There are lots of awesome parks, forests and public lands located close to The Hub. Because we get asked about them on a regular basis, we decided to create a page especially about them. Â Here are some useful links to get you started on your next outdoor adventure. Is there something we missed? Contact us and we’ll get it listed as soon as possible.
Blue Ridge Parkway
A great place to plan your Parkway travels. In addition to free maps and basic information, they offer an array of publications to learn more.
Caesar’s Head State Park
Located at 3,266 feet above sea level, the park provides a panoramic view with over 50 miles of hiking trails. Raven Cliff Falls, located along one of the park’s many hiking trails, is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States.
Cradle of Forestry
A 6,500 acre Historic Site within the Pisgah National Forest, set aside by Congress to commemorate the beginning of forestry conservation in the US.
DuPont State Forest
The Unofficial Site for the DuPont State Forest, more than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina.
Gorges State Park
Plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls and one of the greatest concentrations of rare and unique species in the eastern United States are found within Gorges State Park.
Great Outdoor Recreation Page
Whether you’re looking for a perfect spring hike or need ideas for a new European adventure, GORP’s handpicked adventures are sure to please.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park web site, plenty of useful information.
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Information on hunting, trapping fishing, licenses, throughout the state.
Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests
Welcome to the official web site of the National Forests in North Carolina, including the Nantahala, Pisgah, Croatan and Uwharrie National Forests.
North Carolina State Parks
A complete listing of all of the state parks in North Carolina, with loads of information on each park.
U.S. Geological Survey Water Data
Real time stream flow conditions updated daily.