Do you feel the crisp fall air approaching? As the leaves change colors, the best time to hike is upon us. To help you take on the trail this fall, we’ve created a list of the best fall hikes in the Smokies. 2020 has been difficult for all of us and a fall getaway to the NC Mountains will help take your mind off it, and hit the reset button.
Fall is here and it’s time to start planning your trip to the NC Mountains. Check out our Fall Adventure Itinerary for the best views, hikes, and flavors of fall.
Enjoy the best of the Blue Ridge Mountains and make a positive impact before you leave. Learn how to make the most out of your trip and give back when you Leave No Trace in Jackson County, NC.
With breathtaking views of the constellations and sky above, stargazing in the North Carolina Mountains truly is out of this world! Due to its remote location about an hour west of Asheville, Jackson County has no pollution, meaning the fullness of a dark sky night is on display year-round.
Located about an hour west of Asheville, Jackson County’s mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva are your basecamp for regional adventure. From secret lakeside waterfalls only accessible by boat to endless miles of hiking in pristine National Forests, your next chapter of adventure awaits. Explore these top 12 hidden gems on your next mountain adventure.
Our towns stay much cooler in the summer and are scenically nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. During the day, take advantage of our many natural swimming holes or lakes for a refreshing dip. In the evenings, temperatures can drop into the low 60’s, providing plenty of mosquito-free nights. In some of the highest elevations along the Blue Ridge Parkway, you can find blueberries along the hillsides and some of the best long-range mountain views in the country alongside these pleasant temperatures.
Summer is here and the days are long providing ample time to make new memories in the North Carolina Mountains. Located about an hour west of Asheville, our mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva have welcomed several new experiences, businesses, and lodging options to enjoy on your next visit. From the revival of signature events like Greening Up the Mountains to the addition of a new Beer Treks brewery tour, you’ll have plenty of activities to choose from. Escape the heat and crowds of the city and head to the crisp, clean, and cool mountain air of western North Carolina.
The Best Lakes in the NC Mountains are in Jackson County! Check out hidden gems like Lake Glenville, Wolf Creek Lake, Balsam Lake, and more.
Summer is less than a month away, and now is the perfect time to start planning your escape from the hot, crowded city to the cool, spacious mountains. Located about an hour west of Asheville, our mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva offer an authentic laidback Appalachian experience.
Our towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva (about an hour west of downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Estate) have trails and activities for all skill levels – ranging from less strenuous to more adventurous. We’ve also got accessible trails and waterfalls for people with mixed mobility needs. Enjoy the mountains at your own pace as you reset and recharge in one of the most beautiful places in the country.