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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 S. Studio Tour, Potters Row. 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 George Vanderbilt 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 National Forest. Known as the “Land of Waterfalls,” this region is home to 250 scenic waterfalls.

Stories from Brevard & Transylvania County

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.