Trees

Trees
Oct 2019
The most popular of holiday evergreens, the Fraser Fir is also officially endangered

Oct 2019
Get into the spirit with six Hallmark-worthy small-town celebrations

Oct 2019
In a quest to hold onto his twins’ childhood innocence, a father attempts the most cheerful family intervention of all—complete with elves, trees, trimmings, and a glut of hot cocoa—in a funny and heartwarming adventure played out in the Rockwellian hamlet of Highlands.

Aug 2019
The towers that once helped the mountains ward off blazes are finding new lives as hiking destinations

Aug 2019
25 fall foliage adventures that are big on color and light on crowds

Aug 2019
The Acornucopia Project’s nutty revolution

Aug 2019
Meet the spruce-fir moss spider, a mini tarantula that lives on mountaintops

Jun 2019
Through thick and thin, the Biltmore Forest School planted the seeds of modern forestry

Feb 2019
Long-time green thumb, author, and WNC resident Nan K. Chase offers a guide to gardening in the mountains

Feb 2019
Adam Laufer’s treetop retreats blend modern living with childlike wonder

Feb 2019
Volunteer paddlers strive to save hemlocks in the Green River Gorge

Aug 2018
Barry and Sandra Bearden’s sky-high Mountain Air retreat blends green construction with contemporary style

Aug 2018
Unleashing a beast, Marion hosts its first Bigfoot Fest

Jun 2018
Great hikes in Western North Carolina

Apr 2018
After decades of neglect, WNC’s most iconic river flows toward a promising future

Apr 2018
An Insider's Guide to Charleston's Lowcountry leisure

Feb 2018
Spring into the season with plant sales and garden events aplenty

Feb 2018
Two Henderson County brothers are rocking the plant world

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
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

Oct 2017
Not even Scrooge could resist the mountain area's festive offerings

Aug 2017
Holloway Meadow Loop

Jun 2017
Conductor Keith Lockhart inspires the next generation at Brevard Music Center

Jun 2017
For 10 years, Muddy Sneakers has shared the magic of outdoor learning

Jun 2017
Service Learning

Jun 2017
Parks & Rec

Apr 2017
Dive deep into the mountains’ greatest chasms

Apr 2017
Take a path that's right for you

Apr 2017
The Cardinal in Boone serves up summer refreshment

Feb 2017
How the famed landscaper became Vanderbilt’s visionary

Feb 2017
Even if you have no growing space of your own, you can plant community seeds with volunteer opportunities at public gardens and arboretums

Oct 2016
A fledging climber’s ascent of Looking Glass brings reverence for the iconic rock’s first summit, 50 years ago

Oct 2016
Distance: 2.5 miles round-trip, Difficulty: Easy to 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.

Oct 2016
A father-daughter team in Ashe County stretches maple syrup making to its southernmost limits

Aug 2016
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Jun 2016
Even a century later, the Great Flood of 1916’s watery depths haunt Western North Carolina

Feb 2016
5 Renovation Projects to Inspire your Next Home Makeover