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Blue Ridge Parkway

After traveling roughly 15 miles along U.S. 276 in Transylvania County in Pisgah National Forest, one reaches the Blue Ridge Parkway, “America’s Favorite Drive.” Of the 469 miles that make up...

 

Pisgah National Forest

In many ways, the Pisgah National Forest is the jewel in the crown of Transylvania County. The variety of experiences it offers guarantee a lifetime of memories. From the natural beauty of Looking...

 

Canoeing and Kayaking

From humble beginnings, the French Broad River begins its journey toward the Gulf of Mexico, cutting through deep gorges rimmed by centuries-old hemlocks, meandering through cow pastures and tumbling...

 

Golfing in Transylvania

Even if your golf round often turns into a good walk spoiled, golfing in the area has several courses to choose from. The Connestee Falls Golf Course is located in the gated community on U.S. 276...

 

Rock Climbing in Transylvania

The exciting and challenging sport of rock climbing is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports in the Land of Waterfalls — and for good reason. Transylvania County is renowned for its specta...

 

Bouldering In Transylvania County

“The climbing in Transylvania County is incredible,” said Phil Hoffman, owner of Looking Glass Outfitters. “It’s one of the area’s most under-appreciated resources. “From the bouldering...

 

White Squirrels in Transylvania

To some, the white squirrel is synonymous with the Yeti, Big Foot or the Loch Ness Monster. But a walk around Brevard’s leafy neighborhoods will erase that notion. White squirrels are thriving in...

 

Hiking in Transylvania

What’s relatively cheap, good for you and the perfect activity to enjoy in Transylvania County? Hiking! Pisgah National Forest has more than 400 miles of trails. The Pisgah Ranger District in the...

 

Horseback Riding in Transylvania

Make no mistake, western North Carolina is home to a dedicated group of horse enthusiasts who like nothing more than to saddle up and explore the county on horseback. In Pisgah National Forest, there...

 

Cycling in Transylvania County

Transylvania County’s mountainous roads and temperate climate are strong draws for professional and amateur bike riders. Throughout the year, cyclists can be seen traveling Transylvania County’s...

 

Transylvania Is On The "Bucket List" for Many Bikers

For those who like to mountain bike or cycle, Transylvania County should be on their “bucket list,” said Julia Tellman. The 22-year-old former Brevard High School and Brevard College student has...

 

Camping in Transylvania County

For the Nobel family from Lake Waccamaw, near Wilmington, N.C., coming to camp in Pisgah National Forest has been a tradition since the mid-1970s. Linda Nobel said her father got her children...

 

Paddling the French Broad River

After a long week of meetings and events, Tammy Hopkins, the Transylvania Community Arts Council’s executive director, loves to spend the weekend paddling the French Broad River. “My friends and...

 

Fishing in Transylvania

Transylvania County is a fisherman’s and fisherwoman’s paradise. It has nearly 500 miles of coldwater creeks, streams and rivers offering everything from tiny brook trout streams to broad riffles...

 

Bob Camenzind is Hooked on Fishing

With the exception of a few months spent in Henderson County as a baby, retired accountant and entrepreneur Bob Camenzind has lived here all his life. Now in his mid-50s, he’s seen many changes...

 

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