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Summer Visitor Guide

Transylvania County is teeming with life in the summer months. Waterfalls beckon, live music echoes through the hills, and campers come from far and wide to explore the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. To fully embrace all that these warm days have to offer, read on to discover a few of our favorite ways to cool off and soak in the lively atmosphere of summer in the Land of Waterfalls.


‘Tis the season to escape the heat and stay cool. What better way to find relief than by the always-refreshing waters of Transylvania County? Paddle through a mountain stream on a kayak or SUP, hike to a waterfall, or relax on a tube while floating down the river.

Live music

Summertime is prime time for live music in our area, and the hills are alive with live performances in venues across the county. From down-to-earth acoustic performances at one of our five local breweries to the grandeur of the classics at the Brevard Music Center, there’s a song out there for everyone to enjoy.

cool, sweet treats

I scream, you scream, we all scream for the quintessential treat of summer — ice cream! Treat your little camper (or yourself) to a delicious scoop from Kilwins Chocolate & Ice Cream or Downtown Chocolates in Downtown Brevard. After a day outside, check out Dolly’s Dairy Bar at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest, DuPont Canteen near near DuPont State Forest, and Sweetwater Perk and Creamery in Toxaway.


In the heat of the day, sometimes it’s nice to take the fun inside and enjoy the AC. While you’re there, you might as well do a little browsing in our local Downtown Brevard shops! You’ll find a fun mix of locally made treasures and silly souvenirs to make for a fun day of retail therapy.

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