As North Carolina’s COVID-19 restrictions continue to lift, we are excited to see local residents and guests alike hit the trails again. Over the last 125 years, Western North Carolina has worked diligently to maintain a place of natural beauty in our mountains where everyone can enjoy the renewal that a little space and fresh air brings.
Stay up to date on some of our favorite location openings, and plan your next adventure with a picnic to go from Fork Lore’s takeout menu. We are offering perfect picnic food with crisp salads and sandwiches stacked high enough to satisfy the hungriest hiker. Peruse our menu.
Located just minutes away from Hilton Biltmore Park, the North Carolina Arboretum offers pleasantly flat trails with benches for a nice languid walk, or uphill climbs for someone looking for more of a challenge. If you are only planning to picnic, you’ll find plenty of options close to your car for a quick getaway surrounded by some of the best flora and fauna our region has to offer.
Pull-offs, trails and glorious mountain views abound on the Blue Ridge Parkway. One thing we love about a Parkway picnic is that there is no need to wait for a table – just spread your blanket on a favorite grassy knoll.
A ticket to this Asheville legend entitles you to tour the House and Grounds. 8,000 Acres of Biltmore land offers plenty of space for a sweet picnic. You may want to bring your wine glasses to enjoy a bottle from Biltmore’s own winery.
So little time, so much to explore. One of our favorite picnic spots is in the woods surrounding the fish hatchery. There are plenty of waterfalls to explore on the moderately difficult trails nearby.
Wherever you choose for a picnic, we hope you enjoy the crisp, fresh mountain air. After several weeks of staying home, it’s time to clear your mind!