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TABLE OF CONTENTS Visiting Hendersonville............................... 4 Regional History & Heritage..................... 6 Activities........................................................ 10 Harvest Time.................................................14 Outdoor Recreation...................................18 Outdoor Recreation Guide.....................26 Regional Map...............................................28 Dupont State Recreational Forest...... 30 Food & Beverage........................................32 Restaurant Guide.......................................33 Summer Camps..........................................36 Accommodations.......................................38 Accommodations Guide..........................39 Annual Events............................................. 44

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Visiting HendersonvillE Discover Hendersonville, the perfect mountain getaway that offers the ideal combination of good food, great views and a wide range of activities for all ages. Hendersonville is located in the Western North Carolina Mountains between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains, 22 miles south of Asheville and 15 miles north of the North Carolina-South Carolina border on a plateau 2200 feet above sea level. Hendersonville is perfectly positioned to enjoy the best elements of a typical mountain town because it consists of these key elements: mountain ranges, isolated peaks, a rolling plateau and level valley areas. Elevations range from 1400 feet near Bat Cave at the foot of the Blue Ridge to 5000 feet on Little Pisgah, and the pleasant weather makes for enjoyable exploring year-round. So whether you are seeking the adrenaline rush of white water rafting, craving the unique taste of a local brewery, hungry for history and culture, or just needing a breath of fresh mountain air, Hendersonville has what you need.

Transportation/Highways Interstate 26 is the major east/west interstate from the Tennessee state line near Mars Hill, N.C. to Charleston, S.C. and is located 2 miles from downtown Hendersonville. I-26 intersects with
I-40 east and west in Asheville, N.C. and I-85 north and south in Spartanburg, S.C. Asheville Regional Airport − The Asheville Regional Airport is located on I-26, 9 miles north of Hendersonville and 15 miles south of Asheville. The carriers serving the airport are Allegiant, Delta, US Airways and United. 61 Terminal Dr., Fletcher, N.C. www.flyavl.com Hendersonville Airport −
The Hendersonville Airport, with a 3,075-foot paved and lighted runway, is capable of handling a variety of aircraft. The airport is located just a few miles from downtown Hendersonville. 1232 Shepherd St., Hendersonville, N.C. 28792 http://hendersonvilleairport.com/ Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
− The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport also serves Western North Carolina and is located on I-85, approximately 40 miles from Hendersonville. The carriers serving the airport are Allegiant, American Eagle, Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways. www.gspairport.com 2000 GSP Dr., Greer, S.C. 29651

Climate

Average Monthly Highs and Lows (Fahrenheit) January 40/20 February 45/25 March 55/35 April 65/45 May 70/60 June 80/65

July 85/65 August 80/60 September 75/55 October 70/45 November 60/35 December 50/30

Demographics Size: Henderson County Elevation: City of Hendersonville Population: Henderson County Population: City of Hendersonville

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375 Square Miles 2,200 feet 108,340 13,294

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Sierra Nevada brewery

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Wineries & Breweries • Burntshirt Vineyards

Burntshirt views of the Blue Ridge from Basic Brewery 9 Mountains 5Offers patios overlooking its vineyards. Savor awardVineyards 131 3rd Avenue West

family and dog friendly, serving beer and wine, with soda and bottled water for non-drinkers and the under 21’s. They offer craft brewed ales including: Copperhead Amber, Black BearSierra Stout, andan IPAs, as Saint Paul Nevada 8 wellMountain as a variety of seasonal, 1 barrel-aged, and Belgian Brewing Co. inspired wild and sour ales. The brewery hosts 100 Sierra Nevada Waynightly Vineyards live 588 music and monthly art shows. 822 Locust Mills River, NC 28732St., Chestnut Gap Road Suite 100, Hendersonville, N.C.; sabrewery.com; (828) 681-5300 Hendersonville, NC 28792 828.684.1235 www.sierranevada.com (828) 685-4002

winning winesNCthat are estate grown, produced 2695 Sugarloaf Road Hendersonville, 28792 and(828) bottled at the state-of-the-art winery. Picnic Hendersonville, NC 28792 513-5030 grounds and gardens surround(828) the 685-2402 quaint tasting www.basicbrewery.com room. Call ahead 24 hours for awww.burntshirtvineyards.com gourmet-boxed The brewery features local lunch. Summit Event Center is available for of Voted the 2015 NC Winery beers The on draft. group tastings, special events and weddings. the Year at the NY International Wine Competition. Open *Open daily year-round. Sunday−Thursday 12 daily Blue Ghost year-round. Tours of the winery p.m−6 p.m., Friday & Saturday 12 p.m− 27 p.m. Tours daily at 2 p.m.; 2695 Sugarloaf Rd., Brewing offered daily. Hendersonville, Company N.C.; burntshirtvineyards.com; 828.685.2402 125 Underwood Road

• Sierra Nevada Brewing Company offered 7days a week; reservations The tasting room is open daily

Is located on 10 acres, with panoramic views of www.blueghostbrewing.com 305 North Main Street theThe Blue Ridge Mountains. The winery’s tasting Hendersonville, NC 28792 brewery offers handcrafted ales. room serves Riesling blends, red Cabernets (828) 692-2001 and Chardonnays, each with dry and semi-sweet www.flatrockciderworks.com Bold *Hours Rockare Sunday 12 Locally p.m.−6 grownp.m.; apples and 3versions. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.−6 p.m., Friday fruit are used to& produce the Hard Cider Saturday a.m.−7 Gap Rd., cider. 72 School 11 House Road p.m. 588 Chestnut Hendersonville, N.C.; Mills River, NC 28759 saintpaulmountainvineyards.com; 828.685.4002 (828) 595-9940

Nano brewery andBrewery taproom • Oskar Blues

Flat Rock

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• Southern Brewery The Mills RiverAppalachian cidery uses apples

A local located one block from sourcedmicrobrewery only from Henderson County. downtown Hendersonville. The tasting room is The tasting room is open daily.

