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Take A Trip Into The Heart Of Romance

Take A Trip Into The Heart Of Romance

Whether you’re looking for a cozy winter getaway or the ultimate romantic experience, Transylvania County has a keepsake box full of great ideas to help you show your sweetheart just how much you care. There’s no better place to up your... Read More
Chills & Thrills in Transylvania County

Chills & Thrills in Transylvania County

With the Halloween season almost upon us, the Adventurist thought you might enjoy hearing about some of the spooky legends of Transylvania County. As Halloween approaches, we recomend you share these local stories around a campfire deep in the... Read More
Forest Bathing: How To Cleanse Your Spirit

Forest Bathing: How To Cleanse Your Spirit

As a part of North Carolina’s Year of The Trail celebration, “Wellness and Trails” is the theme for August. In conjunction with that theme, this month’s blog is about Forest Bathing, which has become a popular activity for folks who love... Read More
Year of the Trail: Wheely Fun

Year of the Trail: Wheely Fun

Memorable Road Rides: Wheely Fun Transylvania County has earned a worldwide — and well-deserved — reputation for itsspectacular mountain biking. Yet the road cycling opportunities here are just as rich, variedand rewarding, whether... Read More
7 Easy Ways To Be Waterfall Wise

7 Easy Ways To Be Waterfall Wise

As beautiful as our waterfalls are, they also represent hidden dangers. Every year, there are serious injuries and yes, sometimes even fatalities, experienced at our waterfalls. When visiting North Carolina’s Land of Waterfalls, enjoy our... Read More
Come to Your Senses

Come to Your Senses

When you venture into the woods to celebrate North Carolina’s Year of the Trail, we want you to have the richest and most rewarding experience possible. That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of Torry Nergart, conservation easement manager at... Read More
“Leave It Better” And Be Like Trashsquatch

“Leave It Better” And Be Like Trashsquatch

We love Brevard and Transylvania County. And we know that you do, too. That’s why we introduced our “Leave It Better” initiative several years ago. It has been the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority’s (TCTDA) most ambitious and... Read More
Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas

Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas

In 2017, the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas opened in downtown Brevard. The museum is dedicated to honoring the veterans of our armed services from World War I to the present. In the six years since its opening, the museum has grown... Read More
Ask a Ranger

Ask a Ranger

Kevin Bischof, Gorges State Park This month, the Adventurist had a chance to sit down with Kevin Bischof, superintendent of Gorges State Park. Located in the southwest corner of Transylvania County, Gorges is considered by many to be one of... Read More
Wildflower Walks

Wildflower Walks

Some hiking trails offer big surprises – like hidden waterfalls or dramatic vistas – but some offer smaller, more intimate experiences that can be equally satisfying. Throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, and specifically in Transylvania... Read More
Going With The Flow.

Going With The Flow.

Often, people think of trails as winding routes across terra firma. Yet the truth is, rivers are the original trails – carved by Mother Nature over eons, they journey across the land following the path of least resistance, resulting in... Read More
Leave it Better

Leave it Better

As you venture forth into our woods and waterways during the Year of the Trail, we invite you to learn more about our “Leave It Better” program. Based on the national “Leave No Trace” principles, “Leave It Better” is designed to inspire... Read More
Mountain Love Song

Mountain Love Song

​ Shannon Whitworth and Woody Platt offer up their Valentine’s Day Tips If you’re looking for a sweet spot to spend your Valentine’s Day, then Transylvania County is the natural choice. The waterfalls. The high peaks. The windy paths, which... Read More
Explore Brevard’s 48-Hour Winter Wonderland

Explore Brevard’s 48-Hour Winter Wonderland

If you’re looking to escape the winter doldrums, there’s no better destination than Brevard and Transylvania County. Explore Brevard’s Winter Wonderland itinerary is perfect for a weekend (or weekday) getaway. Our handy accommodations finder... Read More
Red Spruce & Carolina Flying Squirrel

Red Spruce & Carolina Flying Squirrel

A 78-Foot Red Spruce from Pisgah Travels to DC as the US Capitol Christmas Tree The assortment of fir trees and evergreens that thrive in the higher elevations of Brevard and Transylvania County is one of the area’s most scenic and treasured... Read More
Four Fantastic Fall Drives

