CRADLE OF FORESTRY
The Cradle of Forestry, open to visitors everyday from mid-April to early November, provides an opportunity to "explore the past, present, and future of environmental sustainability and stewardship through paved interpretive trails, interactive exhibits, film, music, drama, guided tours, nature programs, craft demonstrations, and special events." A sustainably designed Forest Discovery Center with its gift shop and café welcomes visitors to the historical structures and a relaxing walk through the woods. Located just 20 minutes (8.5 miles) from White Pine Cabin.
Location: 11250 Pisgah Hwy, Pisgah Forest NC 28768
PHONE: 828.877.3130 | DIRECTIONS
OPEN | WED - MON 10am-5pm (closed Tuesdays)
ADMISSION: $6 / AGES 5-12 $3 / AGES 4 & Under FREE
ALERT!The Cradle of Forestry will be undertaking a major roof renovation for the remainder of the 2021 season. Although we will be open, this may impact your experience at the Cradle. Renovations will NOT be held on weekends. Thank you for your patience as we work to beautify this amazing historic gem!
BIKING AT DUPONT FOREST
THE BIKE FARM
DuPONT STATE FOREST
DuPont State Recreational Forest is located between Hendersonville and Brevard with 86 miles of trails.. In addition to the well-known three-mile roundtrip hike featuring three waterfalls (Hooker, Triple and High Falls) there is so much more on the 10,000 acres. Read more on romanticasheville.com site to find out more.
Wheels Through Time Museum "will sweep you back in time with its magnificent presentation of vintage all-American motorcycles and automobiles" with the world's premier collection of rare American motorcycles, memorabilia, and a distinct array of unique "one-off" American automobiles. Located just 5 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Maggie Valley, NC this museum houses a collection of over 300 rare machines.
Location: 62 Vintage Ln, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
PHONE: 828.926.6266 | DIRECTIONS
OPEN | Thurs - Mon 10am-5pm
ADMISSION: Adults $15 / Seniors $12 / Kids $7
Seasonal (obviously you need snow!) Tube World, located in Maggie Valley across from Ghost Town in the Sky, is a great place to snow tube in the winter! Groomed slopes are made for riding specially designed inner tubes. You’ll ride our moving carpet lift to the top of the hill, then tube your way down the snow-covered run. Sessions are one hour and 45 minutes long and run every two hours. There is a 42″ minimum height requirement. Only Tube World equipment may be used and reservations are recommended.
Location: 4821 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley NC
PHONE: 855.926.0285 |
DIRECTIONS: DO NOT use your GPS or IPhone Map app to bring you to the ski area or Tube World and DO NOT use any mapping that includes the words SCENIC VIEW DR. or ROAD NAMES HEMPHILL ROAD OR YELLOW PATCH ROAD. Use the directions on the website.
LOOKING GLASS FALLS
Looking Glass Falls is a popular 60-ft tall roadside waterfall in Pisgah National Forest located on Hwy 276 less than 30 minutes (about 13 miles) from White Pine Cabin. You can enjoy the view from the parking area along the road or take steps down to get a closer look. The best time of day to take photos is in the afternoon or on a cloudy day. The name "Looking Glass" comes from Looking Glass Rock, where water freezes on its sides in the winter and then glistens in the sunlight like a mirror or looking glass. No admission and always open.
Navitat's Mountaintop Tours offer an unprecedented mountaintop adventure that will have you soaring higher, faster, and longer than you ever imagined! Huge side-by-side ziplines, jaw-dropping speeds, and incredible views make this an experience unlike any other - suitable for first-timers and experienced thrill-seekers alike.
Location: 242 Poverty Branch Rd. Barnardsville, NC 28709 (North of Asheville)
PHONE: 855.628.4828 | DIRECTIONS
OPEN | 7 DAYS a WEEK 8am-6pm
FUEGO FOOD TRUCK