Our Local Asheville Area
Part of the Appalachian Mountains, nestled in the spectacular Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountain ranges, this region includes the tallest mountains in the eastern United States and is known for its scenic beauty. Home to one of the most dynamic arts communities in the world, the area is famous for its music and crafts, including such traditional skills as quilting, wood carving, basket-weaving and glass-blowing. The surrounding countryside abounds with outdoor activities of every kind, including fly-fishing, golfing, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, mountain biking, paddle sports, rock-climbing, skiing and snowboarding. For these reasons, many visitors choose Asheville as their base from which to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains.
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