Buncombe County, North Carolina, is thought of as the county ‘Where Nature Meets Community.’ Situated between the Blue Ridge and the Smoky Mountains, this 200-year-old county has a stunning backdrop of mountain peaks and is surrounded by lakes, streams, and beautiful parkland. Not only that, but the rich history created by the communities here make it not only an interesting place to live but an extremely welcoming one too.
Many of the attractions in this county are found in the great outdoors. Lake Julian offers spectacular views as well as great fishing opportunities for bass, tilapia, catfish and more. There are also paddle boats available for hire here, as well as a range of outdoor games and lovely picnic spots. If you enjoy walking, you can find beautiful trails all over the county. The Buncombe County Sports Park is a good option for walking. You can also play soccer or volleyball here, and there is a playground for children. The county offers many opportunities to get involved in team sports, with programs for both youth and adults.
If you enjoy history and culture, you will not want to miss out on visiting the Asheville Art Museum. For other fun historical days out, visit the Colburn Gem & Mineral Museum or the YMU Cultural Center. The vibrant area of Downtown Asheville is certainly worth experiencing too, with talented buskers and performers lining the streets, and numerous independent local boutiques to explore.