A Local’s Guide to the Best of Spring in Western NC

Spring in Western NC is one of the best times to experience the region’s natural beauty! The Blue Ridge Parkway winds its way through North Carolina’s mountains, setting a remarkable scene for travelers to enjoy as the flowers are in full bloom. After a long winter spent indoors, do yourself a favor and get outside for some fresh mountain air! 

Follow along for some local insight regarding the best reasons to visit this time of year. 

5 Outdoor Activities & Events to Welcome Spring in Western NC

1. The Weather Is Perfect This Time of Year

The weather is one of the main draws this time of year. Once spring arrives in Western North Carolina, you can expect temperatures to rise! The days are often warm under the sun, and in the evenings, it can be a little chilly. By April, the highs will be in the low to mid-70s. In May, the temperatures reach highs of 76! 

2. The Flowers Are in Full Bloom 

Due to soil diversity, climate, and well-drained earth, the flowers bloom well in Western NC! While you’re visiting, see if you can spot some of the area’s native flora, such as Wood Anemone, Crested Iris, Swamp Milkweed, Rhododendron, Wild Ginger, Galax, and Trillium. You’ll see the flowers blooming up the mountains on your way into town. There’s truly nothing like it! 

3. Adventure Awaits in the Great Outdoors 

After spending most of the winter all cooped up indoors, you’ll feel brand new after some time spent outside. It’s amazing what a little sunshine will do for your mood! Get up and get moving. Head outdoors and explore towering mountaintops, gushing waterfalls, and densely forested trails. Some of our favorite outdoor activities to enjoy in the spring include: 

4. Celebrate the Season With Exciting Events 

2021 Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19, some events may be canceled or postponed. Be sure to check with the individual event websites before making your plans. 

Spring ushers in an exciting array of events and festivities in Western North Carolina! Celebrate with locals at some of the season’s highly anticipated affairs. Mark your calendars and plan to attend one of the following events: 




5. Get the Best Mountain Views From Charming Accommodations 

If you’re planning to spend this spring in Western NC, then make the most of your vacation by staying with us at The Orchard Inn! Choose between our bed and breakfast rooms or private suites and cottages. Imagine waking up to the sound of birds singing their songs outside your window. Take in the breathtaking views of mountains in every direction. Then, enjoy a gourmet breakfast on our outdoor dining patio! Are you ready for a spring getaway? 

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