Things to Do

Sports & Recreation

River and Earth Adventures, Inc.

Whitewater rafting, cave tours, tubing, canoe/kayak rentals, and much more. Locations in Asheville, Boone, Marshall North Carolina, Elizabethton Tennessee. Lunches include local and organic foods. The best outdoor adventures in the high country. The only guide-owned and operated outfitter in the area. Guaranteed best customer service. The only eco-tourism outfitter in the High Country. Call for Reservations! Tours start at $15.

(866) 411-RAFT

Asheville Tourists Baseball

Take yourself down to the ballgame next year (the 2011 season is completed) at McCormic Field, 30 Buchanan St., as you watch Asheville’s minor-league heroes, The Tourists, confront a host of regional contenders.

(828) 258-0428

Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School

Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School is the south’s only AMGA Accredited Guide Service. They offer rock climbing, ice climbing guiding and rock climbing courses across North Carolina. A great and exciting way to see the Mountains! FMG also offers a teen adventure summer camps June through August. We only use American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) trained and certified Instructors and Guides. No other guide service in the Southeastern USA upholds this incredibly high standard. Excellence in Rock Guiding and Instruction since 1994.
– The South’s only AMGA Accredited Guide Service
– AMGA Certified Instructors or Guides on every trip
– No experience necessary
– We cater to all ability levels and ages

Toll Free: 1-888-28-GUIDE (4843)

Diamond Brand Outdoors

Diamond Brand Outdoors is a complete outfitter and guide service in Arden, NC and in Downtown Asheville, NC. Whether you love hiking, camping, fly fishing, rock climbing, kayaking, or canoeing, Diamond Brand Outdoors is your one-stop shop for gear and information for your adventures in beautiful Western North Carolina!

Asheville Bicycle Racing Club

Asheville Bicycle Racing Club is a competitive biking club open to men and women of all ages,offering weekly rides and training.

828-684-1085

Tortoise & Hare: Running Outfitters

A specialty running and walking store that caters to all skill levels. We offer video gait analysis on a treadmill to get you in the correct shoe and we have a wide variety of apparel and other necessities

Exit 6 off I-26, Long Shaols Rd., Biltmore Park Map It

828-681-5325

WNC Run/Walk for Autism

The Autism Society of North Carolina is the best source in North Carolina for connecting people who live with autism (and those who care about them) with resources, support, advocacy and information tailored to their unique needs. Asheville.com is proud to be a sponsor of the WNC Run/Walk for Autism.

Girls on the Run of WNC

Girls on the Run is a life-changing, experiential learning programs for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.

Asheville Ultimate Club

Asheville 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.

Scenic Wolf Resort

Enjoy the breathtaking views from Scenic Wolf Resort’s luxurious cabins year round! Wintertime guests enjoy skiing on 72 acres of the best mountain slopes. Spring and summer days can be spent swimming, mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fishing, or golfing at a nearby course. Leaf season is simply amazing! 30 properties, $241-$493/night. Breathtaking views, spacious cabins, fireplaces, private hot tubs, glass-enclosed heated pool, pet friendly, free Wi-Fi, free local fun including golf, skiing, whitewater rafting, and LaZoom tour.

(855) 807-1842

British Car Club of Western North Carolina

This club began in 1994 and has grown to over 60 members who like to share their enthusiasm and favorite car wax formula for their British sports cars.

Western North Carolina Sierra Club

Western North Carolina Sierra Club has monthly meetings offering educational speakers. They also have planned some awesome hikes in our beautiful mountains. The club meets Jan. to Nov. at 6:30PMon the second Tues. of the month at the Paine-Webber building on Charlotte Street.

828-645-8917

Asheville Rugby Football Club

Play Hard! Play Rugby! Asheville Rugby is a member of USA Rugby and USA Rugby South. We play a competitive fall, spring and summer season. We encourage new players to join us and learn the game and traditions of rugby. No experience is necessary.

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.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day

National Girls and Women in Sports Day, held at UNC-A, is a community event designed to expose women and girls to a variety of activities to inspire them to lead active, healthy lives. For more info, or to register, contact Allison Dains.

828-350-2058

YWCA of Asheville

Eliminating racism, empowering women — it’s what the YWCA is about and what it intends to do. The YWCA of Asheville offers programs in Aquatics, including swim lessons, lap and open swims, water aerobics, lifeguard training, and more.
Asheville.com is proud to be an Advocate of the YWCA of Asheville.

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!

Asphalt Sisters: Blue Ridge Chapter

Asphalt Sisters: Blue Ridge Chapter are an Asheville, NC area all female motorcycle group. Their group includes all types/makes of motorcycle and skill levels. They are a no drama “no fuss-no muss” riding group. They welcome ALL FEMALE RIDERS from all walks of life, and all stages of life. Their goal is to bring together women who enjoy riding and want camaraderie on the road. They want everyone to feel welcome and part of the group. They are open to destination ideas, and encourage suggestions. They hope to meet you soon!
Aston Park Tennis Center
Aston Park Tennis Center is one of the finest public clay court facilities in the United States. There are 12 lighted clay courts designed and constructed of the Har Tru Fast Dry clay court material. The center is open to the public.

Warren Wilson College Ultimate Team

Most people still call it Frisbee, but the Warren Wilson Ultimate Team takes the sport to a new level by competing in competitions across the country. Ultimate Frisbee combines elements of soccer, football and basketball in a fast-paced game, played with a Frisbee, where everyone is a quarterback and everyone is a receiver.

Food Lion Skate Park

Food Lion Skate Park is an outdoor skateboarding park at the corner of Flint and Cherry streets in downtown Asheville.

828-225-7184

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.

Trout Unlimited Land-of-Sky

Trout Unlimited Land-of-Sky is an organization of anglers and conservationists dedicated to the protection of trout and their habitat. Visit their site to learn more about those trout streams within casting distance of Asheville.

Women’s Rugby Club

Women’s Rugby Club needs approximately 20 women for Asheville’s First Women’s Rugby Club. No experience necessary to be part of the team. Call Jessica Maddox for more information.

828-683-8739

Liberty Bicycles

“Always friendly, always helpful!” The center for cycling in Western North Carolina – road and mountain – since 1980! A Velo Business “Top 100 Dealer” for 7 years in a row!

828-684-1085 (local) or 1-800-96BIKES

Asheville Municipal Golf Course

The Asheville Municipal Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in Western North Carolina. The 18-hole golf course designed by Hall of Fame Golf Architect, Donald Ross opened for play in 1927.

Thomas Wolke 8K

On a cool, sunny Autumn morning, the leaves beginning to change, 400 runners try for their personal bests as they race 8 kilometers to benefit the Thomas Wolfe Memorial and the Asheville Track Club Shoe Fund. Asheville.com is proud to be a sponsor of the Race for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial.

North Carolina’s National Forests

Take a look at some of the nation’s top national forests located in the great state of North Carolina.

Appalachian Trail Conference

Appalachian Trail Conference maintains the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail footpath and helps manage the lands that protect it.

Western North Carolina Racing Pigeon Club

Western North Carolina Racing Pigeon Club meets monthly and has two pigeon racing seasons each year.