Blessed with the ideal climate of four distinct yet moderate seasons, living here in Western North Carolina offers a lifestyle of outdoor adventure and pleasure. With the Pisgah National Forest, Chimney Rock Park, the Dupont Forest, the Blue Ridge Parkway and so many other scenic attractions and lookouts at your doorstep, you will find nature at your beck and call. Find serenity in the towering forests, be calmed by the mountains and get inspired by a raging waterfall.
With over 250 waterfalls, adventure awaits in neighboring Transylvania County, boat and fish at Lake Lure, hike or bike trails and traverse ziplines. Horseback ride, golf, white water raft and take day trips to find surprises at roadside markets and unassuming antique shops.
Enjoy outdoor splendor on the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail featuring some of the best trout waters in the Great Smoky Mountains. Sample handmade cheeses on the Western North Carolina Cheese Trail.
Pack a picnic and take a drive in any direction to find adventure so close to home.