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Transylvania County has one of the highest concentrations of summer camps in the entire nation. For over 100 years, kids from all over the country have arrived with sleeping bags and footlockers to spend their summer holidays at one of Transylvania County’s 16 noteworthy summer camps.


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The Camper Parent’s Guide to the Land of Waterfalls

After you drop off your summer camper, we invite you to extend your stay for a few days and enjoy some of the many activities that make Brevard and Transylvania County such a relaxing and rejuvenating destination – especially for parents who are suddenly “footloose and fancy-free.” Explore our recommendations below.

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Discover Local Art

Find a one-of-a-kind piece for your collection or learn a few tricks of the trade.

Get Caffeinated

Get your caffeine fix at any of our many local coffee shops, cafes, and bakeries.

Buy a Camp Pac

Surprise your summer camper with a camp pac from Main Street Ltd.


Waterfalls Worth The Hike

A curated list of some of our most “Wow-worthy” cascades.

The Ultimate Guide to Water Activities

Summer means warmer temperatures. Luckily, there’s no shortage of ways to do just that in the Land of Waterfalls.

Taps & Trails

We’ve picked five trails and matched them with five brews that share similar characteristics.

Top Hiking Trails

Transylvania County is a hiker’s paradise, check out some of our favorite trails.

Escape the Ordinary

Looking for some unusual outdoor experiences and stays? We’ve got you covered.

15 Ideas for a Rainy Day

Fifteen “satisfaction guaranteed” ways to enjoy yourself in Brevard while you wait for the sun to reappear.

View From the Top

Transylvania County’s most notable Blue Ridge Parkway mileposts.

Let’s Ride

There’s a reason why BIKE Magazine calls Transylvania County “ground zero for some of the best riding in the nation.”