Take a Day Hike – Bent Creek

Monthly Archives: June 2014

Take a Day Hike – Bent Creek

Our last destination this month is a bit closer to home, but still a great spot for some outdoor exercise! Who says you have to travel far to work out in some fresh air?   The Bent Creek Experimental Forest is a mere 15 minute drive from the heart of Asheville, and is filled with Continue Reading

Active Rest Day – Max Patch Loop Trail

The Great AFF-alachian Trail Race has begun here at AFF, so in between those gym workouts or neighborhood runs, spend a warm afternoon out on the trails this week and check out the Max Patch Bald on the Appalachian Trail.   Although a bit of a drive outside of Asheville, this hike does not disappoint Continue Reading

Burn Energy and Stay Cool – Paddling the French Broad

When the temperatures start to rise, nothing feels better than a day spent on the water.  The French Broad River travels straight through Asheville, and it makes for a great adventure to compliment your fitness routine.   Kayaking or canoeing down the French Broad is a popular activity during the summer heat.  The river is Continue Reading

Leg Day Substitute: Mt. Pisgah Trail

Spring is transitioning into Summer here in Western North Carolina, and much of the Asheville population is gearing up and heading outdoors to take advantage of our diverse surroundings.  As much as the city of Asheville provides its population with arts, culture, and endless entertainments, it also provides everyone with easy access to a buffet Continue Reading