LEAVE WINTER BEHIND IN BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA
Whether you’re a road cyclist from Toronto or a fly fisherman from Ottawa, there’s no better base camp for your next adventure than Brevard, North Carolina, also known as the “Land of Waterfalls.” Almost fifty percent of the land surrounding Brevard is publicly owned and protected, ensuring that you’ll enjoy some of the southeast U.S.’s most extraordinary landscapes in places like Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Recreational Forest and Gorges State Park.
Shifting gears: a deeply ingrained biking culture
Hundreds of cyclists from Canada and the Northeast flock to Brevard this time of year because of the moderate temperatures and terrific roads and trails. The Land of Waterfalls is an ideal location to jump start your early season training, whether you’re a road cyclist or a dedicated mountain biker.
Pick up a cycling magazine or eavesdrop on any conversation between serious bikers and you’ll hear Transylvania mentioned in the same breath as Whistler and Moab for its diversity of cycling opportunities. Pisgah and DuPont boast over 300 miles of epic singletrack, and hundreds more miles of fire roads while Transylvania County offers an endless variety of road cycling options.
Getting Hooked: fly fishing in Transylvania County
Our peaceful waterways and beautiful forests serve as an excellent backdrop to practice the art of fly fishing. Discover the awesome Davidson River, one of the Top 100 trout rivers in the U.S., along with the beautiful Little River and the East Fork of the French Broad. Several local outfitters offer private streams and solitude for those seeking their next trophy fish.
Transylvania County: the original “Splashville.”
The county’s unique geography allows for 250 magnificent cascades within a few miles of each other. In fact, few things in the natural world are as awe-inspiring as the sight of water pouring off the side of a high stone ledge and clamoring into a rocky pool beneath. Though your first inclination may be stand and marvel, you might not want to spend too much time at any one waterfall. Not when there are 249 others you’ll want to visit.
Choose a higher path.
Whether ascending the side of a mountain, winding through forest glades, or stepping down over mossy stones beside majestic falls, most of our grandest byways are engineered perfectly for two (or four) legged traffic. Transylvania County’s 1000+ miles of trails give hikers of all ages and skill levels the chance to take a turn on the road less traveled.
Get to the heart of it.
As if all of this outdoor adventure weren’t enough, an additional reward awaits your discovery at the end of the day. Downtown Brevard offers a fun, relaxed accompaniment to wilderness exploration and a whole new sort of adventure for any and all inclined to follow their senses through one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns.”
Discover an exciting new artist in one of Brevard’s cutting edge galleries. Sample a new IPA, pilsner or stout at one of our three celebrated local breweries: Oskar Blues, Brevard Brewing and Ecusta Brewing. And when the day is done, relax under the stars at Brevard Music Center or while dining al fresco at one of our celebrated farm-to-table restaurants.
A standing invitation to “Drink It In.”
The treasures of Transylvania County are enough to inspire a lifetime of discovery. All you need is a sense of adventure – and our free Adventure Guide and Waterfall map available here.
We also offer ample accommodations options, from quaint B&B’s to rustic lodges. Check here to find the perfect place to make your base camp. Request your free Adventure Guide and Waterfall map at visitwaterfalls.com or call (800) 648-4523.