Brevard | North Carolina's Land Of Waterfalls
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Drink It In.

Welcome to Brevard and Transylvania County, North Carolina’s

Land of Waterfalls. Here you will find everything you need to plan an

unforgettable adventure in one of the most remarkable places on the planet.

Top 10 Must See Waterfalls

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The Perfect Family Adventure

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Nine Iconic Brevard Experiences

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Take A Walk On The Wildflower Side

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A Week In The Woods

Serious Adventure

Be A Savvy Camp Counselor

7 Tips

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Get Your Motor Running

Road Trips

Artful Adventures

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How to Float Your Boat

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5 Activities For Camper Parents

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Into The Woods

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Rock Of Ages

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5 Best Swimming Holes

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Where in the world is Brevard?

Seventy-five percent of the United States population is within a one-day drive of Brevard.

In other words, you probably live a lot closer to us than you think!

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  • Throughout Transylvania County, a wide variety of wildflowers lend their vibrant colors to the coves and hillsides of our mountain oasis. We recently sat down to talk with two wildflower experts, Rosemarie Shannon Knoll and Marianne Weaver, to share four of the most outstanding wildflower hikes for you to explore this spring and summer. 🌺 Take a look at these must-visit wildflower expeditions following the link in our profile. Tag a friend you'd like to join you in taking a walk on the Wildflower Side, below. #explorebrevard #brevardnc #getoutside #blueridgemountains #wildflower #visitnc #ncmountains #takeahike #flowers
  • Who else is counting the days for one of Brevard's most festive annual events? This weekend the annual White Squirrel Festival takes over the downtown city streets with music, art, contests, food trucks, a White Squirrel Run and more! 🐿 Have you found a sweet little space to stay so you can wander in and out all three days, May 24-26, and take in the sounds of @sistersparrowdb, @brotherolivermusic, @traversbrothership + more? And you will not want to miss the fun of the Memorial Day Parade, the White Squirrel 5K + White Squirrel Photo Contest. Thanks for sharing this great video @wearebrevardnc ! More info. following the link in our profile.  #explorebrevard #brevardnc  #whitesquirrelfestival #visitnc #streetfest #whitesquirrel
  • As beautiful as our waterfalls are, they also hold hidden dangers. In 2016, six individuals died in waterfall accidents in Transylvania County and several others were injured. We ask you to join with Transylvania County Tourism, @pisgahnationalforest, @dupontforest, @friendsofgorges, @missionhealthnc, and  Transylvania County Emergency Services in encouraging your friends and family to practice waterfall safety. If you’re planning a visit, please follow the waterfall safety tips. Have fun. Be safe. And please don't be the next victim.
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⚠️ Follow the link in our profile for waterfall safety tips and a full video to share with fellow adventurous friends and family. ⚠️
. #explorebrevard #visitwaterfalls #brevardnc #getoutside #waterfall #waterfallsofig #pisgahforest #getoutside #transylvaniacounty #828isgreat
  • Happy #waterfallwednesday fellow adventurers. We hope you're enjoying this gorgeous spring day as much as we are. Pictured is Twin Falls (taken by @jetsettervagabond) in Pisgah National Forest, located here in the Appalachian Mountains. 🌲 This lush forest of 5000,000+ acres is filled with waterfalls, rivers, and hundreds of hiking trails. Twin Falls is made of two beautiful 100-foot falls and can be accessed through Forest Service Road 477, taking you on a 4.5 mile round trip hike. Explore this #waterfall hike and other trails in Pisgah Forest and throughout Transylvania County following the link in our profile. And don't forget to tag us in your next adventure with #visitwaterfalls. 💦 #explorebrevard #pisgahforest #twinfalls #brevardnc #letshike #getoutside #ncmountains  #appalachianmountains #transylvaniacounty #takeahike
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson said to "Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience." The land around us certainly teaches us to slow down, to appreciate the abundance and natural beauty surrounding us here in the North Carolina mountains, and not take a moment for granted. We hope you're enjoying this rainy spring Mother's Day, whether you're wandering the mountainsides or enjoying your own backyard. 🌱 Breathtaking photo of Looking Glass Rock by @007_optics. Plan your next mountain getaway with mom and the family (and don't forget to take a peek at the upcoming events calendar and peruse local hotels + cabins in the area. Link in our profile.) #explorebrevard #brevardnc #ncmountains #visitnc #getoutside #lookingglassrock #letshike
