Trails

Trails
Feb 2018
A new trail guide puts mountain flower hikes into lovely focus

Dec 2017
Asheville’s Shoji Spa & Lodge offers Japanese wellness without the frequent flyer miles

Dec 2017
Hiking to a summit, scanning the night sky for stars, or hunting for wild delicacies are activities best experienced in fall’s crisp temperatures, when crystal clear skies and showy foliage provide a breathtaking backdrop for a day’s chosen adventure

Dec 2017
In the summertime, warm waters, cool nights, and unfiltered sunshine coalesce in a bucolic, unfettered burst of beauty. And There’s no shortage of ways to enjoy it; work up a sweat or take a cool dip—there’s something for everyone in this sweet season

Dec 2017
When wildflowers dot the greening landscape and rushing rivers flow cold from snow melt, take in the beauty of springtime in the mountains with activities for the whole family

Dec 2017
Chill out with outdoor activities as well as indoor fun and games

Aug 2017
Canton’s former black high school will promote community once more, thanks to an effort by Gladys Knight and her husband, Canton native William McDowell

Aug 2017
Holloway Meadow Loop

Jun 2017
A new podcast tunes in to mountain music milestones

Jun 2017
Hit the road to five off-the-beaten-path historic sites that hold lessons aplenty

Apr 2017
Offering adventures for every member of the gang

Apr 2017
Dive deep into the mountains’ greatest chasms

Apr 2017
Take a path that's right for you

Apr 2017
Sycamore Cycles' Wes Dickinson dishes on the latest rides that are good to go

Apr 2017
Enter the Spin Zone with our insider's guide to cycling in Transylvania

Feb 2017
At Bullington Gardens in Hendersonville, horticultural therapy fosters growth in and out of the garden

Feb 2017
Great hiking routes in the town of Seven Devils

Feb 2017
Celebrate our anniversary with top 10 lists of local albums, books, fishing spots, movies, restaurants, and more

Dec 2016
A history of transportation in the mountains offers a good ride

Dec 2016
Distance - 4 miles round-trip, Difficulty - moderate

Oct 2016
Embark on a tour of six distinct wine-producing regions in WNC, and find out why each of our vineyards and wineries can boast of unique and notable fruits of the vine.

Jun 2016
Test your knowledge of WNC's nationally designated and protected areas under the National Park System.

Apr 2016
Make it a date with these pairings that offer adventure followed by dinner with a view

Apr 2016
After a century of state parks, Western North Carolina’s are more popular than ever

Apr 2016
An outdoors hub in Transylvania County picks up the pace

Apr 2016
Learn what drives 4 ultra-runners to go the distance

Feb 2016
The Tryon International Equestrian Center isn’t just horsing around

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Aug 2015
Throughout Western North Carolina sit dozens of public schools abandoned by time, consolidation, and changing demographics. In their heyday, they were community epicenters and veritable second homes for thousands of students. Today, some are boarded up, while others await imminent demolition and replacement by new state-of-the-art facilities. But there are also a handful of old schoolhouses tucked away in various corners of the mountains that have found new purpose as community centers, concert venues, historical beacons, and artists’ studios. Here’s a look at the past and present of eight of them.

Aug 2015
Throughout Western North Carolina sit dozens of public schools abandoned by time, consolidation, and changing demographics. In their heyday, they were community epicenters and veritable second homes for thousands of students. Today, some are boarded up, while others await imminent demolition and replacement by new state-of-the-art facilities. But there are also a handful of old schoolhouses tucked away in various corners of the mountains that have found new purpose as community centers, concert venues, historical beacons, and artists’ studios. Here’s a look at the past and present of eight of them.

Jul 2015
Distance: 1.6 miles round-trip Difficulty: Moderate

Apr 2015
Bike parts maker Cane Creek Cycling Components keeps manufacturing on track in the mountains

Apr 2015
Set out on footpaths that offer big exploration for small people

Apr 2015
Gear up and make a dash for West Virginia, where white-water thrills, world-class climbing and mountain biking, and a hip small-town outpost await in the New River Gorge

Mar 2015
Safeguard wild lands & trails

Mar 2015
Tryon International Equestrian Center readies for its first full season

Dec 2014
A reinvigorated search for Southern snow

Jun 2014
Sierra Nevada’s East Coast brewery overflows with craft beer and so much more