Known as “Apple Alley,” Hendersonville is one of our favorite fall destinations near Asheville.
About 45 minutes from AVL by car, this happening Western North Carolina city is full of breweries, coffee shops, hiking trails, museums, and the region’s top wineries.
Lunch in a book-themed tearoom, and wine and mead taste on a mountain. Pick apples, get lost in a corn maze, and eat at some of the most unique restaurants around.
Then, sit in an old-school airplane, and see where Katniss found Peeta hiding in The Hunger Games. Chase those waterfalls.
Nearby, head to our Asheville home, Weaverville, Brevard, or Lake Lure, NC.
Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, and Maggie Valley are just under an hour away too.
All Hendersonville Travel Guides
Best Things To Do
Explore all that you can do, see, eat, and drink in Hendersonville, NC - including strolling Downtown, hiking, and nearby destinations.
Flat Rock, NC
The Village of Flat Rock, NC sits immediately next to Hendersonville and houses a playhouse, a gorgeous park, and more local restaurants.
Where To Eat
We love dining in Hendersonville and are sharing some of the best restaurants, cafes, dessert shops, and more.
Like Asheville, Hendersonville has a pretty jumping brewery scene. Head to a brewery at a U-pick farm or one paired with a coffee shop.
Hendersonville is home to some of the best wineries in the region. Enjoy a tasting or grab a glass with vineyard views.
With so much to do in Hendersonville, you might need a pick-me-up. See who brews up the best coffee.
Apple Orchards & Apple Picking
Corn mazes, apple picking, pumpkins, hay rides, bamboo forests, and more. See why Hendersonville is known as Apple Alley.
Sky Top Orchard
Shoot apples from a cannon, walk through a bamboo forest, and get the best cider donuts around at Flat Rock's Sky Top Orchard.
DuPont State Forest
We always pair waterfall hiking at DuPont State Forest with a visit to Hendersonville. See The Hunger Games waterfalls and have a picnic.
Around 30 minutes away, hike to a scenic pasture with the cows at Bearwallow Mountain. This trail can be done as a loop or out and back.
Across from popular Bearwallow Mountain, try the more moderate and longer Trombatore Trail to another pasture with views.
Discover more great Asheville road trips along with WNC destinations with wineries, hiking, and quaint and historic downtown areas.