Historic Johnson Farm
Located four miles north of Downtown Hendersonville, Historic Johnson Farm was a late 19th-century tobacco farm that became a popular summer tourist retreat. Today the farm is owned by the Henderson County Public Schools and is operated as a heritage education center and farm museum. The farm features an 1870's boarding house, a barnloft museum, 10 historic buildings, 2 nature trails and 15 acres of fields, forests and streams. 10 minutes from Etowah.
Fishing on the Davidson River
The Davidson River area is located in Transylvania County, and is close to Brevard and Hendersonville. The area is easily accessible by car. Rivers and streams within the Davidson River area support a variety of fishing opportunities including backcountry trout fishing on Cove Creek, more accessible stream fishing on Avery and Looking Glass Creeks, and trophy brown and rainbow trout fishing on the Davidson River proper. 10 minutes from Etowah.
The Blue Ridge Parkway
America's most scenic highway hugs mile-high mountainsides elevated above a patchwork of villages, forests and farms. Frequent overlooks offer fantastic views.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
America's most visited park contains 700 miles of rivers, 800 miles of trails, 20,000 acres of virgin forest, over 1,600 varieties of wildflowers and an abundance of wildlife.
Pisgah National Forest
An 11-mile stretch of US 276 includes campsites, picnic sites, tubing, Looking Glass Falls, Pink Beds and the
Sliding Rock is a recreation area set up by the US Forest Service. It's a 60' natural rock slide with a 6-7 foot deep pool at the base. Lifeguards and staff are on duty from appr. Memorial Day week end to Labor Day and there is a fee of $1 per person to access the area, which is 7.5 miles north of Hwy 64 on Hwy 276. For more info, call the US Forest Service at 828-877-3350. 25 minutes from Etowah.
Cradle of Forestry.
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
WNC Nature Center
Choose your rafting trip according to your group's ages, recreational interests, and past experience.