hills beside Lake Chatuge, and all trails are open to mountain biking and hiking.
The ultimate Western North Carolina destination for gambling and late night entertainment.
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.
For great family rafting fun enjoy the Class I rapids of the Tuckaseigee River.
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.
The fresh smell of hops and everything else that goes in to a great craft beer fill the air when you approach doors of the Nantahala Brewery.
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.
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.
The Lake is 3,000 feet in elevation and offers to visitors many activities ranging from boating and fishing, to swimming and sightseeing.
Cabins in the Appalachian, Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina are as unique as each family who owns them.
This is a long tumbling cascade and slide, with a few free falling sections.
Deep inside of Humpback Mountain lie the Linville Caverns, North Carolina’s only caverns.
A wooden fire tower at the summit provides hikers with amazing 360 degree views of the mountains of western North Carolina.
Bent Creek’s watershed contains a collection of trails for all kinds of hikes, for beginners and familes to advanced hiking groups.
A beautiful and historic park located in the center of downtown Asheville.
The Grove Park Inn is a Beautiful Resort and Spa that attract thousands of visitors every year.
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.
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.
Known as the “Little Charleston of the Mountains”, Flat Rock is a small community filled with historic inns, shops, restaurants, and galleries that will keep you exploring the area for days.
The Mills River area is the largest in the Pisgah Ranger District.
Specializing in fresh baked Amish style goods, the Stoltzfus family has been baking great things for Bryson City for a long time.
Enjoy a soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by a gradual elevation change at Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours.
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.
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.
318 curves in 11 miles is the ultimate thrill ride for many motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts when visiting Western North Carolina.
A valley full of historic buildings, wildlife, and beauty, this is a great family destination inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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.
This small town located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is literally a ‘base camp” for anything outdoor related.
The beautiful valley of Shelton Laurel Creek – and the coves, tributaries, and mountains lining it to its North – comprise a remote part of the Pisgah National Forest, known as the Shelton Laurel Backcountry Area.
With an elevation of 6,593 ft Mount LeConte is the third highest peak in the national park, it is however the tallest peak in Tennessee.
The falls is know for its rainbows, which can be seen in the ample mist they produce.
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.
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Averaging 1,400′ deep, the Linville Gorge was carved by the Linville River on its way down the Blue Ridge Escarpment.
Fly Fishing is a popular past time in Western North Carolina. With an immense amount of mountain streams in the area you are sure to be able to find some fish somewhere.
There are many pristine lakes that can be enjoyed by boaters, wake-boarders, water skiers, or just lake lovers.
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.
The waterfall is a high, steep slide with an open canopy before veering sideways into some smaller cascades that end under the trees.
Glen Falls is three tiers of 70, 60, and 15 feet in height for a total of about 145 feet of falling water.