Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Day Trips

WNC is a beautiful area, great for exploring and discovering new things! Take a day (or two) to visit neighboring towns of Brevard and see what you can find! They have a lot to offer as well!

Heart of Brevard

Discover Downtown Brevard Experience the home town feeling in downtown Brevard. As a vibrant hub for the arts, the downtown is also the crossroads to exceptional outdoor recreation, connecting to national and state forests. Home to the white squirrel, the downtown is host to several annual festivals and special events (including the White Squirrel Music Festival, the Squirrel Box Derby, and the Old Time Music Competition). Catch the hometown spirit and visit Brevard and the “Land of the Waterfalls”, Transylvania County.

State & National Parks

Within minutes from Brevard are three (3) National Forest or State Parks. There are the DuPont State Park and the Gorges State Park along with Pisgah National Forest.


Over 250 waterfalls to explore in Transylvania county. We have listed a few of the more popular waterfalls in the area but a full and more detail list can be found at www.wncwaterfalls.info