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Holmes Educational State Forest

Probably many more people have heard of Holmes State Educational Forest and even know where it is than have ever bothered to go there....

Guidon Brewing Co.

There are two things you should know right away about Guidon Brewing Co. in Hendersonville’s downtown 7th Avenue district: where it is...

The Gallery at Flat Rock

Art abounds throughout Henderson County, from the Art on Main festival each year to the sculpture trails at the Kellogg Center. The way...

Moonbeam Bungalows

Since we live here, we don’t get the chance to stay at many of the cool and unique lodges and vacation rentals that are in Henderson...

Etowah Valley Golf & Resort

It’s unlikely that the first thing you’ll notice as you approach Etowah Valley Golf & Resort will be the street signs indicating you’re...

Bloomfield's of Flat Rock

For most of us, even those who have been in Henderson County for 50 years, I-26 has “always” been there even as the various hotels and...

Blue Ridge Bargains

Having a small business ourselves we do try to “buy local” whenever possible, but I’ll admit the lure of online shopping - and...

Burntshirt Vineyards

It seemed like it was taking winter forever to get over with - lots of chores and lots of too-cold-for-much-of-anything days. But spring...

Horse Shoe Bend Natural Sculpture Garden

It’s certainly not an original insight to compare the many beautiful vistas and abundant scenery of the southern Appalachians to great...

Cane Creek Greenway

When we moved to Mills River and found out, happily, that we lived just a short walk from Carolina Memorial Gardens and its public...

Pop's Diner at Five Points

I’m told the 1950s actually happened. I’m not sure, I wasn’t there. But it definitely exists as an idea, and the idea of a happy,...

The Horse Shoe Farm

The first time I saw The Horse Shoe Farm property was actually from the back - paddling by on the French Broad River, only about mile or...

Sideways Farm & Brewery

Lord knows, we at Lazy Otter Outfitters love all our local breweries but we do have a special fondness for Sideways Farm & Brewery in...

Cask & Wine

(Note: This post was written before the name of the restaurant changed to Cask & Wine) There's a spot right near the north end of Main...

St. Paul Mountain Vineyards

With all the attention paid to beer and cider in Henderson County, sometimes it seems like the winery scene is a little overlooked. If it...

Pilot Cove - Slate Rock Loop hike

It's not too hard to find great views around here, all long the Blue Ridge Parkway or on popular hikes along Hwy 276 through Pisgah...

Liquidlogic Factory Store

Where the Liquid magic happens It can be a little confusing to follow the ins-and-outs of the kayak manufacturing business, which like so...

Bold Rock Hard Cider

An oasis in apple country During paddling season at Lazy Otter Outfitters I spend quite a bit of time driving the bus, picking up guests...

Sanctuary Brewing Company

It isn't all about the beer For a lot of visitors who are drawn to western North Carolina by the booming brewery scene, it's all about...

Mast General Store

An anchor on Hendersonville's Main Street for decades Shopping a town's Main Street can be fun, but sometimes two people - even if...

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