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Temporary Road Closures For Pisgah Ranger District – Pisgah National Forest

The Pisgah Ranger District has temporarily closed several roads due to weather and road conditions. The following Forest Service Roads (FSR) are temporarily closed until weather and road conditions improve: •Avery Creek FSR 477... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Jacob Myers    Outdoors

Lookout Tower Challenge Offers Great Winter Hiking

One of the fun parts of Winter is getting way up in the mountains and gazing down through all the leafless sections of forest that normally block views during the warm months. With... — Updated 1/11/2021


Ask Us: Blue Ridge Parkway

Does the Blue Ridge Parkway close for the winter? The Blue Ridge Parkway does not close on a set schedule every year. However, the parkway is often closed in the winter months due to winter weather and poor road conditions. A... — Updated 1/11/2021


Blue Ridge Parkway Former Superintendent Dies At 86

Former National Park Service Director Gary Everhardt passed away on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, following a battle with COVID-19 and just days after his beloved wife, Nancy, died on... — Updated 12/30/2020

 By Jacob Myers    Outdoors

Prescribed Burn At Sam Knob To Benefit Wildlife Habitat

Visitors on the Blue Ridge Parkway may have noticed a wall of haze and smoke in the Black Balsam area towards the end of November. This is not to raise concern, however. The fire... — Updated 12/14/2020


U.S. Forest Service Proposes Some Additional Access To Graveyard Fields

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced it is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) on a project that includes a proposal for additional access to the Graveyard... — Updated 11/25/2020


Dunn's Rock News

Making Lemonade Everyone is aware of the ways this global pandemic has had terrible consequences, but what about the ways our lives have changed that haven’t been all bad? When I... — Updated 11/11/2020


Map Focuses On Shining Rock & Middle Prong Wilderness Areas

Pisgah Map Company has been partnering with FIND Outdoors (formerly the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association – CFAIA) for the last year to create a new map for t... — Updated 11/9/2020


Quebec News

Quebec News Approaching the end of October and after amazing weather, we are beginning to see the real fall temperatures go down daily. Halloween will be in a few days and everyone is expecting it to be a different day as most of... — Updated 10/29/2020


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


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