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Cedar Mountain Cool

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 back and enjoy delicious food and beverages in an area full of art and fantastic hangouts. An excellent day trip while visiting Brevard, Cedar Mountain is perfect for catching your breath on the doorstep of outdoor adventure. Here are a few great places to get a sense of what makes Cedar Mountain so special: 1 1 FALL(s) IN LOVE For many visitors to Brevard and Transylvania County, Cedar Mountain is the entry point to DuPont State Recreational Forest. This beloved 12,500-acre state forest has trails, woodlands, beautiful views, and some of Transylvania County’s most  popular  waterfalls, including High Falls, Triple Falls, and Hooker Falls, as well as Wintergreen Falls, Grassy Creek Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.  Nearby Connestee Falls also offers up gorgeous views of a spectacular plunge from an accessible viewing area. 2 2 THROW THINGS Long known for its pottery studios and local art scene, Cedar Mountain is a great place to check in on what’s coming off the wheel. See what’s new at Studio 276, Mud Dabbers Pottery, Cedar Mountain Pottery, Lezard Brevard, and Hemlock’s Studio, and perhaps get inspired to take up a new hobby. 3 3 SIP AND SNACK Cedar Mountain has a host of delightful and unconventional... Read More
Fifteen fun ways to chase away those rainy-day blahs.

Fifteen fun ways to chase away those rainy-day blahs.

Fifteen fun ways to chase away those rainy-day blahs. Inclement weather put a hitch in your outdoor plans? Not to worry. Here are fifteen “satisfaction guaranteed” ways to enjoy yourself in Brevard while you’re waiting for the sun to reappear.Have fun! 1 1 VETERANS HISTORY MUSEUM OF THE CAROLINAS Filled with unique and historic military artifacts, this free museum honors our country’s military history and celebrates the contributions of men and women from every branch of service. In addition to a collection that includes WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and War on Terror artifacts, the museum mounts regular temporary exhibits.  Click here, for location, times and information. 2 2 CO-ED CINEMA Since 1934, the Co-ed Cinema has been Brevard’s go-to destination for first-run movies. Step back in time at this classic old-fashioned theatre and sample the latest films from tinsel town. Find out what’s showing here. 3 3 TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY LIBRARY There’s always something fun happening at this state-of-the-art facility located in downtown Brevard. Whether you want to find a good book to snuggle up with or take part in one of the regularly scheduled events (story times, music performances, craft classes), the Transylvania County Library is a great place to relax and explore. 4 4 TRANSYLVANIA COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL (TCArts) If you love art, TCArts is the place for you. Here you’ll find a regular rotation of exhibits by local and regional artists. If you’re inspired to create works of your own, TCArts offers pottery classes and other opportunities... Read More
8 Great Holiday Tips

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 whole new level with charming, small-town magic, festive events, and plenty of opportunities for you to get out and explore acres of winter wonderland, jingle bells optional. 1 1 HAVE A THRILL ON THE HILL  What could be more fun than an evening snow skiing or snow tubing with the family (weather permitting) at the Ski Sapphire Valley? They will be open Dec 17-Jan 1, then on weekends, Fri-Sun, after the holidays. They will also be closed on Jan 16th and February 20th  for national holidays.  2 2 EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY Special holiday menu offerings from our local restaurants and seasonal selections from our extraordinary craft brewers and tap rooms give new meaning to the term “holiday cheer.” No matter what your taste buds fancy, we’ve got a table (or a bar stool) with your name on it.   3 3 GO TREE CRAZY. For many of us, Christmas is best evoked in the heady scent and furry limbs of a fresh evergreen tree decked with tinsel, lights, random ornaments both grand and sentimental. And then there are some of us who just can’t feel the holiday spirit until they bask in the glow of a neon pink, metallic tree. Fortunately, Transylvania County offers a little bit of... Read More
Artful Adventures

Artful Adventures

Artful Adventures Choose from the following activities to completely immerse yourself in the artistic and musical traditions of Brevard and Transylvania County: Live Music On several nights out of the week (and almost all in the warmer months) your odds of running into a bluegrass jam, a rock band, a jazz funk combo and/or a world-renowned classical quartet playing live somewhere in the immediate vicinity of downtown Brevard are well nigh 100%. First stop, the Visit Waterfalls calendar. It offers the most complete listing of concerts, shindigs, jam sessions and more. Scenic 276 Arts Corridor This 13-mile stretch of highway winds from just south of Brevard to the South Carolina State line. This lovely route winds past more than a dozen art galleries and craft studios, as well as home-style dining, local produce stands and charming rustic accommodations. Travellers not too distracted by the artwork may also find themselves impressed by the stunning scenery. Mud Dabbers Pottery Located four miles south of Brevard on Highway 276, this gallery offers utterly unique pieces created by local potters as well as a full schedule of classes and workshops for aspiring artisans of all ages. Get your hands dirty with individual instruction in a private pottery party or bring the whole family for a Saturday Family Clay Day and leave with a new family heirloom created by your fledgling Michaelangelo. Fourth Friday Gallery Walks Extended hours, special events and live music at Fourth Friday Gallery Walks (April-December, 5-8pm) give all-day adventurers a... Read More