Biltmore House, Asheville, N. C. 828-274-6230 Open 7 to 5 everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Cherokee Indian Reservation, Cherokee Visitors Center,Main Street downtown Cherokee, 1-800-438-1601.

Grandfather Mountain, Linville, N. C. A mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 305 1-800-468-7325.

Linville Caverns, US 221 between Linville and Marion, 828-756-4171

Mast General Store, Hwy 194, Historic Valle Crucis, N. C. Open Mon-Sat 10 to 6 and Sunday 1 to 6.

Nature Center, Asheville, N. C. 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, N. C. 828-298-5600

Upcoming Event

Date: June 30, July 7, 14, 21; August 11, 18, 25; September 1,
7-10 PM (Free Admission)
Downtown Asheville at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park,

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Don't miss one of the favorite local events of the year! Come out for good times at the 41st summer season of Shindig on the Green at a temporary new location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Park (see map) on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., just around the corner from the usual spot at Pack Square (undergoing a wonderful renovation). Locals and visitors alike gather “along about sundown,” or at seven o’clock for those who wear a watch. Musicians and dancers from across Western North Carolina gather on these Saturday nights to share the region's stirring Southern Appalachian mountain culture and traditions-with each other and visitors from around the world-at the Shindig on the Green. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and stake out a spot on the "green." But don't sit in your chair the entire time. Performers go on stage for just two numbers each, so the real jewel is the clusters of musicians that get together for informal jam sessions under the trees and on the sidewalk. Anyone can join in!



About Hawks Nest

Discover the endless variety of exciting activities and family fun at Hawk’s Nest. Hike the trails of a vast forest, enjoy a quiet picnic near a picturesque lake, wiggle your toes in a gurgling stream, or paddle through the exhilarating whitewater of a nearby river or gracefully glide through calm waters in a canoe. Mountain bike through Pigsah National Forest, meander on horseback through a forest of golden poplars and towering pines, race down a mountain on skis or soar in a hot air balloon. Spend a day antiqueing, browse through the many shops and museums, and enjoy a romantic dinner under the moon and stars…all within minutes of Hawk’s Nest.



HIGHEST PEAK EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI: Mt. Mitchell, elevation 6684 feet, off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost #355.4.

Cane River which meanders through Yancey County

WATERSLIDE: Peterson Entertainment, 970 Bearwallow Road, Burnsville, N. C. 828-675-5742


Craft Pride, 3961 Highway 80 South, Burnsville, N. C. 828 675-5470
Hayden Gallery, South Main Street, Burnsville, N. C. 828-682-7998



Toe River Arts Council, On the Square, Burnsville, N. C. 828-682-7215 or

Penland School of Crafts
, Penland Road, Spruce Pine, N. C. 828-765-2359

Young's Mountain Music, Highway 19E at the Yancey-Mitchell County line every Saturday night.

Celo Inn, 1 Seven Mile Ridge Road, Burnsville, N. C. 828-675-5132

The Panes, R. 3, Box 312A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Off Hwy 19 E) 828-682-4157

High Pastures, Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, N. C. 828-682-3138

Quiet Reflections
, 2800 Halls Chapel Road, Burnsville, N. C. 828-675-9199





Mt. Mitchell Golf Course, 7590 Hwy 80 S, Burnsville, N. C. 828-675-5454
Riverview Golf Range, McKinney Branch Road, Burnsville, N. C., 828-682-4770
Wolf Laurel, Off Hwy 23 North, 828 689-4111


Patience Mullendore Park, Blue Rock Road, Hwy 80 S, 828-675-5104
Black Mountain Campground, Off Hwy 80 S, Carolina Hemlocks, Hwy 80 S