DuPont State Forest

More than 10,000 acres of forests and waterfalls can be explored in this park, many of which have served as a backdrop in Hollywood films.

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High Falls
A Day Trip to DuPont

by Melissa Stanz
Less than an hour’s drive south of Asheville between Hendersonville and Brevard, drop-dead…

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Craggy Gardens Picnic
Super Scenic Picnics with 360-Degree Views

by Mark File
Feed your eyes with spectacular views and your ears with serene sounds of nature with an al fresco…

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Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls Hike

by Joanne O'Sullivan
Fans of The Hunger Games and Last of the Mohicans were introduced to Bridal Veil Falls in Dupont…

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Serafina and the Twisted Staff

From Biltmore to the Forests: Your Guide to the Serafina Experience

by Jason Tarr

In the cavernous basement of the Biltmore Estate and in the magical forests surrounding Asheville is a mythical protagonist, 12-year-old Serafina, who has captivated the attention of the nation’s readers. The first chronicle of her daring quest … read more

Sweeping mountain views, great food, and lively music create the vibe in Asheville

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 … read more

Mountain Biking in Bent Creek

The Most Popular Mountain Biking in WNC

by Pat Barcas

Asheville is quickly becoming a mecca for mountain bikers throughout the entire country who want to experience the deep, lush forests, while bombing their way over trails that weave past waterfalls, scenic views, wildlife and natural beauty. No, you … read more

High Falls

A Day Trip to DuPont

by Melissa Stanz

Less than an hour’s drive south of Asheville between Hendersonville and Brevard, drop-dead gorgeous DuPont State Recreational Forest is a wonderful day trip if you enjoy waterfalls, easy trail access, and beautiful scenery—and who … read more

High Falls

10 Waterfalls You Want to Find Now

by Mark File

With hundreds of beautiful cascades near Asheville, where do you begin? Here’s a quick sampler to get you started. These 10 locations represent a diverse range of options, so there’s something for everyone.    Tallest: Upper … read more

Craggy Gardens Picnic

Super Scenic Picnics with 360-Degree Views

by Mark File

Feed your eyes with spectacular views and your ears with serene sounds of nature with an al fresco meal that you will never forget. Before you head out for a picnic, pick up some seasonal goodies at a tailgate market or the WNC Farmer’s Market … read more