With mountain biking, equestrian and hiking trails, as well as locations for hunting and fishing, and stunning sites like Bridal Veil Falls and Corn Mill Shoals, DuPont State Forest is a naturalist oasis only half an hour away from Hendersonville NC. Hike to the peak of 3600 ft. Stone Mountain for stunning panoramic views. Mountain bikers looking for fun can check out Cedar Rock Mountain, which contains a large amount of exposed rock and granite. More than ten thousand acres of beautiful Mountain woods await you at Dupont State Forest.
A fun winter getaway, Moonshine Mountain offers snow tubing, even if there hasn’t been a snowflake in the sky. Running from December to March, for only $25 you can tire yourself out sliding down snowy Moonshine Mountain as many times as you want. This year, the park has added a new exhibit featuring life size dinosaurs and a two-story jump castle slide.
A unique attraction in Hendersonville is the Western North Carolina Air Museum. With airplanes and other artifacts going back to the 1930s, it’s an interesting lesson in aviation and the role Western North Carolina has played in flight.
Looking for some culture in the smoky mountains? Check out the Flat Rock Playhouse, a small theater with big shows. With productions of classic Broadway hits like Evita, Cats, and Les Misérables, “the State Theatre of North Carolina” packs a punch with it’s dramatic performances and keeps audiences from all over Hendersonville and Asheville coming back for more.
For kids wanting a day of play, head to Hands On! A Child’s Gallery. For only $5 per person, your family can spend a rainy afternoon at the gallery’s multiple exhibits, all sponsored by local businesses. Kids will have so much fun building Legos, playing music, making art and putting on costumes, they won’t realize they’re also learning too!