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Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock Natural Waterslide

Feel the rush of sliding down a 60-foot all-natural water slide in the heart of gorgeous Pisgah National Forest! The appropriately named Sliding Rock is an experience unlike any other and it’s one of the most exciting ways to cool off in the warmer weather months. People of all ages lineup to take the plunge down the sloping rock face waterfall on their way to landing into an 8-foot-deep

Two visitors take a selfie on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, NC

Top 10 Green Ways to Experience Fall in Asheville

As the weather grows cooler, the brisk mountain air paints the leaves of the forest trees in brilliant reds, yellows and oranges. Due to its mild climate and range of elevations nearby, Asheville enjoys one of the longest and most vibrant fall color seasons in the nation. While enjoying the kaleidoscope of colors, consider adding some “green” to the mix. Help minimize your impact while

50 Things to Do in Asheville, N.C. - Hiking, Dining, Music, Art and Outdoors

50 Things to Do in Asheville, N.C.

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 flair of this Southern Appalachia getaway, here are 50 ideas to help you see, do, and explore the best Asheville has to offer. #1 Downtown Asheville

Ski Lesson at Cataloochee Ski Area

12 Family-Friendly Ways to Enjoy Winter in Asheville

There’s plenty to do for the whole crew, indoors or out Avoid the crowds that come with fall, spring and summer, and enjoy Asheville with your family at the coolest time of the year. Games and Interactive Museums With more than 30 pinball machines and over a dozen classic video games in the “Arcave,” there’s enough nostalgic button pushing at the Asheville Pinball

Snowboarding at Cataloochee Ski Area

Winter Sports and Activities in Asheville, N.C.

Outdoor Winter Adventures Close to Downtown Asheville Asheville sits just below the highest peaks in the eastern United States. With high-elevation mountain peaks and a robust adventure culture, Asheville makes a great destination for winter sports enthusiasts. Whether you're planning a ski vacation, snowboarding excursion, snow tubing outing or winter wonderland hike,

Navitat Zipline

Thrills for Everyone: A Zipline Guide to Asheville

Find Your Perfect Zipline Tour in Asheville Take in the sites of Asheville from a new perspective – by soaring hundreds of feet above the ground.  From strictly tree-based courses to courses fit for little ones, here’s a guide to the best zipline experiences in Asheville. Go Far, Go Fast If you’re looking for a heart-pounding thrill, grab a friend and head out on the

Spring in the Quilt Garden at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC

Best Gardens to Visit in Asheville

Asheville is a Garden-Lovers Paradise Asheville, North Carolina's scenic natural landscape is a mecca for greenery, flowers and blooms. The Asheville area has a favorable climate for lush gardens, and the locals have a long history of being instilled with a passion and respect for protecting and showcasing the land. In the late 19th century, George W. Vanderbilt hired Frederick Law Olmsted,

Storyteller Cherokee Man

Over the Blue Ridge to Cherokee Territory

Asheville’s Ancient Connections The Asheville of today features stunning Art Deco architecture, the sounds of drums in Asheville's Pritchard Park on a Friday night and the smells of international flavors as you pass by myriad of local restaurants. But stop and ponder this: the area traces its roots back to The Cherokee, a sacred and ancient civilization dating back 11,000

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See Beautiful Aerial Views of Asheville’s Fall Colors

See Splendid Fall Views From The Air With glowing reds and brilliant yellows sprayed across the mountains, fall in Asheville is a season to behold. But for those with just a little bit more adventurous spirit, here’s a suggestion: How about getting the most unique view of the fall leaves of all from the air? Whether you’re looking for a peaceful float or a heart-pounding freefall, here

Hatchery-Supported Fishing Starts on Saturday

Get Hooked on Guided Fishing Expeditions

Trout, smallmouth bass, and great scenery abound The phrase “gone fishing” typically means goofing off, avoiding responsibility, or just dozing in the shade. Not so for a dedicated group of Asheville-based outdoor guides. For these hardworking sport fishermen, “gone fishing” means long hours of field research: heading into the mountains to explore the region’s nearly

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