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Guidebook for Balsam Grove

Kathy And Dan

Guidebook for Balsam Grove

Arts & Culture
Discover a hidden space center deep in Pisgah National Forest. If you are fascinated with science and the stars, The Learning Center at PARI (formerly called Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute) is a must-see , 4 miles from us. This complex was initially developed by NASA in 1962 as the east coast facility to track satellites and monitor manned space flights. Today, it's a non-profit educational and world-class research center known for their massive radio telescopes. The 30-building campus dotted with all sizes of telescopes is well-protected from man-made light pollution and radio interference.
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
1 Pari Dr
Discover a hidden space center deep in Pisgah National Forest. If you are fascinated with science and the stars, The Learning Center at PARI (formerly called Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute) is a must-see , 4 miles from us. This complex was initially developed by NASA in 1962 as the east coast facility to track satellites and monitor manned space flights. Today, it's a non-profit educational and world-class research center known for their massive radio telescopes. The 30-building campus dotted with all sizes of telescopes is well-protected from man-made light pollution and radio interference.
Brevard Music Festival. Keith Lockhart, of Boston Pops fame, leads faculty, students and celebrated guest artists through a summer festival season of incomparable performances, ranging from symphony to opera to pops to jazz. The Paul Porter Center on the Brevard College campus is an acoustic marvel of a theater, offering a regular schedule of top-tier events. Music takes center stage at Transylvania County's many seasonal festivals, featuring homegrown talent like the Steep Canyon Rangers (often with Steve Martin in tow) and Shannon Whitworth.
Brevard Music Center Lake
Brevard Music Festival. Keith Lockhart, of Boston Pops fame, leads faculty, students and celebrated guest artists through a summer festival season of incomparable performances, ranging from symphony to opera to pops to jazz. The Paul Porter Center on the Brevard College campus is an acoustic marvel of a theater, offering a regular schedule of top-tier events. Music takes center stage at Transylvania County's many seasonal festivals, featuring homegrown talent like the Steep Canyon Rangers (often with Steve Martin in tow) and Shannon Whitworth.
Parks & Nature
A place for families to slide down a gigantic rock into a water pool. Bring a picnic lunch as there are picnic tables available. Nearby find Looking Glass Waterfall which is one of the most picturesque and highly visited waterfalls in the county. Tackle some of the best climbing in the Southeast. Looking Glass Rock, one of the largest monoliths in North America offers stages from 2 to 8 and up to 600 feet.
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Sliding Rock
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A place for families to slide down a gigantic rock into a water pool. Bring a picnic lunch as there are picnic tables available. Nearby find Looking Glass Waterfall which is one of the most picturesque and highly visited waterfalls in the county. Tackle some of the best climbing in the Southeast. Looking Glass Rock, one of the largest monoliths in North America offers stages from 2 to 8 and up to 600 feet.
The canoeing and kayaking river trips can last from 3 hours and up. Cool off with a lazy float down the French Broad on a tubing river trip. All trips including the canoeing and kayaking river trips are self-guided with the exception of seasonal special events. Maps and hiking trails information is available at the shot. Fly fishing program offers guided fly fishing trips. Shuttle services available. This is a great place for family outings.
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Headwaters Outfitters
25 Parkway Road
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The canoeing and kayaking river trips can last from 3 hours and up. Cool off with a lazy float down the French Broad on a tubing river trip. All trips including the canoeing and kayaking river trips are self-guided with the exception of seasonal special events. Maps and hiking trails information is available at the shot. Fly fishing program offers guided fly fishing trips. Shuttle services available. This is a great place for family outings.
This waterfall requires a quarter of a mile hike ending with a set of stairs for an up close view . This is less than five miles from our location. This falls has a spectacular view and worth the hike to see it.
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Courthouse Falls
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This waterfall requires a quarter of a mile hike ending with a set of stairs for an up close view . This is less than five miles from our location. This falls has a spectacular view and worth the hike to see it.
Sightseeing
These falls are within hiking distance of our AirBnB. When reaching falls, trail leads on to view the third falls which is beautiful.
Three magnificent Waterfalls easily accessible off of Parkway Road (Hwy #215). These are only about 1/2 mile from our location. The French Broad/Mills Shoals Waterfalls join while the Bird Rock Falls is .3 mile on a hiking trail downstream.
Living Waters - great place for photography
7831 Parkway Rd
Three magnificent Waterfalls easily accessible off of Parkway Road (Hwy #215). These are only about 1/2 mile from our location. The French Broad/Mills Shoals Waterfalls join while the Bird Rock Falls is .3 mile on a hiking trail downstream.
Food scene
One of the best BBQ and Craft Beer restaurants in town. Very casual, kids welcome.
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Magpie Meat & Three
170 King St
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One of the best BBQ and Craft Beer restaurants in town. Very casual, kids welcome.
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The Square Root
33 Times Arcade Alley
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The Ktchn
44 East Main Street
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Wine Down on Main
28 E Main St
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Jordan Street Cafe
48 West Jordan Street
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Jonie's Diner
8121 Parkway Road