Balsam Grove, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Lake Toxaway, Penrose, Pisgah Forest, Rosman, Sapphire-Transylvania County, NC
Discover small town charm and big time adventure in the Land of Waterfalls! Explore our 250 waterfalls and enjoy outdoor adventures in our three parklands: Pisgah National Forest, Gorges State Park, and Dupont State Forest. Enjoy first-rate entertainment at the Brevard Music Center and the Paul Porter Center for Performing Arts. Stroll our vibrant downtown, alive with artists, galleries, unique shops and distinctive restaurants…then find the perfect place to stay – from quaint b&bs and quality hotels to peaceful cottages and designer homes.
A quaint but vibrant town of about 8,000, Brevard sits at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in what is known as “The Land of Waterfalls” due to its over 250 cascades. Brevard is known for great dining, shopping, the Brevard Music Center, Brevard College and White Squirrels.
Pisgah Forest is a community that sits at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest’s Pisgah Ranger District. Located at the intersection of Highway 64, Highway 276 and Highway 280, it is known for its proximity to endless hiking, camping, fishing, climbing and mountain biking.
A small town of around 600, Rosman is home to the headwaters of the French Broad River – the third oldest river in the world.
Balsam Grove is a community in Transylvania County located along Highway 215. It sits in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests and is known for its secluded trails and waterfalls. The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is also located here.
The community of Lake Toxaway is home to the largest private lake in North Carolina and shares the same name as its most prominent feature. This area is remote, beautiful and well-known for its affluent summer residents.
Sapphire is a community in Transylvania County that lies along Highway 64 and 281 South between Brevard and Cashiers. One of the state’s newest State Parks, Gorges State Park, is located in Sapphire as is one of the tallest waterfalls in the southeast, Whitewater Falls.
Cedar Mountain is a community first settled in the mid-1800s by summer residents trying to escape the heat of Greenville, SC and other points south. It is located just inside the NC state line along highway 276. Cedar Mountain is now probably best known as a gateway to Dupont State Recreational Forest.
Penrose is a community that lies along Highway 64 East of Brevard. Dupont State Forest can be accessed from this side of the county as well as from Cedar Mountain. The French Broad River flows through Penrose as it flows north from Rosman into Tennessee.