Part 1 in our series of Creating Unique Vacation Memories in Asheville, NC

Asheville is known for its beautiful mountains and scenic views but don’t forget that nestled among these winding wonders are also lakes and rivers to refresh and replenish. They make for unique ways to experience our mountain lifestyle.

To assist you in planning for your outdoor adventure in Asheville, Inspired Getaway has compiled a giant list of outdoor and scenic experiences you’ll never forget. From the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the splashes of the cold rivers, here is a list of amazing ways to truly and uniquely experience Asheville for thrill-seekers and chill seekers. 

Discover Our Treetops

Everyone enjoys the mountain views but how about getting really up close and personal?

Go swinging through the trees and bring joy to your inner spirit with one of the area’s top Ziplining companies! Here’s what’s available for booking:

  1. Navitat Canopy Adventures
  2. The Gorge – A Zipline Canopy Adventure
  3. Asheville Treetop adventures
  4. French Broad Adventures

Splash Around


Fly Fishing

Ready to experience something new on the river? Book a fly fishing tour with the most experienced, professional Fly Fishing Company in the area, Asheville Fly Fishing Co. These highly trained, very passionate fly fishing tour guides will take you out to the most exclusive, untouched areas of the blue ridge waterways.

Upgrade your river experience with Asheville Fly Fishing Co. by asking them about their wine and cheese river float! Perfect for that romantic date night, anniversary, celebrating birthdays and more…

Asheville Fly Fishing Guides


SUP – (aka) Stand Up Paddleboarding! Whether its on the French Broad River, Lake Fontana, Lake James, Lake Lure, or one of the other local rivers, SUP is something the whole family can enjoy. Here are some SUP companies to help get you started:


Want a more laid back approach to getting on the river? Tubing is the way to go. Here are some companies that will escort you to the shore and give you a landing spot making this river experience easy and relaxing!

Whitewater Rafting – Whitewater Rafting is a great way to experience the river in a boat with your favorite group of people. Here’s where to find it:

Lake Lure Beach or Marina – Lake Lure is one of the most romantic, breathtaking areas in all of Western North Carolina. Everything from lake activities to Chimney Rock views and dining at one of the local wineries or restaurants, Lake Lure is a top destination for NC vacationers. Here’s what’s open! 

Lake Lure Beach & Marina

What are you waiting for? Start Planning!

Now that you have a plethora of local activities to consider, this is the time to start planning your mountain vacation at Inspired Getaway! Here are some other great resources for when searching for things to do in Asheville: