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7 Chill Things To Do In Weaverville, NC

For small towns to visit outside of Asheville, uncover the best things to do in Weaverville, North Carolina. This sweet mountain town is minutes from AVL.

Located immediately to the north of Asheville, don’t miss Weaverville, NC.

Weaverville is a town in Buncombe County, and many people who don’t wish to live in Asheville choose to reside in Weaverville.

Why travel to Weaverville? There are plenty of things to do in Weaverville, especially if you enjoy casual walks, are traveling with your dogs, or want to beat the Asheville crowds.

Weaverville’s best attractions include its walkable downtown filled with shops and restaurants as well as Lake Louise Park.

A quick drive from downtown AVL, visitors will encounter more walkable areas, bars, and history.

So, what are the best things to do in Weaverville, North Carolina? Why should you consider Weaverville as a fun Asheville day-tripping option?

As AVL locals, we are sharing the top Weaverville things to do. Let’s get started!

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Best Things To Do In Weaverville NC with dam waterfall at Reems Creek with red water wheel
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7 Relaxing Things To Do In Weaverville, NC

1. Stroll Beautiful Lake Louise Park

Lake Louise Park Weaverville NC with man-made lake, fountain in lake, and trees
Lake Louise Park is sure to put a smile on your face. Don’t miss all of the local ducks and geese.

For park and garden lovers, one of the best things to do in Weaverville is head to Lake Louise.

Located right before you enter Weaverville’s main downtown area from Asheville, you cannot miss this shimmering lake.

Lake Louise Park encompasses about 15.5 acres of land and houses a more than five-acre, man-made lake.

Pack a picnic and grab a picnic table or bench along the water. You can walk Lake Louise’s easy .61-mile perimeter loop trail, spying turtles, carp, ducks, and geese.

Lake Louise’s fountain adds extra ambiance too.

Plus, enjoy the playground, and work out with their fitness equipment. Lake Louise Park allows catch and release fishing as long as you have a valid North Carolina fishing license.

There are multiple paved parking lots around the lake with facilities.

Grab all of the rules and information about Lake Louise Park from the Town Of Weaverville’s Parks and Recreation website.

If you like Weaverville’s Lake Louise, don’t miss North Asheville’s nearby Beaver Lake.

Or, take a road trip to some of the best lakes around WNC – think Lake Junaluska and Lake Lure.

2. Visit The Dam & Its Falls Along Reems Creek

Dam Waterfall Reems Creek Weaverville NC with red water wheel
Did you know that Weaverville has its own mini-waterfall?

While you are strolling around Lake Louise, one of the coolest things to do in Weaverville is check out the dam-created waterfall at Reems Creek.

This is a historic dam that once powered a water mill.

You will have to cross the street from Lake Louise Park (West Lakeshore Drive) to access a less than .25-mile ‘trail’ to the falls.

You’ll spot the red water wheel fairly quickly as well as hear the falls on your loop.

The dam’s falls are only about 15-feet tall. This is the perfect spot for pictures.

Read more about the best waterfalls around Asheville – of course, these are much more impressive and larger.

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3. Walk Main Street Nature Park

Main Street Nature Park Weaverville NC with sign and ramp to park
In the heart of downtown Weaverville, take a stroll around Main Street Nature Park. There is also free public parking in this lot.

Weaverville’s best attractions are those free and easy-to-access outdoor spaces.

When you are ready to head into downtown Weaverville, you can park in their free public parking lot as you enter downtown. Don’t miss the Weaverville clock in front of the lot.

Attached to the back of this parking lot, stroll Weaverville’s Main Street Nature Park, which also sits behind Town Hall. Leashed dogs are allowed on the walking trail.

This public park has 10 acres of winding nature walks with flowers and shelters a variety of birds and critters.

If you like Weaverville, you may also love Black Mountain.

4. Grab A Bite To Eat

Scallops and pasta dish from Glass Onion Restaurant Weaverville NC with fettuccine, lemon and oil sauce, green garnish, and scallops
Glass Onion is one of Weaverville’s most famous ‘fine dining’ restaurants.

For foodie things to do in Weaverville, eat at one of the local Weaverville restaurants. Just a few delicious places to try include:

  • Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub – For thin-crust pizza with local vibes, don’t miss Blue Mountain Pizza. My husband especially appreciates this Weaverville pizza joint since they have vegan cheese and offer gluten-free crust. Order pizza or sandwiches. Uncover more restaurants with vegan options.