Four Fantastic Fall Drives

Whether you’re behind the wheel of a fancy convertible or the family minivan, a fall driving tour of Transylvania County is an unforgettable experience.  Sure, you can speed through these routes and see plenty of sights, but the ideal way is... Read More
Rocking and Rolling

Rocking and Rolling

​Gravel Cycling in Transylvania County Brevard/Transylvania County is justifiably renowned for its mountain biking and road cycling. But there’s a lesser known – yet equally superb – cycling activity that’s gaining popularity. Best of all,... Read More
Headwaters State Forest: Go Wild

Headwaters State Forest: Go Wild

​Headwaters State Forest A Conservation Laboratory North Carolina’s newest state forest was founded in 2018 and represents another iconic destination in Transylvania County. In terms of beauty and features, it’s on par with Pisgah, DuPont and... Read More
Cedar Mountain Cool

Cedar Mountain Cool

The Latest Word on a Small Community with Plenty of Big Fun Once a secret gem of a spot, the tiny, scenic hamlet of Cedar Mountain has become one of Transylvania County’s liveliest and most rewarding communities. It’s a great place to kick... Read More
Be Waterfall Wise

Be Waterfall Wise

Waterfalls are part of the identity of Brevard and Transylvania County. There are more than 250 cascades scattered throughout the county, earning us the nickname “Land of Waterfalls.” While we encourage visitors and residents alike to enjoy... Read More
Land of Waterfalls for All

Land of Waterfalls for All

9 Super Attractions for Everyone! If you have limited mobility, it’s still possible to experience many of Brevard and Transylvania County’s most magical natural attractions. Here is a list of nine don’t-miss attractions and activities that are... Read More
Brevard Rocks!

Brevard Rocks!

Big Time Geology in Transylvania County With waterfalls, high peaks, canyons, gorges, and impressive natural rock walls, no matter where you are in Transylvania County, you’re just a stone’s throw away from unforgettable scenery. The area’s... Read More
Winter Weather Checklist

Winter Weather Checklist

Wintertime brings a host of exciting options to adventurers eager to get on the trails in the amazing forests of Brevard and Transylvania County. From more expansive views to ice climbing to a car-free Blue Ridge Parkway, the opportunities for... Read More
Four Ways To Be “One” With Our White Squirrels

Four Ways To Be “One” With Our White Squirrels

You don’t have to spend much time in Brevard before you catch sight of the four paws and fluffy white tail of Transylvania County’s most beloved local mascot, the white squirrel. From shops on Main Street with countless souvenirs to the... Read More
Gears and Gills

Gears and Gills

Double your fun by combining two favorite outdoor activities. The public lands in Transylvania County serve as the backdrop for myriad outdoor activities. For many, it means an opportunity to combine their favorite hobbies. Here are three... Read More
8 Great Holiday Tips

8 Great Holiday Tips

For Having A Cool Yule in Brevard Whether it’s waterfalls, white squirrels, or a warm spot by a glowing fire, Brevard and Transylvania County have just about everything you need to make this holiday season unforgettable. We take “jolly” to a... Read More
Horsin’ Around

Horsin’ Around

​A Short Overview of Tails, and the Equestrian Experience in Brevard Brevard and Transylvania County’s extensive trail systems have famously offered both cyclists and hikers a whole world of exciting paths to take and places to explore. You... Read More
Five Cool Things to Do

Five Cool Things to Do

in Rosman, Sapphire and Toxaway Travel southwest on Highway 64 from downtown Brevard and you’ll see a beautiful world unfolding before you. A temperate rainforest. The headwaters of the French Broad – one of the oldest rivers in the world.... Read More
Tails on The Trail

Tails on The Trail

Five Tips for Traveling with Your Favorite Four-Legged Friend Dogs make great travel and trail buddies, and in Transylvania County, we’re particularly fond of Fido and all his furry friends. But before you and your best canine buddy set off on... Read More
Leaf Your Worries Behind

Leaf Your Worries Behind

Leaf Your Worries Behind Five Out-of-the-Car Ways to Get Out and Enjoy Fall Color In Brevard The high mountains and lush forests of Brevard and Transylvania County are particularly spectacular when the leaves start to change. The month of October... Read More
Memorable Road Rides: Wheely Fun

