Fall Activities Guide | Brevard NC and Pisgah National Forest
Brevard NC and the surrounding Pisgah National Forest offer one of the most spectacular Fall color displays in the world. With so much beauty to see and so many activities to participate in, it’s no surprise that most lodging in Transylvania County sells out well in advance. Visit www.pilotcove.com today to make your arrangements for the perfect Fall getaway surrounded by beauty, affordable luxury, and relaxation!
Mountain Biking – Pisgah National Forest was recently named a Top 10 mountain biking destination in the US by National Geographic! Nearby DuPont State Forest offers nearly a hundred miles of flowy singletrack trails. No matter your skill level, the Brevard area is a great destination for mountain bikers.
Road Cycling – The Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the most scenic roads in the Country, is accessible throughout Transylvania County. Also there are hundreds of miles of state highways, paved mountain roads, and gravel USFS roads to choose from for your ideal distance and ride conditions.
Hiking & Backpacking – The options are endless for hiking throughout Pisgah National Forest. Here is more information on trails in the Davidson River area, which is directly adjacent to Pilot Cove. Whether you are an experienced backpacker looking to plan an extended trip, or a casual day hiker, Pisgah offers plentiful opportunity to see the sights afoot. Check out this comprehensive guide to all trails in Pisgah.
Waterfalls – Come experience the Land of Waterfalls! Here is more info on notable waterfalls in the area.
Fly Fishing – Transylvania County is home to some of the most pristine stretches of mountain water in the Southeast, offering an estimated 500 miles of fishable water within an hour drive of Brevard.
Kayaking / Canoeing – Grab your paddle and hit the water! The French Broad River and other area rivers offer great paddling and canoeing options.
Stand Up Paddleboarding – Quieter sections of the French Broad River, along with area lakes and larger swimming holes, offer unique opportunities for stand up paddleboarding.
Rock Climbing – Western North Carolina boasts the most rock climbing options East of the Mississippi. Some of the most notable crags are nearby Brevard, including John’s Rock, Cedar Rock, Laurel Knob, and the iconic Looking Glass Rock. There are plenty of bouldering options too!
Shopping, Dining, and Breweries – Brevard is a town abuzz with great food, diverse shopping, local breweries, and authentic mountain culture. Come experience the small town charm and Southern Hospitality!
Camping – A yearly camping trip to Pisgah National Forest is a highlight for many families.
Golf – Come hit the links! Beautiful mountain golf courses await your next visit.
Asheville – A short day trip from Brevard, the ecclectic City of Asheville was recently named the #1 destination in the US by Lonely Planet!
Biltmore Estate – The Biltmore Estate is a special place. Guests can step back in time to experience the largest private residence in the US, surrounded by manicured gardens, pastures, and vineyards.
Wildlife Viewing – Summertime brings out abundant wildlife in Pisgah National Forest! The forest is a birdwatcher’s paradise.
Blue Ridge Parkway – The Blue Ridge Parkway has long been recognized as the most scenic road in the United States. Take a joyride to experience the sweeping mountain views from higher elevations!
Horseback Riding – DuPont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest both offer miles and miles of equestrian friendly trails.
Pilot Cove offers the perfect basecamp for your Fall adventures in Brevard and Pisgah National Forest/ The reservation calendar is steadily filling up for October and November, explore here for more info on your perfect Fall vacation to Brevard and Pisgah National Forest!