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State Closes DuPont State Recreational Forest

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep... — Updated 3/24/2020 Full story


Commissioners Want Public Lands In County Closed-Brevard NC

During their regular meeting Monday tonight, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to send a letter to the state and federal governments, asking them to close Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Recreational Forest... — Updated 3/24/2020 Full story

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Officials Watch As Crowds Return To Public Lands -Brevard NC

"We're so excited that things are opening back up," said Carol Doherty, a Pisgah Forest resident, Saturday before her bike ride with friend Bonnie Cauthon at the Pisgah Center for... — Updated 5/19/2020


Phased Reopening Of DuPont State Recreational Forest Begins Thursday-Brevard NC

DuPont State Recreational Forest and neighboring Holmes Educational State Forest began a phased reopening Thursday, according to the N.C. Forest Service. DuPont State Recreational... — Updated 5/15/2020

 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

Gorges To Open Wednesday, But DuPont Remains Closed-Brevard NC

Gorges State Park will reopen Wednesday after 28 other state parks re-opened partially Saturday. DuPont State Recreational Forest, however, remains closed. Increased access... — Updated 5/13/2020


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


UPDATED: State Parks To Reopen Saturday, DuPont Forest To Remain Closed

Following guidance from the Governor's office and the Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina's state parks will increase recreational access and services beginning... — Updated 5/8/2020 Full story


Subways Move Essential Workers

In answer to Mr. Grodnik’s question on why someone can ride on a subway in New York but he cannot take a walk in DuPont Forest, I offer this up: The subways and busses in New York are responsible for moving first-line responders... — Updated 5/4/2020


Resolution Closing Lodging Facilities Set To Expire-Brevard NC

Today, the March 31 resolution that closed the majority of lodging facilities, including campgrounds and direct-reservation facilities, such as AirBnb and VRBO, in the county will expire, allowing these businesses to again receive... — Updated 4/29/2020

 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


Cedar Mountain News

Blood Drive A blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at the Cedar Mountain Fire Department. Special arrangements have been made for donor... — Updated 4/8/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Closures At Area Public Lands Being Monitored -Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service has temporarily shut down areas in the Pisgah National Forest, while officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) and Gorges State Park are dealing... — Updated 4/6/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Official: Now Is Not The Time To Be Out And About - Brevard NC

Visitor numbers in the state and national forests resembled that of peak summer over the weekend, but Transylvania Public Health Director Elaine Russell said unequivocally that if people continue to ignore the calls for social... — Updated 3/25/2020


NEW, UPDATED: Virus Leads To Cancellations, Closures -Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/19/2020 Full story


Closures & Cancellations

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/19/2020 Full story

 By Alex Perri    News

Riverkeeper Touts Benefits Of Maintaining French Broad's Health – Transylvania County, NC

MountainTrue’s Hartwell Carson and Gray Jernigan say the French Broad Riverkeeper program has helped to contribute to more recreation on the French Broad River, which, in turn, generates more interest in river water quality.... — Updated 2/26/2020


DuPont Single-Track Trails Remain Closed

As of Monday morning, all single-track trails in DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) are still closed. In response to predicted rain combined with freeze-thaw temperatures expected over the next several days, officials at DSRF... — Updated 1/27/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

TNRC Approves Resolution Supporting Ecusta Trail – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently voted on a resolution supporting the concept of the Ecusta Hike/Bike Trail, as well as to elect Stephanie Adams as the... — Updated 1/20/2020


Stories From 2019 Featured In Review – Brevard, NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2019. JANUARY •Over the Jan. 12-13 weekend, the partial government... — Updated 12/31/2019


Woodward: Sediment The Top Pollutant – Transylvania County, NC

Sediment is the number one pollutant in North Carolina, according to Mitch Woodward from the N.C. Cooperative Extension. Woodward recently gave a presentation, “Small Scale Solutions to Protect Water Quality,” at a recent... — Updated 12/23/2019


A Nighttime Walk To Hooker Falls To Celebrate The Winter Solstice

To celebrate the winter solstice – the longest night of the year – a nighttime walk to Hooker Falls will be hosted by Conserving Carolina at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Meet at the Hooker Fal... — Updated 12/18/2019


Local Guide Highlights The Joys Of Winter Hiking

When's the last time you experienced the magic of the forest in the winter? For me it was last year. Right now, I'm full of anticipation and excitement about the amazing things the... — Updated 12/2/2019


Kids In Camp Possible Thanks To Donations – Transylvania County, NC

In 2019, thanks to generous donations from local supporters, Kids in Camp (KIC) was able to provide one-to-three weeks of overnight summer camp to 42 Transylvania County children,... — Updated 11/25/2019


Mountain Sun Launches The Natural Play Project

Backpacking trips, bird banding, paddling 28 miles on the French Broad River, learning primitive skills, and spending a night in a tent: these are some of the things Mountain Sun... — Updated 11/11/2019


Muddy Sneakers To Host Mountainfilm Tour Nov. 23

This fall, Muddy Sneakers will host Asheville's only screening of Mountainfilm on Tour Saturday, Nov. 23, at The Orange Peel in Asheville. The evening will feature a selection of... — Updated 11/4/2019


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