Nearby towns 
Old fashion down town square
Bakersville: Cute down town with antiquing & galleries
Spruce Pines (Historic Downtown): Cute down town, Have lunch & ice cream at DT’s coffee shop & see beautiful coal art at Toe River Arts Council


Blowing Rock: A plethora of unique downtown shops and outlets   For more information

Asheville 100 Outdoors Things to Do & Mountain Attraction
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Downtown Asheville For more information

Biltmore Estate   800-624-1575 For more information
Visit the largest privately owned home in America. Open year-round

Mast General Store For more information
You’ll find anything from traditional mercantile goods to apparel and outdoor gear. For other locations including the an 1883 store located in Valle Crucis, Open year-round.

Western NC Arboretum   828-665-2492 For more information
A 434-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest. Open year-round

Grove Park Inn   (800) 438-5800  For more information
With a history of serving guests for over 102 years, The Omni Grove Park Inn welcomes you with a tradition of Southern hospitality, rich heritage, and all the conveniences a modern traveler requires.

Disc Golf
North Cove Leisure Club & Disc Golf  828-765-7436   For more information

Grassy Creek Golf Course   828-765-7436   For more information
Located in Spruce Pine (Semi-Private)

Marion Lake Club Golf Course   828-652-6232 For more information
Located in Nebo (Public)

Mount Mitchell Golf Club   828-675-5454  For more information
Located in Burnsville (Public)

Old Fort Golf Course   828-668-4256
Located in Burnsville (Public)

Horseback Riding
Springmaid Mountain   828-765-2353 or 888-297-0725  For more information
Located near the Blue Ridge Parkway near Spruce Pines

Gem Mining
Emerald Village, McKinney Mine Rd., Little Switzerland, NC 28749
828-765-6463  For more information 

Gem Mountain  888-817-5829  For more information

Broad River Gems   828-286-1220  For more information

Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine   828-625-5524  For more information

Thermal City Gold Mine  828-286-3016  For more information

Western North Carolina On The Fly - a guide to fly-fishing the mountains of WNC. Website contains resources for planning fishing trips and guided tours. For more information

On the Fly Guide Service
P.O. Box 54 
Marion, NC 28752
Phone: 828.659.0059

Fishing Lake James   For more information

For information on Fishing in North Carolinaclick here

Other Area Activities