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Things to Do

Blue Ridge Parkway
America's Favorite Drive
Dubbed "America's Favorite Drive", the Blue Ridge Parkway is just 15 minutes from the town center. Head North on the Parkway to discover Craggy Gardens and Mount Mitchell.  Head South and you'll find the new Visitor's Center and Folk Art Center.  You'll see beautiful views along your drive no matter which direction you choose.
Museums & Historic Sites
Dry Ridge Museum
The Dry Ridge Historical Museum, housed in the Weaverville Public Library, documents the life of the area’s first settlers dating back to 1787. The museum displays a collection of artifacts that include furniture, tools, clothing, letters, ledgers, books, photographs, and portraits.  Open Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  
41 N Main St
Weaverville, NC 28787
Vance Birthplace
Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace is the restored pioneer childhood homestead of North Carolina's Civil War governor and reconstructionist senator. Nestled in the picturesque Reems Creek Valley below the mountains, just a few miles from Weaverville, Vance Birthplace makes an excellent family outing to explore the old grounds, house, outbuildings, and visitor center.
911 Reems Creek Rd
Weaverville, NC 28787
Outdoor Recreation
Alexander Mountain Bike Park
Alexander Bike Park has 6 miles of intermediate singletrack trails and consists of two loops. The short loop is 1.1 miles with variable terrain. The long loop consists of 5 miles of tight-twisting singletrack with moderate climbs. The park also has a dual slalom downhill track that will challenge even the most experienced riders.
90 Old Marshall Hwy
Alexander, NC 28701
Karpen Soccer Field
The outdoor facility includes two soccer fields and a walking track. The park is open during daylight hours only.
207 Reems Creek Rd
Weaverville, NC 28787
Lake Louise Park
Lake Louise Park is the Town of Weaverville's primary recreation facility maintained by the Recreation department. Originally named Lake Juanita, the area was bought by the city way back in 1936. The area was extensively renovated and improved in 1987 to become a wonderful gathering place for folks of all ages. You'll find plenty of parking for the area's picnic tables and shelters, grills, playground equipment, a fitness area and a 0.61 mile walking trail.
Merrimon Ave/Lakeshore Dr intersection
Weaverville, NC 28787
Main Street Nature Park
The Main Street Nature Park is located behind Town Hall and runs parallel to Main Street.  This facility has a walking trail that does allow dogs on a leash.  This facility is managed by the Main Street Nature Park Steering Committee as a demonstration facility for creating natural habitats for flora and fauna.   Entrances to the park are located behind Town Hall, behind the Public Parking lot, or off Pine Street.
Weaverville, NC 28787
Rattlesnake Lodge
The Rattlesnake Lodge area is above mile post 375 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and can be reached by two common paths.  One, from the Tanbark RidgeTunnel, where there is some limited parking, is .44 miles long and takes about 20 minutes. Moderate hike. The other, a trip of 1.42 miles from Bull Gap, is not as steep. To get to the start at the gap, leave the Parkway at the Ox Creek Road, and continue to the right for  about .6 miles. There is a small parking area at BullGap. Go about 50 yards to the gap and turn left on the Mountain to Sea trail. The trail is marked with white blazes.  It is an easy walk to the lodge area.
Mile post 375 Blue Ridge Parkway
Spas & Salons
A Way to Heal Massage
A certified massage therapist with several years of experience offering customized therapeutic massage. Felice Nord, NC #06431
Weaverville, NC 28787
Aabani Salon & Spa
Color experts, hair enthusiasts, skin specialists.  Exclusively Aveda.
12 North Main St
Weaverville, NC 28787
Mountain Massage
Mountain Massage Studios is located in downtown Weaverville. Kelly Gilmore, Caroline Hobson and Greg Zocher are certified massage therapists and yoga teachers who offer a wide variety of holistic modalities in a relaxed and healthy environment.
113 #B North Main St
Weaverville, NC 28787

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