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Breathe in that North Carolina Mountain Air

Camping in the Carolinas


No matter the time of year, the mountains of North Carolina are beautiful and filled with exciting outdoor adventures, breathtaking scenery, and unique attractions. From the dense greenery of summer, to the fiery colors of the autumn leaves, you will be happy you loaded up the camper and took a road trip to experience a few of the best places to visit in the North Carolina Mountains.

Location | Asheville is located at the confluence of the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers, and is the largest city in Western North Carolina. Boone is located within a three-hour drive, or less, from major cities and airports in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Hendersonville is just 22 miles southeast of Asheville. Generally traveling from south to north, I-26 in North Carolina connects Hendersonville, Asheville, and the Tri-Cities region in Tennessee.

Weather | The North Carolina Mountains welcome cool springs, mild summers, colorful autumns, and brisk winters. Truly any season is the perfect season to venture to this region! Spring is typically mild and fairly wet, as well as very scenic since the new leaves and wildflowers advance higher in elevation. In summertime, temperatures in the mountain valleys are typically in the mid 80’s, only reaching 90 or above at times, and scattered afternoon thunderstorms are likely. Fall offers spectacular leaf displays, cooler temperatures (60’s and 70’s), clear, dry, crisp air, and great weather for hiking. You will experience occasional snow during Winter, with average highs in the 40’s and 50’s.

Tourism – What to Expect | Due to the amount of outdoor activities, weather, and scenery, most individuals enjoy visiting during Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Let’s Gather Around the Campfire | Follow along as we explore the 3 main cities in the North Carolina Mountains: Asheville, Boone, and Hendersonville!

Asheville | Asheville has a rich architectural legacy and is the perfect outdoor playground for all ages! This thriving mountain city features a funky and eclectic downtown, more than 30 art galleries downtown, a flourishing culinary scene, a booming live music scene and, of course, the breathtaking scenery of the Appalachian Mountains.

Entertainment: Whether you are a first-time visitor, or well acquainted with the flair of this mountainous city, the opportunities are endless when it comes to experiencing all that Asheville has to offer.


Attractions: You will fall in LOVE with Asheville’s iconic landmarks, the natural beauty, and the true allure of this popular city. There is always something to do, no matter the time of day or even the season!


Dining: From Mediterranean to vegetarian, four-star cuisine to down-home cooking, and mountain trout caviar to sweet potato salad… This city’s vibrant restaurant scene goes well beyond its Southern cooking and roots. Your taste buds will thank you for this culinary experience!


For more information on Asheville, visit Explore Asheville!

Boone | Whether you visit during thecool springs, mild summers, colorful autumns, or brisk winters… You will find your perfect version of getting away from the everyday routine. Start a new family tradition, find an exciting adventure – Boone is the destination for you!

Entertainment: This city has an incredibly vibrant art, history, and cultural scene. While in town, you can tour the historic frescoes that adorn area churches, visit the historic Jones House, or browse the specialty shops in downtown Boone.


Attractions: Each season holds unlimited, exciting outdoor adventures! Become one with nature, take in the views, and reset your mind. The Boone area has the most concentrated cluster of ski slopes in the entire region, as well as inviting forests and trout streams.


Dining: For any taste or any budget, there is a wealth of award-winning and widely praised dining options in the Boone area. Options range from barbecue to sushi, spa cuisine to bistro fare, pub food to fine dining, and let’s not forget down-home cooking that reminds you of Sunday dinners at Grandma’s!


To learn more about Boone, head on over to Explore Boone!

Hendersonville | Hendersonville stands out with a friendly downtown, distinctive hiking trails, family activities, a thriving culinary scene, and a collection of wineries, breweries, and cideries that comprise the popular Cheers! Trail. Escape life with a trip to Hendersonville!

Entertainment: The area’s history of functional craft and storytelling lives on! There are many artists who draw inspiration from the region’s stunning landscapes and the flora and fauna native to the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Attractions: Whether you want to take the family apple picking, enjoy the tastes of wine and hard cider, or explore a waterfall – There is lots to see and do in Hendersonville!


Dining: This city may be known for their apples, but that has led them to being a nationally accredited wine region, hard cider industry, and flourishing food scene. The region’s pristine mountain waters are a draw for the area’s breweries.


Check out Visit Hendersonville for more on this city!

Happy Camping in the Carolinas | Whether you put Asheville, Boone, or Hendersonville in your GPS, you are in for quite the adventure. Take a deep breath of mountain air – You will be happy you traveled through western North Carolina!

So, pack up the camper, grab your tent, and let’s go Camping in the Carolinas.

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