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Picture of City Halll in Brevard, NC.

Brevard "The Land of Waterfalls"

Brevard is famous for the many waterfalls nearby, therefore getting the name "The Land of Waterfalls". Brevard is one of those little known gems that can delight you and put a smile on your face; not so much for the facilities offered by the town but for the beauty and wonder of nature. So leave the motel room behind and get out and explore. And, there is plenty to explore.

Brevard is a small town with many options for its size. It has a variety of restaurants and shops for those who enjoy eating and shopping located in downtown.

The White Squirrel Festival is held Memorial Day weekend each year at the end of May. It features the Squirrel Box Derby cars that race down to Jailhouse Hill. The rare white squirrel is commonly seen in Brevard.

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Picture of Brevard Music Center. Brevard Music Center

349 Andante Lane
Brevard, NC 28712

(828) 862-2100

Website: https://www.brevardmusic.org/
Reviews: TripAdvisor

Brevard Music Center is situated on a wooded 180-acre campus in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Brevard. The Brevard Music Center is both a festival and an institution of music. Musicians from many parts of the world come together to study, learn, and perform -- and do they perform! It is not easy to find any venue with better acoustics and sound.

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Picture of Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah Forest State Park. Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah National Forest

Website: Pisgah National Forest
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Pisgah National Forest is located near Brevard on Hwy 276. Pisgah National Forest is over 500,000 acres and is primarily a hardwood forest.

Pisgah offers many recreational activities ranging from waterfall viewing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, wading, swimming and fishing. Note, however, that the water in the mountain streams is cold. At one location in the forest you will find a fish hatchery for mountain trout.

The magnificent Looking Glass Falls is located on the main highway, Hwy 276, and no hiking is required to see this beautiful waterfall.

Pisgah National Forest is also home of the Cradle of Forestry in America. The facility is opened from 13 April, 2013 through 19 Oct. 2013. Forestry in the United States began at the Pisgah National Forest and George Vanderbilt, who built the Biltmore house and owned many, many acres, was an initial promoter of forestry.

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Picture of Triple Falls in Dupont Forest State Park. Triple Falls in Dupont State Forest

Website: Dupont State Forest
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Hours: 5:00a - 10:00p

Parts of the movies "The Hunger Games" and the "Last of the Mohicans" were shot in Dupont Forest.

Dupont State Recreational Forest covers an area of 10,400 acres and is located about half-way between Hendersonville and Brevard. It provides over 90 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails throughout the forest.

In addition, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking are allowed were permitted. There are six scenic waterfalls in Dupont Forest; Triple Falls, High Falls, Hooker Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Grassy Creek Falls, and Wintergreen Falls.

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Picture of White Squirrel found in Brevard NC.

White Squirrel Festival

Brevard is known for its population of rare White Squirrels that comprise about 25% of the squirrels in the area. This unique characteristic gives to the annual White Squirrel Festival that is held on Memorial Day weekend (last weekend in May). 

The festival features The Squirrel Box Derby downhill race,  Annual White Squirrel 5K/10K foot race, the White Squirrel Photo Contest, and the White Squirrel Dance-off.  The is also live music, food , arts and crafts and a parade. And of course, don't forget to meet “Pisgah Pete,” a rescued white squirrel, who will make his annual appearance at the festival and has become the town mascot.