Family Activities

Visit Tryon Equestrian Center

Come visit Tryon Equestrian Center in Western North Carolina. With over 1600 acres surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Tyron Equestrian Center is the perfect getaway for horse enthusiasts and competitors alike. Just 45 miles from Asheville, and surrounded by the artsy resort mountain towns of Tryon, Rutherfordton, and Columbus. Find out all that Tryon…

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Bear Safety In Western NC Mountains

Western North Carolina is filled with hundreds of thousands of acres of protected mountains and forests in the form of national forests and state parks. With that much-protected habitat, you are sure to see an incredible amount of wildlife. From rare bird sightings to Elk in the Cataloochee Valley, and of course, Black Bears roaming…

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WNC Bigfoot Festival

Come find Sasquatch in the mountains of North Carolina at the WNC Bigfoot Festival. Held every year in the streets of downtown Marion, North Carolina this event brings skeptics and true believers alike. Like most festivals in Western North Carolina, everyone joins in on the fun. Enthusiasts enjoy dressing up as the legendary creature and…

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Gran Fondo Hincapie: The Premier Cycling Event of the Carolinas

Western North Carolina’s mountain terrain provides the perfect challenge climbs for maverick and professional cyclists to train and compete. The active cycling scene in the Carolinas culminates every year with the Gran Fondo Hincapie in Greenville, SC. Inspired by the Gran Fondo Event in Italy, a massive highly competitive bike race that resembles a marathon…

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