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Craggy Gardens Hiking

Hiking Craggy Gardens

Blue Ridge Heaven Just Miles From Town Even after 14 years of living in Asheville, just a glimpse of the Blue Ridge Mountains casts a spell on me. It looks so far away but ahh…it is not. Just a short drive from downtown and I’ll be at Craggy Gardens (Craggy for short) and a soaring 5,892 foot elevation. This is the locals’ favorite spot to head for the hills and get in

Omni Grove Park Inn - Historic 2

Asheville History: The Legendary E.W. Grove

A Man with a Vision for Asheville Edwin Wiley Grove (1850 – 1927) E.W. Grove not only shaped the city of Asheville, he set in motion his dream that Asheville would become the alluring destination it is today. But who was the man behind the legendary name? Tragedy Leads To Purpose During the nineteenth century malaria struck the South with a vengeance. There was no cure and it became one

Yoga in Asheville

Yoga Experiences in Asheville, NC

Asheville Yoga Festival: July 2021 Spice Up Your Yoga Routine in Asheville: A Yogi’s Guide to Asheville Keep things fresh and exciting in your yoga practice by bringing your yogi talents to Asheville, where sun salutations meet fresh air, bodies of water and even beer! Long known as a destination for wellness and rejuvenation, Asheville is quickly building a reputation as the yoga mecca

Pottery 48 Hr FAM June 2014

From the Earth to the Arts: Hands-On Experiences in Asheville, NC

A Hands-On Escape From Your Everyday Life Asheville is a great place to watch — the people, the events, the crowds and the changing scenery — but it is an even better place to DO. Visitors can explore the natural world, create art and make music. Here’s what can happen in just a day-and-a-half. Into the Woods Meet up at a location given to you the evening before by Alan Muskat

Downtown Asheville, N.C.

A Day on the Asheville Urban Trail

Walking through History on Asheville’s Urban Trail Asheville loves to do things differently. So it’s fitting the city’s history museum is outdoors along the sidewalks of downtown. Take a self-guided “scavenger hunt” to learn about tidbits of Asheville’s fascinating past. With the help of a map, walk 1.7 miles to 30 stations, each with a piece of art and a bronze

Antique Car Museum at Grovewood Village

Walk On the Weird Side: Asheville's Quirkiest Museum Collections

From Vintage to Creepy, These Aren't Your Typical Exhibits Looking for a walk on the whimsical side? Take a look at some of Asheville's  most pleasantly peculiar museums: Asheville Pinball Museum, downtown Asheville Party like it's 1979 as you play over 30 pinball machines ranging in year of origin from 1960 to 2003. Pay one admission, but play as much as you like.  Nine Inch

Falconry

Bird Watching & Hawk Migration in the Fall Season

Hawks Soar Over Asheville in Annual Migration Fall is a favorite time here in Western North Carolina, when the cooling weather provides ideal conditions for exploring all that this area has to offer. The changing leaves along the Blue Ridge Parkway present a feast for the eyes, and the migration sightings can provide memories to last a lifetime, particularly for hawk enthusiasts. Each year in the

Daniel McClendon Portrait

Brushing Up On the Asheville Painting Scene

Asheville Artists Paint the Town Visual art is everywhere in Asheville. On the sides of buildings. On the street corners. All across the undersides of bridges. In studios in the River Arts District and in the private studios of other working artists in Asheville and Black Mountain and Weaverville. With the breath-taking Blue Ridge Mountains as a blank canvas, the art scene in our region is

Shopping for Unique Holiday Gifts

Asheville's Ancient (and Modern) Tradition of Ceramic Arts

Shaping the Blue Ridge Craft Scene Here’s our best advice: when you’re in Asheville, become a lump of clay : Malleable. Impressionable. Promising a serendipitous ending that’s unexpected. Become a richer, more colorful person as the result of alchemical time spent here in this Appalachian anagama .  Look out over the horizon at the blues and greens and ambers of our

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