Paddling, waterfall hiking, biking & ziplining
Find your adventure in Hendersonville, NC

Whatever activity gets you moving, from a casual hike to an adrenaline-pumping zipline, Hendersonville, North Carolina, invites you to experience it in this Blue Ridge Mountain town.

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Discover the Blue Ridge’s Natural
and Cultural Treasures

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The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area ties the region together through driving trails created to provide a fresh experience for even the most seasoned Blue Ridge traveler. The non-profit organization serves as a leading regional steward of living Appalachian traditions in North Carolina.

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Say, Cheese

pigeon forgeThe WNC Cheese Trail was founded in 2012 by a group of 8 regional cheesemakers, including Jennifer Perkins, co-owner of Looking Glass Creamery. The group’s focus, according to Perkins, was “building community and relationships” as well as “letting visitors know about the talented cheesemakers clustered in the region...and encouraging people to seek out and support small scale producers."

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Blue Ridge Parkway TOP 5 Wildflowers pigeon forge
The NC Blue Ridge Parkway is home to many unique species of flowers and shrubs that cannot be found in many other locations around the world! Here are some of the most popular spring blooms that you may see in the higher elevations. For the full list of BRP wildflowers, visit MountainsofNC.com

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The Grand Expanse

Stretching from the Great Smoky Mountains up into the Shenandoah Valley National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway offers grand vistas. Spilling over onto Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah Valley the views continue as the Appalachian Mural Trail adds to its expanding exhibit of cultural public art: a new Shenandoah Valley showcase of outstanding mural art.

Elkin Hosts
NC Trail Days
June 4-7

After a successful debut in 2019, the North Carolina Trail Days Festival in Elkin expands to four days and adds additional events this spring. Dates for the festival are Thursday, June 4, through Sunday, June 7.


Travel to Way Back When with Mast General Store

The best of the past and present greets you as you roam the aisles. You’ll feel that difference, in the air, seeped into the fixtures, and it will get into you too—that spirit of Mast Store that delivers old-fashioned customer service and that je ne sais quoi that will have you traveling back in time to visit again and again to find a little bit of … well, everything.