Recreation
 

Some of many other activities available nearby include golfing, horseback riding, hiking, rafting, fishing etc.  Here are just a few suggestions:

Golf

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site  www.nps.gov/carl

Carl Sandburg, American poet, historian, author, and lecturer spent the final 22 years of his long and productive life at his estate, Connemara, in Flat Rock, NC.      

81 Carl Sandburg Lane

Flat Rock, NC

For additional information call (828) 693-4178

Biltmore Estate   www.biltmore.com

A working estate that would sustain itself and benefit the community. AmericaŐs largest home. Acres of gardens, parklands, and managed forests. A country retreat for friends and family. This was George VanderbiltŐs vision for Biltmore Estate more than 100 years ago, and it lives to this day.

1 Approach Road

Asheville, N.C. 28803

800-624-1575 or 828-225-1333

Chimney Rock Park   www.chimneyrockpark.com

Chimney Rock Park is the natural fulfillment of your trip to the mountains. Take a deep breath of refreshing mountain air, become invigorated by our hiking trails, and let your cares fade away in the cool mists of Hickory Nut Falls.

Highway 64/74A

PO Box 39

Chimney Rock, NC 28720
1-800-277-9611

Lake Lure    www.lakelure.com

Lake Lure is located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Along with the small towns of Chimney Rock, Bat Cave and Gerton, Lake Lure is part of Hickory Nut Gorge, a 14-mile valley with spectacular scenery and great opportunities for relaxation and fun.

2771 Memorial Hwy.

Lake Lure, NC 28746

Toll-free: 1-(877) FUN-4-ALL  ( 1-877-386-4255 )

Historic Johnson Farm  www.mountainwonders.com/johnsonfarm

Located four miles north of Downtown Hendersonville, Historic Johnson Farm was a late 19th-century tobacco farm that became a popular summer tourist retreat. Today the farm is owned by the Henderson County Public Schools and is operated as a heritage education center and farm museum.

3346 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791
828-891-6585

NC Arboretum  www.ncarboretum.org

The Arboretum focuses on the education, economic development, research, conservation, and garden demonstration with respect to landscape, architecture, and plant sciences.  

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC  28806
(828) 665-2492

Public Golf Courses

MEADOWBROOK GOLF COURSE
6400-yard, 18-hole course, Practice range, putting green, golf shop, and snack bar.
1211 Meadowbrook Road
Green Creek, NC
828-863-2690
www.meadowbrookgolfclub.com
RED FOX COUNTRY CLUB
Semi-private18-hole championship course, clubhouse, and pro shop.
77 Club Road
Tryon, NC 28782
828-894-8251
www.redfoxcclub.com

Horseback Riding

Lone Oak Farm
www.loneoakfarmtryon.com

CEDAR CREEK STABLES
Lake Lure, NC
828-625-2811

PISGAH FOREST STABLES
Pisgah Forest, NC
828-883-8258
GREEN RIVER COVE RIDING PROGRAM
Tuxedo, NC
828-692-5706

Hike

BRADLEY FALLS
At Big and Little Bradley Falls, find hiking trails, rushing rivers, spectacular waterfalls, and a deep gorge. Trails are primitive -- proper attire recommended. Some trails, especially on the rocks near falls, can be dangerous. Use caution and do not climb on rocks or go too near falls. Parking area on right on Holbert's Cove Road, 3.2 miles from brick columns at Saluda Mountain Lodge at Exit 59 off I-26.
Holbert's Cove Road
Saluda, NC
GREEN RIVER GAME LANDS
Two public-access areas for hiking, picnicking, swimming, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Map of hiking trails available at Polk County Visitor's Center.
800-440-7848
http://www.eco-wnc.org/grg/

NORMAN WILDER FOREST
This beautiful natural resource consists of 185 protected acres of mature third -growth, mixed-hardwood forest located on the steep slopes of Little Warrior Mountain. Trails provide hikers with a leafy canopy of shade trees and stunning views of sheer rock walls. Bridges and steps on trails make this a most enjoyable, moderate hike of approximately two to three miles. Parking is available at the trailhead on Hwy 176 or on Tau Rock Vinyard Road.
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Pacolet Area Conservancy
828-859-5060
www.pacolet.org

Rafting

Greenriver Adventures

1734 Cove Rd.

Saluda NC 28773

828-749-2800

WILDERNESS COVE
Rentals for tubes, canoes, fun-yaks, and rafts. Shuttle service.
193 Green River Cove
Saluda, NC 28773
828-749-1037
www.camptheusa.com/NC/SilverCreek/

Fishing

GREEN RIVER GAME LANDS
Henderson and Polk Counties
800-440-7848

LAKE ADGER
Public boat ramp, boating, fishing, and swimming. Personal boat needed to access lake.
Silver Creek Road (off Hwy 9)
Mill Spring, NC
www.lakeadger.com

 

Trout Repor

LAUGHTER POND
Public fishing. Fishing Tackle Loaner Program.
Highway 108 near Polk Middle School
Mill Spring, NC