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Moons of Jupiter – Cabin and Camping Packages

Join PARI on Friday, January 7, 2022 as we celebrate the largest planet in our solar system!  412 years ago this week Galileo Galilei spotted the four brightest moons of Jupiter and in honor of that monumental discovery we are sharing our best telescopes and  Internationally certified dark sky park to observe this planet, the moon and other fantastic objects you can only see with a telescope!  Grab your coats, hot coffee or hot chocolate, friends and family then come to PARI for an unforgettable winter night. PARI is typically cooler than surrounding areas so make sure you dress appropriately for outdoor viewing. This is a rain or shine event.  If weather does not permit viewing there will be alternate indoor programming.  No refunds will be issued! Preregistration is required. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email.  If you do not get a confirmation email check your spam folder and make sure you add us to your address book. REGISTER HERE – CAMPING PACKAGE REGISTER HERE – CABIN... Read More
Moons of Jupiter

Moons of Jupiter

Join PARI on Friday, January 7, 2022 as we celebrate the largest planet in our solar system! 412 years ago this week Galileo Galilei spotted the four brightest moons of Jupiter and in honor of that monumental discovery we are sharing our best telescopes and Internationally certified dark sky park to observe this planet, the moon and other fantastic objects you can only see with a telescope! Grab your coats, hot coffee or hot chocolate, friends and family then come to PARI for an unforgettable winter... Read More
ATOM Aluminum Tree Exhibit

ATOM Aluminum Tree Exhibit

Step back in time and celebrate the 1960’s at The Aluminum Tree & Ornament Museum (ATOM) Featuring Barbie, Bell Bottoms, and Beatlemania! The Museum is open Thursday-Saturday, noon until 4 pm. Please note: The Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving and the week of... Read More
Horsin’ Around

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 don’t, however, always need hiking boots or handlebars to have a grand adventure in Brevard’s forests. The equestrian-inclined will find multiple opportunities to get their tails on the trails with the help of four-footed friends, who rarely say “neigh” to a little exploring.   Experienced riders have celebrated Brevard’s multiple equestrian options for years, but novices will also find many opportunities to enjoy getting in on the “mane” event.  All three of the area’s public lands — Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Recreational Forest, and Gorges State Park — have horse-friendly trails. By and large, the trails are clearly marked, but it’s recommended that you do a little research in advance on where horses are welcome before you hoof it into the wilderness.   Left your pony at home? No worries. Several local stables will be happy to help you find a suitable horse, gear, and a trail guide to lead you. These include:   Pisgah Forest Stables  |  Rusty Spur Trail Rides  |  Whitewater Equestrian Center       Once you hit the trail, here are some tips to keep in mind whether you are hiking, biking,or horsing around: 1 1 Everyone: Be friendly and aware. That means keeping an eye ahead and an ear on your surroundings.... Read More
6th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard North Carolina!

6th Annual Pumpkinfest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard North Carolina!

Join us for fantastic, artistic fun for all ages and enjoy beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, local musicians, food trucks, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and docent lead tours of the Silvermont historic mansion. Big news for 2021, the Friends of Silvermont Pumpkinteers have added a spectacular new “White Squirrel Circus” display to the 18 other lighted pumpkin displays including Butterfly Garden, Pirates Cove, Under the Sea, Witches Circle, and more. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Admission $5 cash. Parking onsite $5. Food and Drink for purchase- The BBQ Shed and Bill’s Boiler House Coffee Music- 6-9 pm Oct. 8- Byrd and Crows Oct. 9- McIntosh and the LionHearts Oct. 15- Big Eyed Rabbit Oct. 16- The Outside Dogs Oct. 22-23- Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp Oct. 29- Two Step Too October 30  Bill and the Bad Czechs  (5-9) Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Park in Brevard, NC: https://www.facebook.com/pumpkinpatchrevenge/ Silvermont Park:... Read More