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Cedar Mountain News

Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser Due to the inclement weather, our spaghetti supper drive-thru fundraiser wasn't as well attended as we hoped. We want to thank everyone who braved the... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

Henderson Paddles Horsepasture By Packraft

Within a county known as the "Land of Waterfalls," Gorges State Park might contain the highest concentration of cascades within any of our region's public land units. Transylvania... — Updated 10/12/2020

 

Fall Color Pops In The Treetops, On Forest Floor – Transylvania County, NC

The fall colors are starting to pop along the Blue Ridge Parkway and the floor of Pisgah National Forest has its own beautiful sights to discover. (Times photos by Sean Trapp and... — Updated 10/12/2020

 

Lookout Once Played A Vital Role In Protecting Surrounding Forests

Fire towers once dotted much of North Carolina's landscape. Strategically located, these towers and the men and women who staffed them were the front line of defense in the... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Commissioner Candidates Square Off – Transylvania County, NC

Seven candidates seeking three seats on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners went head to head last Thursday night during the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

FIND Outdoors And Friends Of The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Begins New Project On Blue Ridge Parkway

FIND Outdoors, a 48-year-old nonprofit based in Pisgah Forest, is partnering with Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) to encourage the public to explore this resource that showcases the best of North Carolina from the... — Updated 9/10/2020

 

Bringing The History Of The Pisgah Inn To Life

George Weston was raised in Buncombe County and served as Biltmore Estate's superintendent of farms in the late 1800s and early 1900s before moving to New York for several years.... — Updated 8/24/2020

 

Joel Bond Stevenson

Joel Bond Stevenson died July 16, 2020, in Brevard. He was born April 16, 1942, to Mary (Wilson) Stevenson and J.J. Stevenson in Asheville. He attended Brevard College and Western... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

Fundraiser Sets Picnic Tables For Summer Event

During July, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is celebrating National Picnic Month with a new twist on a great summer tradition, with the Picnic for the Parkway event. Fans of the... — Updated 6/29/2020

 

The French Broad - A Source Of Endless Adventures

Transylvania County is no stranger to outdoor adventure recreation. Amongst Pisgah's high peaks, hidden rivulets within Headwaters State Forest, waterfalls of Gorges State Park,... — Updated 6/22/2020

 

Cedar Mountain News

Cancellations •Due to Covid-19 concerns the Janie and Solomon Jones family reunion scheduled for July 4 has been cancelled. •Faith Chapel trustees have decided that the chapel w... — Updated 6/18/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

Flame Azalea And Mountain Laurel

An otherwise ordinary walk in the woods can turn magical when one keeps an eye out for beauty. Throughout the summer, shrubs and wildflowers provide a changing landscape of blooms... — Updated 6/15/2020

 

Parkway Increases Access To Recreational Areas

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Blue Ridge Parkway is increasing recreational access at many park picnic areas and... — Updated 6/15/2020

 

Parkway Study Finds 14.9 Million Visitors Spent $1.1 Billion-Brevard NC

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 14.9 million visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2019 spent $1.1 billion in communities near the park. That spending supported 16,341 jobs in the local area and had a... — Updated 6/15/2020

 

Blue Ridge Parkway Increases Recreational Access To Additional Areas In N.C. and Va.

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Blue Ridge Parkway is increasing recreational access at many park picnic areas and... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

Pisgah Inn Makes Changes In The Age Of COVID-19-Brevard NC

Sitting high atop the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Pisgah Inn is a staple of seasonal business, drawing huge crowds of locals and tourists alike who come to dine in the spacious dining room that overlooks the majestic mountains. But... — Updated 5/25/2020

 

Blue Ridge Parkway To Reopen From Milepost 0 to 13

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Blue Ridge Parkway is increasing recreational access. The National Park Service (NPS) is... — Updated 5/22/2020

 

See Off News

Last Wednesday, many See Off neighbors were joined by other concerned citizens to gather at the bottom of Becky Mountain to hear more information regarding an investigation into... — Updated 5/20/2020

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report: May 18, 2020

Closures •All roadside campsites and group campgrounds remain closed in Pisgah as of May 18. •Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock, Coon Tree picnic area, the Cradle of Forestry, Lake Powhatan picnic and swim area, Sycamore... — Updated 5/18/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

First Phase Of Reopening Pisgah National Forest Getting Underway-Brevard NC

Pisgah National Forest has released a new forest order, opening several of the trails and roads that were closed in the previous forest order signed on April 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Camping is still prohibited in the... — Updated 5/15/2020

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

Closures •Gorges State Park is still closed, but plans to reopen park trails and restrooms on May 13. •DuPont State Recreational Forest is still closed to the public, and officials are working on a plan to reopen. •Ivestor... — Updated 5/12/2020

 

Access Increased To Parkway's Recreational Opportunities

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Blue Ridge Parkway officials are increasing recreational access to sections of the motor... — Updated 5/11/2020

 

Portions Of Blue Ridge Parkway Reopening

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Blue Ridge Parkway officials are... — Updated 5/8/2020

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

Closures •Ivestor Gap, Daniel Ridge Loop, Looking Glass Rock, Slick Rock Falls, Cat Gap, North Face, the Art Loeb (Davidson River to Joel Branch FSR 5002 and Black Balsam Road FSR 816 to Camp Daniel Boone, Moore Cove, Campground... — Updated 4/20/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

How Are You Enjoying The Outdoors Lately?

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Gorges State Park, sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the areas of Pisgah National Forest mentioned in the trail report below and camping in... — Updated 4/20/2020

 

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