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Visitors Information Center


Art & History - A Hendersonville Walking Tour - Downtown Hendersonville and surrounding areas.   Discover unique architecture and art in public buildings most of which date back to the early 1900's.   Many structures now house shops, restaurants and museums. 800.828.4244

Apple Blossom /Apple Harvest Driving Tour - Drive the rural countrysides mid April until May for a view of beautiful spring blossoms. During the fall of the year from late August through early November sample delicious apple products from our orchards and many roadside stands.   828.697.2775 or

Bicycling Henderson County - There are 184 miles of bicycle routes crisscrossing the county, showcasing the area's best curvy and hilly routes with some challenging climbs. The map can be downloaded at

Dogwood Trail Walking/Driving Tour - The Dogwood Trail tour begins at the Visitors Information Center and meanders through 23 miles of beautiful spring blossoms, historic sites and lovely neighborhoods. The self-guided tour will take about two hours to complete. The best time of year to view dogwoods in bloom is mid April. For more info. call or visit our web site.800.828.4244

Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway - is the first National Forest Scenic Byway in North Carolina.   Traversing the Pisgah National Forest, the 79 mile loop winds its way through areas of outstanding natural beauty rich in forest history.   There are many recreational opportunities along the byway. Ranger District USDA Forest Service.   828.877.3265

Walk- Run-Hike-Bike!   You can do it all along our many beautiful trails throughout our mountains.

Town of Fletcher Parks & Recreation
Fletcher Community Park Walking Trails
Kate's Park Walking & Biking Trails
Fletcher Greenways Trails

North Mills River Recreation Area and Trails

Carl Sandburg Home, Grounds and Trails

Bullington Gardens

DuPont State State Recreational Forest Waterflalls, Hiking and Biking Trails

Henderson County Parks & Recreation Nature Trails

Historic Johnson Farm Trails

City of Hendersonville Parks Walking and Nature Trails

Holmes Education State Forest Trails

Trails Maps - Green River Game Lands, Oklawaha Greenway, & Dupont State Forest

Village of Flat Rock Walking Trail - Village of Flat Rock 828.697.8100

Blue Ridge Parkway

North Carolina Arboretum