Carl Sandburg’s Connemara - National Park. Walk trails on 264 acres, tour house, visit barn and goat herd.Check their schedule for performances of Carl Sandburg’s wonderful Rutabaga Stories.
Flat Rock Playhouse - One of the top 10 summer theaters in the nation, open from June through December.
Blue Ridge Parkway - Just north of Hendersonville, a beautiful drive through the mountains in any season.
Lake Lure - One of the 10 most spectacular man made lakes in the south with 27 miles of shoreline and 1,500 acres of crystal clear water.
Biltmore Estate - An absolute must see! Tour the 250 room house, drive through the 12,000 beautifully groomed acres, visit the winery, grab a sandwich or dine at one of the restaurants, take in the dairy barn, the greenhouses, and so much more.
Brevard Music Center - A campus for serious music students to study over the summer with distinguished musicians with an intense performance schedule during June - August.
NC Arboretum - Located in Asheville. Miles of hiking and biking trails, state-of-the-art greenhouse, educational opportunities, 426 acre facility open daily, except Christmas.
DuPont State Park - Eighty miles of hiking, biking & horseback trails. Registered NC Game Lands open to the general public. Beautiful waterfalls and forest, a must for outdoor enthusiasts.
Horseback Riding - You can watch a steeplechase or take a ride in the woods or mountains.
Chimney Rock - Will take your breath away. Climb to top or take 26 story elevator. Trails too!
Jump Off Rock - A pleasant trip to learn about a Native American legend.
Golf - From 9 to 18 hole courses or driving ranges, our climate provides four seasons of ideal conditions for golfers.
Boating - Kayak/Canoe/Tube the Nantahala, French Broad or Green Rivers.
Fish - Fishing opportunities are plentiful, on your own or with a professional guide.
Pisgah National Forest - The Cradle of Forestry, Pink Beds, Wildlife Education Center and Fish Hatchery, Shining Rock Wilderness, Sliding Rock, and so much more.
Hiking and Biking - Hiking trails are unlimited, including DuPont State Forest, Pisgah Forest, Connemara, Appalachian Trail. Biking events and routes are available.
Apple Orchards - During season you can pick yourself or buy at the orchards, learn everything about apples, join in Hendersonville’s Apple Festival fun.