  • Twisted Laurel – For casual Mediterranean food, Weaverville’s Twisted Laurel is their flagship location. You can also find them in downtown Asheville. Inside, gorgeous wooden beams and huge open doors surprise the unsuspecting visitor. The bar is spectacular, and you are guaranteed to find a large draft list filled with mostly local brews. Twisted Laurel has a gluten-free bread option for their sandwich and burger menu items. Don’t miss Sunday brunch.

  • Glass Onion – For global Italian and more upscale dining, don’t miss Glass Onion. We highly suggest making advanced reservations, especially for dinner. Glass Onion is great for gluten-free diners and food intolerances.

Grab our complete guide to Weaverville’s delicious restaurants.

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5. Shop At Weaverville’s Artisan Stores

Honey and the Hive Mural Weaverville NC with rectangle building with honey, bee, and flower mural above door
You’ll know you’ve landed at Honey and the Hive when you see this iconic bee mural.

Weaverville’s North Main Street and the surrounding areas are lined with shops. Explore galleries, flowers, and pottery.

We are not avid shoppers, but a few Weaverville stores include Echoview Fiber Mill, Vintage Kava herbal tea lounge, and Crucible Glassworks.

You might also want to drop by Honey and the Hive for local honey and beekeeping supplies. You cannot miss them with their fun bee mural on the side of the building. They even host a series of beekeeping classes.

Lastly, find vintage cars at Rare Exotic Vehicles, a woman-owned boutique dealership. They sell specialty and collector cars.

Heading back to Asheville? Find more things to do in AVL.

6. Try A Delicious Craft Beer

Eluvium Brewing Company with sign and steel brewing tanks
Enjoy delicious craft beer at Eluvium Brewing Company.

If you are looking for local craft beer, Weaverville has your back. Don’t miss Eluvium Brewing Company, which opened in 2017.

I actually love that Eluvium Brewing posts when they last cleaned their beer taps. You can enjoy a bevie inside the taproom or outside on the covered or uncovered patio.

Find lagers, sours, wheat, IPA, and brown ale.

Only open on Friday and Saturday afternoon, ZEBULON Artisan Ales focuses on Belgian and French farmhouse-style brews.

7. Grab A Drink With The Pooches At Wagbar

Wagbar Dog Park Bar Weaverville NC with dogs playing in a fountain
If you are looking for dog-friendly things to do in Weaverville, head to Wagbar.

We do not own dogs, but we sure love hanging out with them. One of our favorite things to do in Weaverville involves grabbing a local WNC craft beer at Wagbar and watching all of the pooches socialize.

Wagbar is a 21+, 25,000 square foot, off-leash dog park with a bar. You do not need a dog to enter. The bar is actually in a modern, up-cycled shipping container.

You can watch the doggos run through sprinklers, play, and pee on fire hydrants. They also serve up non-alcoholic beverages and have a series of occasional rotating food trucks.

Dogs must have a membership with veterinary documentation. Be sure to read Wagbar’s doggie membership rules before heading there for the first time.

If you are dog-less like Tom and I, you may just walk right in and grab a drink. Wagbar is located at 320 Merrimon Ave, Weaverville, NC 28787.

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Have you been to Weaverville, NC?

Weaverville is a great destination, especially if downtown Asheville is busy or overwhelming. What are some of your favorite things to do in Weaverville, NC? Please let us know in the comments.

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Tuesday 14th of September 2021

A must visit is Sanctuary of Stuff! Such an eclectic collection of things and some antiques. Unique finds every time we go! It’s our first stop when we get off the highway!!!


Sunday 7th of November 2021

@Christine, Baad sheep burritos is permanently closed.


Wednesday 15th of September 2021

Thanks so much for the great suggestion! We love learning that certain places and shops are a part of our readers' traditions.

Loretta Ball

Friday 6th of August 2021

Pick your own flowers at The Never Ending Flower Farm in Barnardsville, just a short 15 minute drive north of Weaverville.


Thursday 12th of August 2021

Thank you so much for the great recommendation!


Sunday 1st of August 2021

Hop on the Parkway via Ox Creek Road. Drive north to Craggy Gardens and Mt Mitchell. In the winter the Parkway is closed at that point and it is a fun place to take the kids to walk and climb rocks.


Monday 2nd of August 2021

Yes; we just love Craggy Gardens (and Pinnacle), and Mount Mitchell has stunning views on a clear day. Those are great suggestions. Thank you for sharing your experiences and recs for our readers, too. Have a great week.


Thursday 17th of June 2021

Don’t forget to grab your morning coffee or smoothie at Yellow Mug right on Main Street!


Thursday 17th of June 2021

Thank you! Will do!