Winter in Pisgah National Forest and Brevard NC
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10 Reasons an Off-Season Visit Makes for an Unforgettable Vacation

Is winter a good time to visit Brevard NC and Pisgah National Forest? Most visitors come to the Brevard area during the summer for warmer temperatures, outdoor recreation activities, swimming holes in the cool mountain water, and summer camps.…
Riveter Mills River NC
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Best Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Brevard

So you’re visiting Brevard, North Carolina and now it’s raining! What to do? If you love the outdoors and have been looking forward to hiking, biking, and exploring, you might feel stumped or even bummed if the forecast calls for rain,…
Black Balsam Knob
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10 Best Sunset Spots near Brevard NC

It’s no surprise that a visit to Western North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Pisgah National Forest promises some of the most scenic vistas and landscapes of your life. But if you’re looking for the best sunset spots near Brevard,…
Sliding Rock
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Ultimate Guide to Sliding Rock

Located just 7.6 miles from Pilot Cove inside Pisgah National Forest near Brevard and Asheville, North Carolina, Sliding Rock has been a favorite of generations of visitors to the area. The waterfall is a slick, natural 60-foot rock slide into…
Courthouse Falls
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Swimming Holes Near Pisgah, Brevard, and Pilot Cove

Western North Carolina has some of the best swimming holes in the Southeast! There is nothing like cool, refreshing mountain water on a hot summer day. Within 45 minutes of Pilot Cove, you'll find many options for swimming in lakes, rivers,…
Ecusta Trail Map
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Comprehensive Guide to the Ecusta Trail

While many Brevard and Hendersonville locals have heard of the proposed “rails to trails” Ecusta Trail project, which will take an out-of-service rail line and turn it into a greenway between the two towns, many Pilot Cove guests may not…
Pilot Cove Winter Adventure Guide-01
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Winter Guide to Pisgah National Forest & Brevard NC! 2022-2023

The winter season brings a wonderful mystique to Pisgah National Forest and Brevard NC. This amazing land covering more than 500,000 acres offers incredible hardwood forests, waterfalls and plentiful trails. In fact, Transylvania County…
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Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway near Pilot Cove!

The Blue Ridge Parkway is among the greatest treasures in Western North Carolina, not to mention one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in America. The 469-mile road stretches from North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National…
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Muddy Sneakers | Muddy Sneakers Group Programs

Let Muddy Sneakers enhance the outdoor aspect of your camp, organization, or group. Our programming can be tailored to fit your needs, incorporated into existing activities or presented as a standalone experience that’s sure to build lifelong…