Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.
The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center will lead a difficult/strenuous, four-mile hike down the path that led many travelers up into western North Carolina on Saturday, February 8th. The hike’s leaders will shed light on the natural, social, and cultural history of this once major artery along the Swannanoa Creek into the Blue Ridge – a crossroads for tourism, commerce, and calamity. Originally an animal path used by American Indians as they made their way up the steep grade…Find out more »
Enjoy visiting the small, but beautiful, waterfall on Falls Branch, located within the boundaries of Grove Stone and Sand Quarry. This loop hike will ramble through parts of the quarry closed to the general public as well as portions of the quarry’s nature preserve set up by their resource managers.The hike will be led by the museum’s veteran hike leaders, who know the extensive history of the Swannanoa Valley, as well as Jason Conner, the quarry’s environmental specialist, who has…Find out more »