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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.

Stories from Hendersonville & Polk County Areas

March 16, 2022
The trees are budding, the sun is shining, rain is falling (plus a few snowflakes, too!), and spring ephemerals are starting to peek out on the forest floor. It is spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Some sections of the Parkway may still be closed due to winter weather at high elevations, but check out all these amazing spring activities that you can enjoy without needing to access the Parkway!
December 4, 2020
Many of the businesses along the Blue Ridge Parkway remain open year-round and offer such eclectic merchandise that you can shop for everyone on your holiday gift list from the comfort of your home and have the gifts delivered to your door or directly to the recipient.
October 14, 2020
These routes offer sites worth visiting that promise to tickle your taste buds, enthrall your eyes and enchant your ears. There are tours, routes and trails to suit every traveler, taste, and location from Tennessee to Virginia.
September 9, 2020
Numerous waterfalls are located throughout the Shenandoah, Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway regions. Some are visible from the road and some require a hike. This list notes the location and ease of access for each waterfall.
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. And what better way to get outside this year than to enjoy the fresh air of a mountain farm?
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
Visit Hendersonville warmly welcomed the Blue Ridge Parkway Association's membership and Board for our 2018 Winter Meeting with opportunities to explore the countryside and a favorite destination in Henderson County.