The blue ridge mountains and foothills surrounding Asheville have many Scenic Byways designated by the Federal and State government for their outstanding archaeological, cultural, historic, recreational, and scenic qualities. Plan to tour at least one Scenic Byway during your visit.
Black Mountain Rag
Blue Ridge Parkway
Forest Heritage Scenic Byway
French Broad Overview
Historic Flat Rock Scenic Byway
Pacolet River Byway
Flowers in Bloom – July & August
American Elder, Angelica, Bellflower, Beard Tongue, Bergamot Bee Balm, Bittersweet, Blazing Star, Black Cohosh, Black-eyed Susan, Cardinal Flower, Columbine, Deptford Pink, False Hellebore, Galax, Gentian, Ironweed, Jewel Weed, Joe Pye Weed, Love Vine, Mountain Ash, Nodding Lady Tresses, Oriental Bittersweet, Oswego Tea, Ox-Eye Daisy, and Phlox.