  • A little rain in the forecast sure doesn't slow the fun down in Transylvania County. A few indoor activities to consider for the weekend ahead:
.👉 Hear from accomplished local writers Wiley Cash, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Frank X Walker during the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference today and tomorrow, FREE and open to the public, taking place at @tclibrarync  and @brevardcollege .
.👉 Visit the Transylvania Heritage Museum to explore generations of 'Spinning, Weaving & Quilting' in their current exhibit featuring ancestor's handiworks as well as the tools they used to create them. .
.👉 Pick up Mom and head over to the @transylvaniafarmersmarket to celebrate Mother's Day. They'll have free mini massages, drawings for market goodies, and giveaways! 8am-12 pm on Main Street .
.🥂 Discover more fun happenings and explore places to hike, adventure out to and stay overnight here in Transylvania County. Link in our profile. #explorebrevard #brevardnc #ncmountains #transylvaniacounty
  • Next Saturday, May 18th, join @headwaters_outfitters for their annual event to help keep the third oldest river in the world clean and clear for all to enjoy in the coming months. Grab a friend or two and help pick up trash along the French Broad River + enjoy breakfast and lunch (as well as some gorgeous riverside scenery) for your worthwhile endeavors. Canoes and trash bags are provided. 💪 Details and more on the events calendar on our website following the link in our profile AND if you want the first scoop on activities like these in Transylvania County, sign up to receive letters from The Adventurist each month. 🛶 #explorebrevard #brevardnc #getoutside #visitnc #transylvaniacounty #frenchbroadriver #rosmannc #rivercleanup
  • We can't think of a better way to soak in all of summer than to take off to the woods armed with a backpack filled with swimming trunks, a flashlight, toothbrush, a good book, and stationery for letters home of course. Transylvania County is full of noteworthy summer camps for kids and yesterday the NC Youth Camp Association Spring Meeting was held to gather everyone together and get excited about the upcoming season's offerings. 🌲 If you’re considering a summer camp in North Carolina for your child, take a look at the list we've compiled to find one that's right for them this year. Link in our profile. #explorebrevard #brevardnc #transylvaniacounty #summercamp #ncccamp #summercamp2019 #kidscamp
  • Save the Date for the annual White Squirrel Festival in downtown Brevard, N.C. coming up May 24-26th! Enjoy music in the streets, excellent fare from local food trucks and sweet treat vendors, a White Squirrel Run, photo contest + more. 🐿 Details on this favorite local event following the link in our profile. #explorebrevard #visitbrevard #brevardnc #streetfest #streetfestival #musicfestival2019 #musicinthestreets #visitnc #whitesquirrelfestival
  • On tap for the weekend ahead in Transylvania County: @cradle_of_forestry's 'May the Forest Be With You' 🌲 Saturday, May the 4th from 10am-4pm with guided walks, a screening of the environmental documentary "Hidden Rivers", family-friendly activities and more. 🛶 Join a guided 8-mile paddle at dusk this afternoon with @headwaters_outfitters starting at 3:15, and a sweet spring celebration tomorrow morning at @transylvaniafarmersmarket with music by Crooked Pine and a 'Best Beard Contest'. 🕺 More events, upcoming festivals and happenings, trails to explore, and places to stay following the link in our profile. 👆 #explorebrevard #brevardisbest #getoutside #828 #ncmountains #getoutside #transylvaniacounty #brevardnc #neverstopexploring
  • Are you interested in water quality and free Wednesday mornings? Mountain True (@mtntrue) is looking for volunteers to help gather weekly, water samples around Transylvania County to help pinpoint potential sources of bacteria pollution. They need a few volunteers to grab water samples from selected sites and drop off at the County Services Building by noon each Wednesday. The actual sampling is quite quick, usually taking less than a minute. They'll train you and give you all the materials you need to help out. If you'd like to volunteer for one (or more) near you, email anna@mountaintrue.org if you'd like to get involved. #explorebrevard #brevardisbest #mountaintrue #volunteer
  • Hope you're all enjoying our favorite day of the week-- #waterfallwednesday of course. There's no better place to be than Transylvania County, the Land of Waterfalls, to venture out and take in the natural beauty of the hundreds of falls tucked within the forests here in the mountains of North Carolina. Pictured here is Rainbow Falls in Gorges State Park, captured beautifully by @jonathang_78. Tag us on your next #waterfall expedition in Western North Carolina with #explorebrevard or #visitwaterfalls. Scouting out your next adventure? Follow the link in our profile for a few ideas. #visitnc #getoutside #adventure #waterfallsofinstagram #letshike #gorgesstatepark #vacation #rainbowfalls #explore #vacationideas

