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About Hendersonville & Polk County

The Historic Hendersonville and Flat Rock area of Henderson County is located 22 miles south of Asheville, NC on a plateau 2,200 feet above sea level. Henderson County is home to three NC state forests, the Carl Sandburg home and the Flat Rock Playhouse, the state theatre of North Carolina, among other historic, cultural and natural points of interest.

Polk County is a community rich in history and love for equestrian events. Grape vineyards that once lined the hillsides are today making their debut. Rich wine can be found at the wineries in the county. Known as a cool summer resort area in the late 1800s for those living in the heat and humidity of the low country, the small towns of TryonSaluda and Columbus are a year-round treat for travelers today.

Area Visitor Centers

Stone Ashe Vineyard with the mountains as a backdrop

Lodging, Dining, & Things to Do

Hendersonville, NC

Stories from Hendersonville & Polk County Areas

October 14, 2020
Fall color season is upon us and the hillsides are dotted with the reds of maples, sourwoods and sumac and the yellows of birches and yellow poplars. But even after the trees are bare, these routes offer sites worth visiting- they promise to tickle your taste buds, enthrall your eyes…
September 9, 2020
Enjoy waterfalls and cascades throughout Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
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.
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.
January 31, 2018
The Blue Ridge Parkway Association's membership and Board were warmly welcomed for our Winter Meeting by Visit Hendersonville. We got a chance to explore the countryside and a favorite destination in Henderson County.