Brevard Transylvania county waterfalls. Hooker Falls at Dupont State Park in the fall.

Brevard, NC

The town of Brevard is a mountain gem located 35 miles southwest of Asheville. Sitting at an elevation of 2,231 feet, this Transylvania County community is known for its unique combination of small-town family values, world-class music and arts, and breathtaking natural beauty. Here you will encounter endless opportunities to explore a little bit of everything Western North Carolina has to offer.

With 250 waterfalls located in Transylvania County, nature’s abundance is available at Brevard’s doorstep. Options for waterfall spectating run the gamut from roadside accessibility at Looking Glass Falls to off-trail adventures leading to more clandestine cascades like Paradise Falls. Adventure awaits cyclists on the over 300 miles of mountain bike trails accessible in adjacent Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest. Hikers can enjoy summit views from the signature granite domes of Looking Glass Rock, Cedar Rock, and John’s Rock trails. And anglers will encounter beautiful native trout in sparkling clear waterways like the Davidson and French Broad Rivers.

Brevard has also garnered a reputation for its high-quality craft beer offerings. Local breweries like Brevard Brewing Company, Ecusta Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, and Noblebräu Brewing are just a few of the many options available to quench your thirst after a day of exploration. If other spirits are more your speed, downtown has several excellent options for wining and dining including Wine Down, Jordan Street Cafe, The Falls Landing, Square Root Cafe and many more.

With Grammy award-winning artists like the Steep Canyon Rangers calling Brevard home, it’s no wonder why this area is also known for its world-class music. The Brevard Music Center offers concerts and festivals featuring the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. True to the town’s culture and values, many of these performances serve as fundraisers for local nonprofit organizations that benefit the community. Brevard knows how to embrace its unique quirks and turn them into something fun too; a perfect example of this is Brevard’s White Squirrel Festival. White squirrels are native to the area, and their signature pelt is celebrated at this free street festival featuring a seasonal White Squirrel Whit beer from Brevard Brewing, live music, art vendors, and street games.

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