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  • Throughout Transylvania County, a wide variety of wildflowers lend their vibrant colors to the coves and hillsides of our mountain oasis. We recently sat down to talk with two wildflower experts, Rosemarie Shannon Knoll and Marianne Weaver, to share four of the most outstanding wildflower hikes for you to explore this spring and summer. 🌺 Take a look at these must-visit wildflower expeditions following the link in our profile. Tag a friend you'd like to join you in taking a walk on the Wildflower Side, below. #explorebrevard #brevardnc #getoutside #blueridgemountains #wildflower #visitnc #ncmountains #takeahike #flowers
  • Who else is counting the days for one of Brevard's most festive annual events? This weekend the annual White Squirrel Festival takes over the downtown city streets with music, art, contests, food trucks, a White Squirrel Run and more! 🐿 Have you found a sweet little space to stay so you can wander in and out all three days, May 24-26, and take in the sounds of @sistersparrowdb, @brotherolivermusic, @traversbrothership + more? And you will not want to miss the fun of the Memorial Day Parade, the White Squirrel 5K + White Squirrel Photo Contest. Thanks for sharing this great video @wearebrevardnc ! More info. following the link in our profile.  #explorebrevard #brevardnc  #whitesquirrelfestival #visitnc #streetfest #whitesquirrel
  • As beautiful as our waterfalls are, they also hold hidden dangers. In 2016, six individuals died in waterfall accidents in Transylvania County and several others were injured. We ask you to join with Transylvania County Tourism, @pisgahnationalforest, @dupontforest, @friendsofgorges, @missionhealthnc, and  Transylvania County Emergency Services in encouraging your friends and family to practice waterfall safety. If you’re planning a visit, please follow the waterfall safety tips. Have fun. Be safe. And please don't be the next victim.
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⚠️ Follow the link in our profile for waterfall safety tips and a full video to share with fellow adventurous friends and family. ⚠️
. #explorebrevard #visitwaterfalls #brevardnc #getoutside #waterfall #waterfallsofig #pisgahforest #getoutside #transylvaniacounty #828isgreat
  • Happy #waterfallwednesday fellow adventurers. We hope you're enjoying this gorgeous spring day as much as we are. Pictured is Twin Falls (taken by @jetsettervagabond) in Pisgah National Forest, located here in the Appalachian Mountains. 🌲 This lush forest of 5000,000+ acres is filled with waterfalls, rivers, and hundreds of hiking trails. Twin Falls is made of two beautiful 100-foot falls and can be accessed through Forest Service Road 477, taking you on a 4.5 mile round trip hike. Explore this #waterfall hike and other trails in Pisgah Forest and throughout Transylvania County following the link in our profile. And don't forget to tag us in your next adventure with #visitwaterfalls. 💦 #explorebrevard #pisgahforest #twinfalls #brevardnc #letshike #getoutside #ncmountains  #appalachianmountains #transylvaniacounty #takeahike