Memorable Road Rides: Wheely Fun

Memorable Road Rides: Wheely Fun Transylvania County has earned a worldwide — and well-deserved — reputation for its spectacular mountain biking. Yet the road cycling opportunities here are just as rich, varied and rewarding, whether... Read More
Three Wonderful Winter Adventures

Three Wonderful Winter Adventures

Be A Cool Rider Cycling in winter months has long been a favorite activity of avid road bikers. There’s less traffic, fewer crowds and real camaraderie among cyclists in the local community. Winters around Brevard often mean lots of mild,... Read More
Cruise into Fall Color

Cruise into Fall Color

Whether you’re behind the wheel of a fancy convertible or a family wagon, these two driving tours showcase the best of what Transylvania County has to offer in the autumn. Sure, you can speed through these routes, see plenty of sights and take... Read More
Five Fabulous Fall Hikes

Five Fabulous Fall Hikes

For visitors to Brevard and Transylvania County, a walk in the woods takes on a whole new meaning. With a national forest (Pisgah), a state park (Gorges), two state forests (DuPont and Headwaters) making up over a hundred thousand acres of... Read More
Take a walk on the wildflower side.

Take a walk on the wildflower side.

Some hiking trails offer big surprises – like hidden waterfalls or dramatic vistas – but some offer smaller, more intimate experiences that can be equally satisfying. Throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, and specifically in Transylvania... Read More
Rock of Ages: Looking Glass

Rock of Ages: Looking Glass

Western North Carolina offers more rock climbing than any other state east of the Mississippi River, with more variety, diverse rock types, and climbing styles to boot. And Looking Glass Rock is the King Daddy of them all. Fortunately,... Read More
5 Best Swimming Holes: Splash down

5 Best Swimming Holes: Splash down

Looking for a place to cool off in the summer? We’ve got you covered. From the ever-popular and world-famous Sliding Rock to more remote, have-it-all-to-myself spots, here are some of our favorite swimming holes near Brevard to splash down 5 5... Read More
4 Tips From A Fly Fishing Champ: Get Hooked

4 Tips From A Fly Fishing Champ: Get Hooked

There are 500 miles of fishable trout waters within a one-hour drive of Brevard. No wonder avid anglers come from every point on the compass to test their skills here. We sought out Kevin Howell, past National Fly Fishing Masters Champion, to... Read More
Let’s Ride: Epic singletrack

Let’s Ride: Epic singletrack

BIKE Magazine calls Brevard and Transylvania County “ground zero for some of the best riding in the nation.”  Here are five singletrack rides that prove that claim. Thad Walker, a former head coach of the Brevard College Bike Team, is your... Read More
The Perfect Family Adventure: All Together Now

The Perfect Family Adventure: All Together Now

There’s no shortage of fun activities for families in Transylvania County. Here’s a starter list that will get you properly oriented to all there is to see, do and experience here in the Land of Waterfalls: 5 5 Hike John Rock There are... Read More
Fun & Free: No Dough

Fun & Free: No Dough

With over 170,000 acres of public lands to explore and a host of special events tailor-made for fun, Transylvania County represents one of the best vacation values you’ll find anywhere. Here’s a top ten list of fun and free things to do. 10 10... Read More
7 Tips For Savvy Camp Counselors

7 Tips For Savvy Camp Counselors

Being a summer camp counselor in Transylvania County might just be the best gig around for high school and college students. But even counselors need a break from time to time. Here are tips we’ve gleaned from seasoned counselors on how to... Read More
5 Fun Activities For Camper Parents

5 Fun Activities For Camper Parents

Once you’ve dropped off the kids at summer camp here in Transylvania County, it’s time for your own summertime fun. These five activities are sure to get you into the spirit of summer: 5 5 Listen to the music. Everywhere you turn in... Read More
9 Iconic Brevard Experiences

9 Iconic Brevard Experiences

Sure, they’re popular, but it’s because they are F-U-N. See how many you can do on your next visit. 9 9 Hike to Rainbow Falls Gorges State Park Much beloved Rainbow Falls is located in Pisgah National Forest, but it is accessed by a trail that... Read More
Top 10 Waterfalls

Top 10 Waterfalls

When you’ve got 250 waterfalls from which to choose, the competition gets pretty tough. We ranked our Top 10 Transylvania County waterfalls based on beauty and accessibility. 10 10 Moore Cove Falls Pisgah National Forest Wind your way... Read More