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Guided tours of the brewery are

Sierra Nevada’s east coast brewing, and must bebottling booked online (tours serving a variety of wines. distribution operation in Mills River located 10 fill upisquickly). Self-guided miles from downtown Hendersonville, south of(no tours are also available reservations required). Asheville. The Taproom offers 23 beers on tap.TheThe Sanctuary Taproom and Restaurant open restaurant serves farm-to-table dishes that are are mainly 7 Brewing supplied locally. Guided tours of7the are days abrewery week. Company offered 7 days a week; reservations must be booked 147 1st Avenue Eastand Restaurant are open 7 days online. Taproom Hendersonville, NC 28792 a week. 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, N.C.; 4 Southern (828) 595-9956 sierranevada.com; 828.681.5300 Appalachian www.sanctuarybrewco.com

Brewery

822 Locust St. dedicated to making batch, Is America’s first small hand-canned craft beer. Their East Suite100 high quality artisan ales. Coast brewery and Tasty Weasel Tap Room are Hendersonville, NC 28792 Friendly-leashed pets are National Forest located near Pisgah in Brevard. The (828) 684-1235 welcome.is located approximately brewery 18 miles from www.sabrewery.com downtown Hendersonville. 342The Mountain Industrial tasting room is family and Drive, Brevard, N.C.; 828.883.2337 dog friendly serving craft brewed ales. The brewery hosts nightly live music.

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Chimney Rock State Park

Sliding Rock

A 60-foot natural water slide down a slick slab of granite into one of the best known swimming holes in the mountains; *Fee charged for parking; fs.usda.gov/nfsnc; 828.877.3265

Snow Tubing/Skiing

Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing; *Open on weekends from mid-December through earlyMarch (weather permitting); call ahead for current conditions and updates; Willow Rd., Hendersonville, N.C.; moonshinemountain.com; 828.696.0333 or 800.849.7553

Snow Skiing

Two slopes located within an hour’s drive of Hendersonville, other slopes are located in the Northern Mountains; *Check availability and snow conditions in advance, general information check sites; onthesnow.com/north-carolina/skireport.html or skicentral.com/northcarolina.html; 800.438.7500

Tube World

Perfect for a family or group outing; *Call for hours and conditions; Maggie Valley, N.C.; cataloochee. com/tubing/index.php; 800.768.0285

Zip ‘n Slip

Features snow tubing runs and a 800-foot zip line, a solarium with fireplace and full views of the tubing runs; *Call for hours and conditions; 10725 US Hwy. 23 N, Mars Hill, N.C.; zipnslip.com; 828.689.8444

Swimming/Watering Holes • DuPont State Recreational Forest

Hooker Falls on Little River has become a popular swimming hole, dropping off a 13-foot high natural ledge before flowing into Cascade Lake. Cedar Mountain, N.C.; dupontforest.com

• Lake Lure Tours & Beach Water Works

Over 20 miles of shoreline, guided boat tours, a sandy beach, swimming, Water Works water park and boat rentals; Lake Lure, N.C.;

lakelure.com/activities/the-beach-at-lake-lure; 828.625.1373

• Patton Park

Public swimming pool (*open 7 days during summer season), picnic areas, tennis and basketball courts; Hendersonville, N.C.; cityofhendersonville. org; 828.697.3084

• Sliding Rock

A gentle, natural 60-foot smooth rock water slide, plugging into a pool of water at the bottom; *Open during the summer season with a lifeguard on duty from Memorial Day to mid-August; no alcohol; Pisgah Forest, N.C.; 828.877.3350

• Splashville

Interactive dancing water fountains located in Pack Square in Downtown Asheville for children to play in and cool off; Asheville, N.C.

• YMCA

Activities, day camp, indoor pool, tennis, basketball, gym, fitness studio, weight room, youth center; 810 W. Sixth Ave., Hendersonville, N.C.; ymcawnc.org/centers/hendersonville; 828.697.9622

• The Bike Farm

Provides the best mountain biking experience in Western North Carolina. Oskar Blues REEB Ranch is working with The Bike Farm for an all-inclusive bike concierge service to provide a world class experience; offers half-day, full-day and multi-day trips in Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Recreational Forest. The Farm is located approximately 11 miles from downtown Hendersonville; 315 Shoals Falls Rd., Hendersonville, N.C.; 828.577.3673

• Western North Carolina Nature Center

Offers environmental education with 42 acres of wildlife native to the Southern Appalachian region; fee charged; 75 Gashes Creek Rd., Asheville, N.C.; wncnaturecenter.org; 828.298.5600

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