Brevard Family Friendly Adventures

Coontree Picnic Area Brevard

Swim At Coontree Picnic Area (Brevard)

Coontree Picnic Area & Swimming Hole: One of Brevard’s best swimming holes and a great place to stop for a picnic in Pisgah National Forest is found at the Coontree Recreation Area in Pisgah National Forest, located just outside of Brevard on US 276. While there are a lot of...

River & Paddling Adventures

The Waterfalls of DuPont

The Waterfalls of DuPont (Cedar Rock): When it comes to outdoor recreation in the Brevard area, there are few things more enticing than going to explore one of the many beautiful waterfalls found in the region. In fact, there are few places anywhere with more amazing waterfalls in close...

Pisgah Forest River Tubing

Pisgah Forest River Tubing

When thinking of the lazy days of summer, who can resist bobbing down the river on an inner tube? The Brevard area has a couple of great options for some floatin’ fun either on the French Broad River with a trip through Headwater Outfitters or on the Davidson River with rental tubes...

Sliding Rock in Brevard

Sliding Rock in Brevard

Sliding Rock in Brevard is an incredible adventure that is consistently ranked as one of the best swimming holes in the U.S. and, as a result, draws big crowds during summer months. We can’t blame them though, as the sloping waterfall creates a natural waterslide that is a lot...

High Falls DuPont

North Carolina Waterfalls Guide

The mountains of North Carolina are blessed with an abundance of water and, in turn, a high concentration of beautiful waterfalls. With around 500 North Carolina waterfalls spread through the region, those in search of a tumbling cascade should certainly have no trouble finding one. But...

Dupont State Forest Family Adventures

Dupont State Forest Family Adventures

Dupont State Forest: In Transylvania County, the place known as the Land of Waterfalls thanks to its high concentration of beautiful waterfalls, few places are as spectacular as DuPont State Forest. Few places in North Carolina offer the opportunity to view towering waterfalls...

Moore Cove Falls

This hike is understandably one of the more popular in Pisgah. A short hike (just under 1.5 miles round trip) on a well-marked trail provides access to this 50′ waterfall. Suitable for young kids and less experienced hikers, the trail has some fun features like creeks and boulders...

Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site

Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site

Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site: The Cradle of Forestry in America is a 6,500 acre historic site within the Pisgah National Forest. Congress set the Cradle aside to commemorate the beginning of forest conservation in the United States. The Cradle of Forestry tells the story of...

Holmes Educational State Forest

Holmes Educational State Forest

A lesser known gem, Holmes Educational State Forest is located just over the Henderson County line from Transylvania County – about 2 minutes past the road to DuPont State Recreational Forest. This little 240 acre beauty is home to the “Talking Trees Trail” – a...

Sliding Rock Brevard

Sliding Rock Falls (Brevard)

Sliding Rock Falls | Brevard Waterfalls Guide: Sliding Rock Falls is one of western North Carolina’s most popular attractions. The 60-foot-long Sliding Rock Falls in Pisgah National Forest draws thousands of visitors each week to take a trip down the smooth rock slide on Looking...

Looking Glass Falls | Brevard Waterfalls Guide

Looking Glass Falls | Brevard Waterfalls Guide: One of the most popular and highly visited waterfalls in North Carolina, Looking Glass Falls, which takes its name from nearby Looking Glass Rock, is a 60 foot tall cascade located only a few hundred feet from U.S. 276. Looking Glass Falls...

Moore Cove Falls Hike

Moore Cove Falls | Brevard Waterfalls Guide

Moore Cove Falls | Brevard Waterfalls Guide: This hike is understandably one of the more popular in Pisgah. A short hike (just under 1.5 miles round trip) on a well-marked trail provides access to this 50-foot waterfall. Suitable for young kids and less experienced hikers, the trail has...

Brevard College Disc Golf

Established in 2002, this 18 hole course offers disc golfers a beautiful setting among its wide open and long holes. The course features great views of the surrounding mountains, including nearby Cedar Rock and Looking Glass Rock in Pisgah National Forest. Because of the wide-open...

Davidson River Campground

Davidson River Campground | Brevard

Davidson River Campground | Brevard: Davidson River Recreation Area offers camping and outdoor activities for the whole family. The campground boasts several loops of shaded campsites, as well as access to hiking trails, fishing spots, waterfalls and several nearby attractions within...