The twists and turns of the mountain roads around Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina make for some fun motorcycle drives and rides.Blue Ridge ParkwayBreathtaking views. Plenty of easy curves. No stoplights, no billboards and no commercial vehicles. The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the best motorcycle drives in America.
This fun-loving, 33-acre organic farm offers flexible venue space to suit your needs. Franny’s Farm has gardens, a pond and a huge firepit. It is home to chickens, turkeys, sheep, goats, pigs and a hemp farm! Feel far away from the hustle and bustle, but remain conveniently close to amenities since you are only 10 miles from downtown Asheville.
***April 2020: The Blue Ridge Parkway has closed the following areas in WNC in response to COVID-19 safety measures. They have also closed the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center, campgrounds, picnic areas, concession facilities, restrooms, and Pisgah Inn.MP 292 - 294.5 Road closed near Blowing Rock, including Moses Cone Parking Area and Hwy 221 Bass Lake Parking Lot.
The amazing Monarch Butterfly migrates 2,000+ miles each fall from the Northeast United States to Mexico, passing through the Asheville area in September and early October. They usually travel at treetop level along mountain ridges, so they are usually harder to see in lower elevations. But you can watch them on their journey as they pass through the high passes along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Robert Redford’s 2015 movie A Walk in the Woods (release date is September 2) is about hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) and rediscovering America. After seeing the movie or reading the book, you& 39;re sure to be inspired to takeahike in the mountains! While most of the film locations are in Georgia near the southern end of the 2,174-mile trail, the biggest landmark in North Carolina that you’ll see in the movie is Fontana Dam.
What weather should you expect in Asheville and Biltmore Estate? The city sits in a valley at about 2,200 feet, surrounded by mountain peaks of more than 6,000 feet. This makes the weather interesting, and sometimes hard to predict. Always bring a jacket and rain gear if you plan to spend a lot of time outside.