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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...

Explore Lake James

Explore Lake James: Large lakes with expansive mountain views are hard to come by in the Asheville area. However, just 40 miles east is the 6500 acre Lake James with 150 miles of shoreline and sweet views of the Black Mountain Range and the nearby Linville Gorge. Your best bet for...

French Broad River Paddling Asheville

French Broad River (Asheville)

French Broad River Family Fun: The French Broad River flows 219 miles starting in nearby Transylvania County northward through Asheville into Tennessee. Along the way the river provides some excellent recreational opportunities including whitewater rafting and more mellow floats and...

Asheville French Broad River Park

Wilma Dykeman Riverway (Asheville)

Wilma Dykeman Riverway: Bike, walk, or run the Wilma Dykeman Riverway – Carrier Park and the French Broad River Park (part of the Wilma Dykman RiverWay) on Amboy Road offer two miles of flat, paved greenway trails perfect for biking with younger children. Pedal by the French Broad...

Hike The Palmetto Trail

Awendaw Passage of the Palmetto Trail (Francis Marion National Forest): The Palmetto Trail, signature project of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, crosses the state from the mountains to the sea with the Awendaw Passage its coastal terminus. The 7 mile Awendaw Passage passes through...

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Explore A Low Country Swamp

Experience a Real Lowcountry Swamp (Harleyville): When most people think of the Lowcountry they think of beaches. That beach mentality often keeps folks from participating in an authentic and rewarding swamp experience. Located in Four Holes Swamp and off the beaten path, the Audubon...

Lake Moultrie

Bike Lake Moultrie

Biking Around Lake Moultrie (Lake Moultrie): For 26 miles, the Palmetto Trail skirts the banks of Lake Moultrie following a wide dike that’s often immediately along the shore. The packed dirt trail is flat which allows for a great family ride for all levels of riders. The final 3 miles at...

Best Asheville Family Adventures

Boone Family Adventures

Are you ready to take the family on an adventure they won’t soon forget? If so, check out a few of our picks for best family adventures in the Boone area. We’ve got everything from ziplining to nature hikes to picnics by a beautiful river. What more can you ask for?     Valle...

Hendersonville Adventure Guide

Hendersonville Adventures

10 Outdoor Adventures In Hendersonville Presented By   Jump Off Rock: For a fun and easy adventure close to town, we like Jump Off Rock: a scenic overlook that provides a panoramic view of rollingpastures and the distant mountain ranges of the Blue Ridge and Pisgah National Forest. There...

Best Family Friendly Adventures Boone Asheville Brevard

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 in such...

Best Family Friendly Adventures Boone Asheville Brevard

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...

Family Friendly Adventures Asheville Boone Brevard

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...

Best Family Friendly Adventures Boone Asheville Brevard

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...

Best Family Friendly Adventures Boone Asheville Brevard

Linville River Picnic Area

Linville River Picnic Area: If your idea of a relaxing afternoon involves grilling out beside a fast moving stream brimming with hungry trout, then the Linville River Picnic Area on the Blue Ridge Parkway is your spot. The area features a wide range of different grills at various...

Best Family Friendly Adventures Boone Asheville Brevard

Valle Crucis Community Park

Valle Crucis Community Park:  A 22 acre park just behind the landmark, nearly 130-year-old Mast General Store, is a family-friendly hotspot. There’s great birding in the park that includes a small wetland pond and gurgling stretch of the Watauga River. Take the easy, paved...

Smoky Mountain Adventure Center

Smoky Mountain Adventure Center

Smoky Mountain Adventure Center: Asheville’s newest climbing gym features a 34-foot high climbing wall that is the first permanent climbing wall in the up and coming River Arts District in Asheville and is the only lead climbing wall in Asheville. The new adventure center also...

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Sliding Rock Falls | Brevard Waterfalls Guide

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...

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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 an 80 foot tall cascade located only a few hundred feet from U.S. 276. Looking Glass Falls...

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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...

Paddling Adventures Asheville Brevard Bryson City Boone

French Broad River Canoe Camping

  Looking for a great way to spend some family time in the great outdoors or perhaps a quick weekend getaway? Try canoe camping on the French Broad River with Headwaters Outfitters. A canoe camping trip with Headwaters Outfitters on the scenic French Broad River is the perfect way to get...

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Brevard River Tubing

Brevard River Tubing: When thinking of the lazy days of summer, who can resist bobbing down the river on an inner tube? The Brevard area is perfect for some floatin’ fun. We recommend getting on the French Broad River with a trip through Headwater Outfitters. Headwaters Outfitters 2...