White Horse Nearby

 

Town of Black Mountain: Calling itself “the little town that rocks,” Black Mountain is full of quaint and quirky shops and offers a number of excellent restaurants, two craft breweries and a cider distillery. Two oversized rocking chairs on Town Square are ideal for selfies.

Town of Montreat: Just north of Black Mountain, this “Presbyterian Mecca” is home to Montreat College, the Presbyterian Heritage Center, and one of the famous Ben Long IV frescoes in the Chapel of the Prodigal. 

Swannanoa Valley Museum and Black Mountain Center for the Arts: The museum and the arts center on State Street highlight the history of the valley that was the “way west” for many immigrants in the 18th  and 19th centuries and the arts that have long been a part of the culture of the valley.

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