We love exploring our cool, charming small towns nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Find picturesque historic Main Streets, friendly shops, general stores, farm-to-table restaurants, breweries, art galleries, antique shops, and quirky finds. Each town has its own personality and many things to do surrounding the Asheville area. Meet some locals and experience a leisurely day of exploration, just like Mayberry. Your first stop should be the town's Visitor Center to get insider tips to find places that match your interests. (Feature photo: Downtown Sylva)
Since many of these mountain towns are in close proximity, it's easy to visit several in a day (see map at bottom of page). Find many nestled near state parks and national parks including Pisgah National Forest, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and many more. Find a variety of nearby outdoor adventures in any season including whitewater rafting, kayaking, ski resorts, Blue Ridge Parkway, waterfalls, and more! The natural beauty of western North Carolina is at your fingertips!