► Winter is the perfect time to take a hike, offering quiet trails with the best views of the year thanks to leafless trees and crisp air. Check out guided hiking companies like Namaste in Nature (full moon yoga and meditation hikes), Blue Ridge Hiking Co. (now offering guided hikes of the Smoky Mountains) and Asheville Hiking Tours.

► The NEW Deluxe Triple Waterfall Yoga Hike from Namaste in Nature offers the perfect fall wellness adventure with a half-day yoga hike to three area waterfalls. The hike includes yoga and meditation, as well as photo opportunities of your downward dog by a cascading stream.

Asheville Wellness Tours will offer sunset yoga hikes on select evenings throughout October, as well as Tea and Tarot, an educational tea tasting at the new High Climate Tea that includes a group tarot reading.