Sights and Activities in Brevard, NC

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Brevard.  Small Town Charm, Big Fun!

Street with buildingsOur small town has big offerings. Historic downtown Brevard , just 10 minutes from Ash Grove, features gift shops, antiques, dining, chocolatiers, art galleries and more. For an adult beverage while downtown, try Brevard Brewing Company, Brevard's first craft brewery. Just a few minutes from downtown are Ecusta Brewing at the entrance to Pisgah Forest and Oskar Blues Brewery, the East Coast location of the Colorado brewery. And just down the road in Mills River you can tour the new Sierra Nevada brewery and Bold Rock Cidery

A great downtown spot is Wine Down on Main, a casual wine bar and eatery.

Dining options range from traditional Southern to Japanese to Mexican to Chinese to fresh local fish, beef and produce. Beer, wine and liquor are available in restaurants and local ABC stores.

Be sure to venture to Brevard College or Silvermont to catch a glimpse of Brevard's famous white squirrels.

Transylvania County is world-famous for its mountain biking, with hundreds of miles of singletrack and forest roads in Dupont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest. Challenging road bike routes are marked on area highways and byways.  For all of your biking needs, check out Sycamore Cycles and The Hub & Pisgah Tavern. The newest addition to the bike scene is Squatch Bikes and Brews, near downtown in the Lumber Arts District.

Dupont Forest and Pisgah Forest are each less than 15 minutes from Ash Grove and are home to dozens of waterfalls.

 Cultural Activities

In additional to our natural beauty, the beauty of art can be found in our music, theatre and museums. The arts scene in Brevard includes Brevard LIttle Theatre, live performances, music, crafts and fine arts. The Brevard Music Center and The Paul Porter Center showcase nationally known musical entertainment.

The past comes to life at theAllison-Deaver house, a circa 1815 mountain homestead, and at the Transylvania Heritage Museum. 

In addition, there are many festivals, street fairs & celebrations. See the current events calendar brought to you by the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority.

Between downtown and Ash Grove is the Scenic 276 Arts Corridor, a treasure-trove of fine artists & craftsmen, shopping and dining.

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Outdoor Activities & Attractions

Ash Grove's cabins and campsite are near some of the best hiking & mountain biking trails that Brevard/Transylvania County has to offer.  Hundreds of miles of trails are located in Dupont State Forest, Pisgah National Forest, Gorges State Park,  and the Blue Ridge Parkway, all just minutes away from Ash Grove.

While in Pisgah Forest, visit the the Forest Discovery Center & Cradle of Forestry historic site and the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, where you can explore mountain wildlife and feed some trout at the hatchery.  And don't miss a trip down Sliding Rock, nature's waterslide.

Some of our favorites:

Davidson River Outfitters can guide you to some of the top fly-fishing destinations in the Eastern US, located in Pisgah  Forest and other nearby fishing spots, such as the French Broad River.

Headwaters Outfitters will get you on the French Broad River for canoeing, kayaking, tubing and fishing.
Oxbow River Snorkeling provides a unique opportunity to explore life under the surface of the river.  Wetsuit included!  (And so are snorkels and masks.)

PARI, a former NASA tracking station that is now an astronomical institute with tours, educational programs and star-gazing in the mountains.
Pura Vida Adventures lives up to their name, offering canyoneering, climbing, climbing, biking  & paddling adventures and more.  They also offer shuttle services and even brewery tours!

There are 7 golf courses within an hour of ASH GROVE, including Connestee Falls & Sherwood Forest. Several ski areas are 1-3 hours away.   


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Fun Spots

  • Coffee cArts Studio From wine to espresso to kombucha, and
    live music to family game night, everyone will find something to like! 
  • Cedar Mountain Canteen Beer Garden just down the road from 
    Ash Grove.

Some of Our Restaurants--lots more to choose from!

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