State Forest The forest encompasses 10,000 acres of
hiking and mountain biking trails with over 90 miles of marked trails.
Located in Henderson and Transylvania counties. The forest is open to the
public for hiking, mountain biking, fishing (with a NC wild trout fishing
license) and horseback riding (provide your own horse). Take trails to
view some of the prettiest waterfalls in North Carolina including Hooker
Falls, High Falls, Triple Falls & Bridle Veil Falls. Located
within 4 miles of the Black Forest.
Mountain Biking An informative guide to some of
the best mountain biking trails in Western North Carolina including the
Dupont State Forest and the Pisgah National Forest.
Advenure Guides is a full-service outdoor guide company owned
and operated by former Camp Chosatonga Program Director Richard Dulworth.
Whitewater rafting on the French Broad River as well as guided hikes and
climbing trips for all experience levels and families.
Offers guides to take you to some of the best trout streams in the
Southeast. They have equipment necessary to make your fly fishing
adventure a success as well as memorable. They also offer destination
travel packages and information.
Corn MAiZE Take the challenge and conquer
the 'Corn Maize' on 6 acres of farmland. Visit this web page to
take a look at what you might see when coming to challenge the puzzling
labyrinth....by daylight or moonlight. Great family fun. Wear walking
shoes. Open July 5 until Oct.31, 2002. Special Halloween Haunted Trail,
Oct. 25-31. Admission charged.
Music Center A premier summer music
festival and comprehensive music center, Brevard Music Center provides
intensive study for high school, college, and pre-professional musicians
ages 14 and older, and offers a full range of concerts and operas with
renowned artists. See 2002 performance calendar, ticket information, Box
Office hours, directions and much more.
Rock Park This 1000 acre, privately owned park
offers hiking trails, waterfalls, gift shop, special programs, rock
climbing demonstrations, guided bird walks and more. You can purchase
discounted tickets at the Black Forest Campground.
Chamber of Commerce A
complete guide to the Brevard/Transylvania County's 250 waterfalls,
thousands of miles of laurel-lined trails and roads, outdoor adventures,
first rate entertainment, and distinctive dining and shopping are just
some of the things we invite you to explore in our charming mountain
County Tourism & Development Association Find
out what there is to do in the Brevard area other than just waterfalls.
You will find information on concerts, events, street dances and more.
Head State Park is an excellent park for nature enthusiasts and
photographers. At 3,266 feet above sea level, Caesars Head provides a
panoramic view of nearby valleys. Raven Cliff Falls, situated along one of
the park's many hiking trails, is one of the highest waterfalls in the
eastern United States. Located 3 miles from the Black Forest.
of Forestry Birthplace
of the Forestry System in the US. The Cradle of Forestry is a 6,500 acre
forest with an outdoor activities center that includes two guided trails
which lead you back in time to see seven historical buildings, a 1915
Climax logging locomotive, interactive exhibits and an old sawmill.
Special activities are planned throughout many summer weekends.
National Forest 501,691 acres stretch across the eastern edge
of Western North Carolina's mountains. The Forest offers hiking trails,
fishing, picnic sites, and spectacular waterfalls. Some of Pisgah National
Forest's attractions include Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock, Pisgah
Forest State Fish Hatchery, Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and The
Cradle of Forestry.
Center for Wildlife Education attractions
include: an 80 seat auditorium, aquariums, an instructional video, hands
on exhibits, garden display, children's programs, special events, group
programs, viewing and feeding of hatchery trout and a gift store. The
Center is open to the public daily, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m., except
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. (Outdoor exhibits
close at 4:30 p.m.). FREE admission
Nature Center was developed to educate the public about the
natural history and ecology of the Southern Appalachians. The Nature
Center includes a "hands on" nature lab and an educational farm
with a petting area, predator habitat, nature trail and an otter habitat.
Children are invited to touch a corn snake, hold a turtle, or feel
Educational State Forest Offers a series of well-marked trails
accented by exhibits & displays depicting the ecology of a managed
forest. Visit the "Talking Trees". Picnic sites with tables and
grills & a spacious picnic shelter are available at the Forest. Open
Tuesday-Sunday from mid-March to late November.
North Carolina Arboretum is a member of the University of North
Carolina System and spans 426 acres. The Arboretum serves as a regional
and international resource for education and conservation, and offers
classes, workshops and nature walks for all ages. There is much to
discover when you explore the Arboretum's many trails and state-of-the-art
North Carolina Air Museum displays flight manuals and engines
from historic aircraft as well as more modern reciprocating and jet
engines, photographs of historic airplanes and pilots, and models of
Sandburg Home This American poet and
historian author spent the final 22 years of his long and productive life
at his estate, Connemara, in Flat Rock, NC. Built in 1838, this National
Historic Site offers a keen insight on Mr. Sandburg and his family on
their 240 acre working farm. The site also houses his collection of 10,000
books, notes and papers. There are hiking trails and a functional goat
barn. Admission is charged to view the house.
Rock Playhouse: The State
Theatre of North Carolina features comedy, musicals and American classic
performances throughout the summer. The Playhouse is open from late-May
through mid-October presenting matinees and evening performances Wednesday
A family owned canoeing, kayaking, and tubing livery which is located in
Rosman NC, between Brevard and Cashiers. A unique way to explore part of
the mountains! Closest river experience to the Black Forest.
Offers a variety of trips for all ages and abilities. Canoe, raft or kayak
along the quiet, scenic French Broad River through the Biltmore Estate
property. Great for the whole family.
Outdoors is a full-service outdoor supply company offering a
wide variety of outdoor merchandise; bike sales, frame sets & bike
rentals, camping & hiking gear, and clothing apparel that will make
your outdoor experience a pleasure. A full-service bike shop is ready to
assist you with any mechanical problems you may encounter.
Gravity Skatepark Bring
your skateboard, blades or BMX bikes and challenge yourself to this
championship grade indoor park. Located in Brevard, this new indoor
Skatepark offers ramps to challenge even the best. Also visit their snack
bar and retail shop.