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Guide to Bird Watching in WNC

Western North Carolina is home for many rare, beautiful birds, making it the perfect place to enjoy birdwatching! Take a hike and your field guide, bring a picnic, take some pictures by a waterfall, and enjoy the great outdoors. Watch long enough and you can see the personality of these winged creatures. Bright colors and […]

Experience Dry Falls, NC

Experience the beauty of Dry Falls in North Carolina. Just outside of Cashiers and Highlands, cradled by the terrain of the Nantahala National Forest, Dry Falls, also known as Upper Cullasaja Falls, is one of the crown jewels in the “lands of waterfalls” that is North Carolina. Just at 75 feet tall, the cliff face […]

14 Best Things To Do in Highlands, NC

Nestled in the Nantahala National Forest, Highlands, NC is the perfect town for a day trip or weekend getaway. With an elevation of just over 4100 feet, Highlands, NC is defined by breathtaking views and clean mountain air. Whether you’re looking to unwind, spend some time in nature, or have some retail therapy, we’ve rounded […]

Explore the Pisgah National Forest

Come enjoy the sites and sounds that make Pisgah National Forest so worthy of preserving. Originally part of the Biltmore Estate, the 500,000 acre forest is a short 20-minute drive from Asheville. Due to Pisgah’s sheer size, it is divided into three regions spanning 15 North Carolina counties with various outdoor activities for visitors. While […]

Visiting Mt. Mitchell State Park, NC

Avalon Mountain Community is in the heart of the Western North Carolina mountains, which means that all the splendor and scenic beauty are all around you. Mountain adventures are only a few minutes away, and there is more to do thank you think. One of the most noted and breathtaking places to visit in Western […]

Visiting Grandfather Mountain in the Fall – What to Expect

In the fall, when the leaves put on a show of color, you must visit Grandfather Mountain in Western North Carolina! This is the best time of year to go and see nature’s paintings of brilliant, crisp reds, oranges, and golds! Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountain chain, so it […]

4 Best Mountain Swimming Holes in Western North Carolina

People have a misconception about summer in the mountains. They think that because you live in the mountains that the temperatures never get too hot. Yes, summer temperatures are milder in the mountains during the summer, but Western North Carolina is still in the south! In July and August, it is hot here! One of […]

Winter Fun in Western North Carolina

Winter in the mountains of Western North Carolina means snow! Lots of snow! It is a gorgeous landscape of winter white mountains, and all ages will find magic in its beauty. Both young ones and those young at heart can have lots of winter fun here. Even though the weather is cold, there are still […]

Get to Know Waynesville, NC

Avalon Mountain Community is located in Waynesville, NC. Waynesville is a great mountain town with lots of charm, beauty, and attractions. It is the largest and oldest town in Haywood County. In fact, Waynesville is the largest city west of Asheville, NC. It has lots to offer and is a great town to visit and […]

Fall Festivals in Western North Carolina

Updated for Fall 2019 If you have never experienced fall in Western North Carolina mountains, you are in for a treat! This season is full of color, crisp, cool weather, and there are so many wonderful Fall Festivals in Western North Carolina. Fall is one more reason to love living in Avalon. You are so […]

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