Trout Unlimited Land-of-Sky

Join this group of anglers and conservationists as they seek to protect area trout and their habitat. There are numerous scenic trout streams in the area; TU members can tell you where to cast your fly!

Apple Valley Model Railroad & Museum

The AVMRC has two free open house’s every week that have been enjoyed by grandparents and grandchildren, as well as kids of all ages for over 2 decades. We offer two operating model RR’s with our inside HO scale layout having 2,000 feet of track. Our new outside layout is a larger G scale. Kids can run a Thomas or Emily train while there. Additionally, we have many historic pictures and items about railroads on display. The Depot is open to the public Saturday from 10 AM until 2 PM and Wednesday afternoon from 1 PM to 3 PM. Admission is free!

Bullington Gardens

Bullington Gardens, once the nursery of Bob Bullington, is a public botanical garden on 12 acres of rolling land providing hands-on education in horticulture and other sciences to students, youth clubs and adults. These gardens incorporate some of the many unusual mature trees that Mr. Bullington collected and introduced to the area. Visitors are welcome to visit and enjoy the gardens and facilities.

Out There

Get out there! A group of local folks encourage you to join them for all types of outdoor activities.

Angels on Ice / WNC Ice Skating Club

Ice skating programs and classes for all ages.

Asheville Track Club

For those who like to run around, all ages and abilities welcome. Visit the site for more info on the exciting First Annual Mount Mitchell to Black Mountain Marathon Challenge!

Applachian Trailplace

Your most complete informational site for hiking the AT. Visit Trailplace.com to get advice, share information and learn about services and issues associated with the AT.

Asheville Lacrosse

Claiming to have two game seasons a year, these guys never let up! I should know, my husband plays on the team! If you want great exercise and good friends, come out to throw the ball with the team.

Blue Ridge Bicycle Club

Whether you ride the parkway or the trails, this club has numerous planned rides with experienced leaders. Asheville has some great places to ride – come learn some new routes with the BRBC.

Asheville Area Ultimate Club

meets three times weekly to have fun and ultimately throw their discs around. Visit their site for more on scheduling and to view lots of ultimate action shots.

North Carolina National Forests

Asheville is located just a stone’s throw from two beautiful National Forest, Nantahala and Pisgah. For a weekend of hiking or biking, a camping adventure, or a Sunday drive, visit this site for information on what to see and do as well as maps of the forests.

Women Outdoors

offers women the opportunity to meet other women who share an appreciation for the outdoors. They have monthly meetings and offer a variety of outdoor activities.