Best Swimming Holes & More in the NC Mountains

Silver Run Falls located in Cashiers, NC

Best Swimming Holes & More in the NC Mountains

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.

What’s New in the NC Mountains

What’s New in the NC Mountains

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.

Easy Hikes and More in Jackson County, NC

Family hiking at Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Easy Hikes and More in Jackson County, NC

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.

8 Great Picnic Spots in the NC Mountains

Picnic at Waterrock Knob

8 Great Picnic Spots in the NC Mountains

Great food, great views, and warm weather go together so well! In the NC Mountains of Jackson County, many of our delicious non-chain restaurants offer numerous takeout options for you to enjoy while soaking up the best of the warm spring mountain air. In our towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva (about an hour west of Asheville), you’ll find the best picnic spots to break out the picnic basket and enjoy quality time with friends and family. Check out ‘8 Great Picnic Spots’ to enjoy in the NC Mountains.