Scenic Drives

With miles of awe-inspiring beauty to behold, find yourself whisked away to breathtaking heights on one of Asheville’s many scenic drives. 

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Fall Scenic Drives: Early Color

by Asheville Insider
In the early fall, trees begin changing color at the highest elevations surrounding the Asheville…

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Explorers of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Discover unparalleled views of the Blue Ridge Mountains with our interactive trip planner. Winding through the highest elevations of the Southern Appalachians…

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6 Drive-By Waterfalls: A Windshield Tour for All to Enjoy

by Mark File
The Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Asheville are home to thousands of beautiful cascades . While…

50 Things to Do in Asheville

by Del Holston

If you’re looking for things to do in Asheville, then consider this list your primer to the many activities available in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or perhaps well acquainted with the flare of this Southern … read more

Scenic Drives for Any Season

by Asheville Insider

You don’t have to travel far from Asheville to become immersed in natural beauty. The topography of the Blue Ridge Mountains lends itself to some of the best scenic drives and awe-inspiring panoramic views you’ll find in the southeast. Within … read more

Leave the Car Behind: Scenic Fall Drives on Motorcycle

by Asheville Insider

Don’t own a bike? No worries. Gryphon Bikes in nearby Maggie Valley rents Harley-Davidson motorcycles by the day. Gryphon Bikes also offers group customized tours, so get your buddies together and take a ride. Our friends at Wheels Through Time … read more

Fall Scenic Drives: Mid Color

by Asheville Insider

By mid-October, the fall color is moving down to lower elevations and overall color is at its most brilliant. Since peak color changes often, visit our weekly leaf reports to stay up-to-date on the most colorful foliage. Here are just a few splendid … read more

6 Drive-By Waterfalls: A Windshield Tour for All to Enjoy

by Mark File

The Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Asheville are home to thousands of beautiful cascades . While most are in remote areas or require a hike to see, here are half a dozen waterfalls that you can easily enjoy from the road. And they are all free to … read more