Winter Adventures in Blue Ridge Mountains

Winter Adventures in Blue Ridge Mountains

The Blue Ridge Mountains stretch from Pennsylvania to Georgia, with beautiful portions resting in North Carolina. Feel at peace in the crisp air, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and the hush of winter. This season is a great time to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains, especially if you want a winter adventure.

Winter activities in the Blue Ridge Mountains await in Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville has something for everyone, whether you are looking for a quiet getaway or a packed family vacation.

What to Do in Asheville in the Winter

When you are ready to get out of the house and explore, you can find plenty of ways to enjoy the winter mountains. Here are some of our favorite winter activities in Asheville.

Winter Hikes

With over 3,000 miles of public trails, Asheville has abundant hiking options. Start at one of the many trailheads in downtown Asheville to trek up the mountains or stroll through parks. Keep an eye out for frozen waterfalls along the way.

For something more challenging, try hiking up one of the mountains on the edge of town — you will get jaw-dropping views of Asheville and its surroundings from above. From moderate hikes and panoramic views like Looking Glass Rock to more difficult-to-access trails like Mount Pisgah, hikers have seemingly endless options.

Winter Wonders

You do not have to be out on the trails to witness winter's magic this time of year. Just grab your camera and head downtown. Asheville has dozens of museums, galleries and other attractions where you can learn about local history or science, enjoy art exhibitions or take a break from exploring outdoors. Here are a few you will not want to miss:

  • The Biltmore House: Take a trip through time at the Biltmore Estate. This estate has been restored to its former glory and offers tours year-round, including an enchanting Christmas display each December. 
  • The NC Arboretum: Feel as though you are walking through a storybook by visiting the NC Arboretum's expansive Winter Lights. 
  • The Omni Park Grove Inn: This cozy inn hosts an annual gingerbread competition where competitors use their creativity and culinary expertise to create the ultimate gingerbread houses. Marvel at the creations or join the festivity yourself.

Winter Sports and Activities

If snow sports are more your style, check out the many local ski resorts and try something new this winter. From cross-country skiing at Elk Knob State Park to tubing at Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park, Asheville gives visitors many opportunities to get active.

Book a Winter Stay in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Winter is here, and the Blue Ridge Mountains call your name. The next time you travel through Asheville, stay at Asheville East KOA. You can find a wide range of amenities to help you and your family have everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. Choose from Tent Sites, spacious RV Sites and Deluxe Cabins. 

Book your stay today and make the most of your winter adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

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