National & State Parks

Finding escape from the everyday is easier in Asheville. Mountain explorers can enjoy the quiet serenity of a walk through old-growth forests, experience the thrill of a hunt for one of the region’s 200+ waterfalls, or marvel at the abundance of wildlife adventures that vary from peak to peak. With eight national and state parks located within a short drive, Asheville is your gateway to a remarkable outdoor getaway.

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Downtown Asheville Skyline in Fall
Top 10 Ways to Experience Fall in Asheville

by Jason Tarr
As the weather grows cooler, the brisk mountain air paints the leaves of the forest trees in…

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GSMNP Sunset
Day Trip: Exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

by K.C. Cronin
To walk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to follow in the footsteps of the Cherokee…

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A Wild Food Foraging Adventure
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A Wild Food Foraging Adventure

March 15, 2017
From: 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cost: $75