About the Swannanoa Valley
Find out about the Town of Black Mountain:
The Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce:
Black Mountain College:
Warren Wilson College:
Asheville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts:
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCA:
Black Mountain Parks & Recreation:
Black Mountain Walk to Wellness Program:
The LEAF Festival, held twice a year at Camp Rockmont:
YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly:
Camp Rockmont for Boys:
The Red Rocker Inn:
The Monte Vista Hotel:
The Black Mountain Center for the Arts:
The Swannanoa Valley Museum:
The Learning Community (K-8 private School at Camp Rockmont):
Buncombe County Public Schools:
The Carolina Experience:
North of Marion, North Carolina, Linville Gorge was first designated a wild area in 1951 by the Chief of the Forest Service. With the signing of the Wilderness Act of 1964, the area became one of the original components of the National Wilderness System. The original 7,575 acres was increased to the present 12,002 acres by the 1984 North Carolina Wilderness Act.
Mount Mitchell State Park is located in Yancey County, 33 miles north of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker #355.
One of North Carolina's newest state parks, Lake James offers a variety of ways to enjoy the outdoors. Bring family and friends for swimming and sunbathing or enjoy a picnic along the lake shore. Boat, water ski, or fish in cool mountain waters, or take a walk and enjoy an abundance of wildflowers and wildlife along park trails.
The highest peak in Blue Ridge features endless vistas, a mile-high swinging bridge, wildlife habitats, picnicking, and hiking. Located one mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway.