National Park Service -- There over 369 miles of hiking trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, so one of the most daunting tasks facing hikers may be choosing which trail to explore. Start by deciding on what you would like to see. Then decide how far you would like to hike. If you haven't hiked much recently, be conservative.
Lake Junaluska -- Update: Due to COVID-19 health concerns and rising infection rates in North Carolina, Lake Junaluska's fireworks display has been postponed to later in 2020 to a date to be determined,
Jackson County, NC -- Jackson County Chamber of Commerce: The sixth annual July 4 Fireworks in Sylva will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2020. The fireworks should begin at dark (generally around 9:45 p.m.) and are visible from various locations throughout downtown Sylva and the immediate surrounding areas.
French Broad Float 2020 -- Tickets on Sale Now! Our annual French Broad Float is back! Every year, MountainTrue and our French Broad Riverkeeper guide participants on an incredible trip down a stretch of the French Broad River,
Asheville -- City of Asheville: Improvements will begin at the Asheville SkatePark on June 8. The building located inside the park will be demolished and removed and a new concrete plaza will be built in the cleared space.
United States Department of Agriculture/U.S. Forest Service -- When you add it up, backyards make up the biggest chunk of green space found in cities. For urban ecologists, the persistent question is whether this habitat can sustain native species.