Outdoors

From dustings to blizzards, we have a long relationship with snow here in the mountains.
We’re highlighting the 23 best parks that Asheville, NC has to offer — complete with dog parks, sports facilities, and nature trails.
Plus, how to see them up close.
Here’s how you can celebrate.
Buncombe County’s first state park has acquired 230 more acres and started writing its master plan.
Pot it like it’s hot at this private shopping event featuring plants aplenty and fellow gardening enthusiasts.
How to prepare your garden and what to plant in the winter months.
There’s more to this native evergreen shrub than just holiday decor.
Prepare for winter weather in Asheville, NC with these seasonal temperature and precipitation outlooks.
Pétanque, a French sport similar to bocce ball, is a staple in Asheville. Learn how and where to play.
Winter is coming — but you can still find fresh produce and food at these farmers markets.
The colorful rings of the iconic caterpillar may predict the severity of the upcoming winter.
Plus, every public court where you can play tennis or pickleball.
This will be her second appearance at the games — in 2019, she finished in seventh place.
Work is set to begin on bridges and tunnels that will help area wildlife cross roads more safely and reduce collisions.
The Barnardsville resident cranked out 500,635 ft. of elevation gain across 933 miles — breaking the previous elevation record by over 100,000 ft.
This winged emblems of scary season are vital to the health of our environment.
The recently adopted Close the GAP plan, an 800-page document two years in the making, outlines how to make walkways safer, more accessible, and better-suited for commuters.
Asheville Adventure Company’s e-bike tours offer accessible natural excursions.
Poisonous Jack O’Lantern mushrooms resemble seasonal gourds and also glow in the dark.
We’re sharing red hot facts about NC’s official state bird.
Need a new hobby that will make time fly? You may enjoy these local disc golf courses.
PARI is one of only three International Dark Sky-certified Parks in North Carolina — and it has fascinating ties to NASA and the Cold War.
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See extra orange in the trees this fall? It’s not just leaves — it’s a contingent of the ~500,000 monarch butterflies making their annual migration South.
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The Bailey Mountain hike is an annual tradition for Mars Hill University’s new students to get outside, challenge themselves, and connect with faculty, staff + the world around them.
With this newest section complete, there’s now a four-mile stretch of public greenway alongside the French Broad River.
Find apples, baked goods, and sunflowers at Grandad’s Apples N’Such.
Get plugged into the Asheville scene with these Facebook communities, including real estate, food + beverage, and outdoor activities.
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