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About Brevard & Transylvania County Area

Brevard is a storybook town surrounded by fabled forests – Pisgah, DuPont, Gorges – known for their waterfalls and white squirrels. Don’t miss this classic American small town. Visitors enjoy one-of-a-kind shops as they explore 10 art galleries, 16 animal sculptures, five murals, and a heritage museum. Brevard plays hosts to the 4th Friday Gallery Walks and is the starting point of the Scenic 276 South Fine Art and Craft Corridor, a 13-mile stretch of highway featuring art galleries, working and teaching studios, shops, and fresh local produce. In the summertime, be sure to take in a concert at the world renowned Brevard Music Center. If you are looking for history, then step back in time at the Cradle of Forestry, home of the first forestry school in America, which was started by Carl A. Schenck, an employee of George Vanderbilt whose famous 50-room house is now part of the Biltmore Estate.

Brevard is located in Transylvania County. The Blue Ridge Parkway winds around the top of Transylvania County and borders the Pisgah District of the Pisgah National Forest. Known as the “Land of Waterfalls,” this region is home to 250 scenic waterfalls.

Stories from Brevard & Transylvania County

August 26, 2020
The Blue Ridge Mountains are dotted with farms producing everything from Christmas trees to trout. Fruit, flowers, herbs, jams, jellies, pies, wreaths and other crafts are all produced right here in the mountains.
May 15, 2020
Enjoy the waterfalls scattered throughout Transylvania County, NC both along the road and along the trail!
May 15, 2020
Enjoy waterfalls and cascades throughout Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
April 17, 2020
Whether you are enjoying the entire Blue Ridge Parkway or just visiting regions in North Carolina or Tennessee, there are many ways to enjoy nature and the outdoors, even in the lodging opportunities available along the route.
December 28, 2019
Visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway for the holidays (or lucky enough to be a local) and looking for unique ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020? We’ve got your guide to some of the best kept secrets for seeing out 2019 and celebrating the start of 2020. Roar into the twenties where ever you are along the Blue Ridge Mountains with one of these fun New Years celebrations.
March 22, 2019
As the weather warms, spring fever leads many of us outside and to planning some trips. Whether an impromptu weekend getaway or looking ahead to what's happening later this season, there's no shortage of fun activities in the regions near the Parkway in spring. Read on for our break down of what's going on this season in each region of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
November 18, 2018
Spending the holidays in the Blue Ridge Mountains brings to mind cozy fireside nights under homespun quilts, a brisk family hike to find the perfect Christmas tree on the farm, and the very the best slopes for skiing and sledding. We’ve rounded up all this and more in our guide to festive winter fun in the communities along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
December 4, 2017
I remember a trip a few years ago (mid Oct 2012) where I was going to spend three days on the Blue…

Recommended Itineraries

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With so much to do in Transylvania County, it can be hard to choose which adventure to jump into first. Here’s a virtual toy chest of fun, active, and educational activities guaranteed to keep every member of the family completely enthralled.