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Dupont State Forest
Some of the best hiking and biking trails in the area. Check out Triple Falls where the Hunger Games and several other movies were filmed.
Located in the Pisgah National Forest, John Rock is a really great hike (moderate to advanced) and the reward is the amazing view of the valley and the surrounding mountains from the top.
Pisgah National Forest
This forest features many hiking and biking trails, waterfalls and picnic areas. If you're feeling adventurous, try going down Sliding Rock, the Forest's natural water slide.
The Bike Farm
Caters to cyclists providing information on everything a visiting cyclist needs to know to make the best of their adventure.
Turkey Pen Gap
Here you can find hiking and biking trails, some for more advanced enthusiasts.
Saddle Up Trail Rides
Great horseback riding trails and adventures.
Bent Creek River Park
This location has hiking and biking trails from the novice to the advanced level.
Navitat Canopy Adventures
Some of the best fully-guided zipline canopy tours in the area which are tree to tree.
Enjoy the zipline canopy adventure in nearby Saluda.
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Check this out for whitewater rafting, ziplining and more.
Hike or take an elevator to the top to see spectacular views of the surrounding area.
Appalachian Underground Caving
Just across the border of Tennessee, the Carter Saltpeter Cave awaits your more curious side. Explore the underground cave and become a kid again.
Transylvania County Waterfalls
Enjoy visiting the Land of the Waterfalls in Transylvania County.
Green River Adventures
Enjoy all the thrills Green River has to offer.
Biltmore Estates and Winery
This popular attraction boasts the largest private home in America. It was built by George Vanderbilt and is an 8000 acre estate with tours, hiking, shopping, horseback riding and more.
Etowah Valley Golf Club and Lodge
This public golf course is very close to Base Camp.
This newly opened outlet mall has a host of great stores for shopping.
Asheville Bee Charmer
THE place to get pure, raw local honey and other honey from around the world. A must visit location complete with honey tasting bar!
North Carolina Arboretum
With 434 acres of public gardens, featuring an awesome bonsai collection, the NC Arboretum offers hiking and biking trails from the novice to the expert and is dog friendly, as well.
Carl Sandburg National Historic Site
As part of the National Park system, the Carl Sandburg Home offers a glimpse into one of America's favorite poet's life and home. See the working goat farm and hike the nearly five miles of trails.
For you baseball enthusiasts, historic McCormick Field is the oldest minor league park in the country still in use. It was also one of the fields used in the movie Bull Durham and serves as the home of the Minor League team, the Asheville Tourists.
Asheville Outdoor Center
Paddle, bike, tube, mine... Take your pick. They have it all.
Western North Carolina Nature Center
Come explore the many species of animals and plants native to the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The closest "zoo" in the area.
Hendersonville Travel and Tourism
Explore all Hendersonville has to offer.
Hands On! A Child's Gallery
A children's museum that provides children and families with hands-on educational experiences.
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
This is a MUST if you are a chocolate lover. Local crafted chocolates and chocolate confections from around the world can be enjoyed in this very popular local stop.
This restaurant, located near the Biltmore Estate, offers excellent dining in a nice atmosphere.
Tupelo Honey Cafe
This restaurant features 2 locations in Asheville. The original is in downtown Asheville, but the South location is closer to Base Camp. The menu is an eclectic southern-inspired flair. Sweet potato pancakes are a favorite for brunch.
White Duck Taco Shop
This is a favorite! The tacos come in a wide variety, like Bangkok shrimp or Korean beef. The watermelon Sangria is also a must!
This restaurant's exterior may fool you, but this is some of the best food around!
This restaurant, located at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, is a great restaurant with a wide variety of fare.
J-Bob's Smokin' Pit
This local restaurant is very close to Base Camp. Check out the Underground Sky Bar downstairs.
Blue Ridge Pizza Company
Locals love this restaurant just around the corner from Base Camp with its pizzas, sandwiches, calzones, and more. It's a great place to watch the sunset after a long adventurous day!
West First Wood-Fired
This restaurant, located in downtown Hendersonville, has artisanal pizzas, entrees and salads. The huge mosaic-covered brick pizza oven is a beautiful addition to the ambiance.
In downtown Hendersonville, this restaurant has great ice creams and chocolate treats.
This sushi and Japanese restaurant also has an outdoor seating area, great for taking your pet.
Dolly's Dairy Bar and Gift Shop
You must stop by Dolly's when leaving your Pisgah National Forest adventures. Featuring milkshakes, sundaes and homemade ice cream in a variety of creative flavors, sit in a rocking chair and relax.
Brevard locals love this cozy Italian restaurant. Visit this location for a great Sunday brunch.
Great mountain views from their restaurant.
Oskar Blues Brewery
This popular brewpub located in Brevard has craft beers on tap, local music, casual dining and a gift shop.
Southern Appalachian Brewery
This is a laid back local brewery with a casual setting which serves craft beer. There is outdoor seating and food is available by food trucks.
Wicked Weed Brewing
Since Asheville is also known as "Beer City USA", stop at this hip location for great local beer and a tasting room.
This very casual bar is located right on the French Broad River and is known for its craft beers, live music and great outdoor seating.
A brewery, a restaurant, an oasis at the end of a busy day exploring.
The Poe House
Located below West First Restaurant, this wine and beer bar is a nice stop.
Great vibe and craft beer.