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Adventure and Culture Come Together in Pisgah Forest, N.C.

Along U.S. Route 64 just northeast of Brevard sits Pisgah Forest, N.C., a small, unincorporated community in Transylvania County. Taking its name from the renowned mountain forest in which it is located, Pisgah Forest is home to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, camping, fishing and whitewater rafting. Its proximity to Brevard, Asheville and Hendersonville means you’re never far from world-class restaurants, shops and cultural events.

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Pisgah Forest has a small-town feel with a friendly and welcoming community. Properties in Pisgah Forest offer a range of options for every taste and budget. Looking for a modern mountain estate, a fixer-upper, or acreage on which to build? You’ll find it all in Pisgah Forest.

Hiking and camping near Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest is a hiker’s paradise. There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails to explore, ranging from easy walks to challenging climbs. Some of the most popular trails include the Art Loeb Trail, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and the Looking Glass Rock Trail. In addition, there are a variety of campgrounds located in Pisgah National Forest, ranging from primitive sites to RV-friendly campgrounds. Some of the most popular campgrounds include the Davidson River Campground, the Mount Pisgah Campground and the Shining Rock Campground.

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Entertaining day trips from Pisgah Forest

Nearby cities offer easy access to all manner of cultural offerings. Brevard, 3 miles away, is home to the world-renowned Brevard Music Center and its Summer Music Festival, the Porter Center for Performing Arts at Brevard College, and a vibrant live music community. Downtown hosts several fun festivals throughout the year, including The White Squirrel Festival, Halloweenfest and Twilight Tour, but downtown visitors can find much to explore year-round. Picturesque Main Street, anchored by a stately courthouse, is brimming with local shops, galleries and restaurants.

Hendersonville, a quick 16-mile drive northeast of Pisgah Forest, offers many options for an afternoon of entertainment. The Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County features giant geodes, minerals and dinosaur eggs; Hands On! Children’s museum boasts a fun environment for learning; and the Henderson County Heritage Museum, in the 1905 county courthouse downtown, features a gallery of regional Carolina history. Or simply stroll down Hendersonville’s historic Main Street, taking in the quaint shops and popular eateries.

Asheville, 40 minutes north of Pisgah Forest, serves up everything from small, independent boutiques and specialty stores, to world-class restaurants and brew pubs, to exciting entertainment venues. Boasting one of the most impressive concentrations of art deco architecture in the country — uniquely set against a breathtaking backdrop of mountains and music — downtown Asheville offers a full day of activity just a short drive from Pisgah Forest.

For more information about real estate in Pisgah Forest, or anywhere in Asheville or Western N.C., contact us at, or call us anytime at 828-707-9556.

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