Weaverville Things to Do, Restaurants and More
This North Asheville town is full of charm and is also not lacking in fun activities, restaurants and new places to explore. One thing we also really love about Weaverville is that its proximity is excellent for exploring both downtown Asheville as well as being in close proximity of area ski and snowboard slopes. Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is an easy 30-minute drive from Weaverville!
Here are the top five things we recommend doing while in Weaverville.
- Visit a great restaurant or eatery like Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe. Their gourmet sandwiches and food items, mouth-watering desserts and baked goods are well worth a try. Their smoked turkey and gouda and pretzel roll sandwich is delicious. If you're in the mood for pizza, Blue Moon Pizza is a good place to grab a slice, and Twisted Laurel has Mediterranean/American fusion food available right on Main Street. You can also experience Twisted Laurel in the heart of downtown Asheville.
- Yes, Asheville's renowned brewing scene extends to Weaverville. You can always grab a beer at Blue Mountain Pizza, or experience local breweries for yourself. Eluvium Brewing is a nanobrewery located directly behind main street for easy access from restaurants. While you may struggle to find them open during your visit, Zebulon Artisan Ales is well worth a visit if you're in the area on a Friday or Saturday afternoon. They spend the other days of the week brewing and bottling and offer a wide selection of bottles ranging from sours to imperial stouts to IPAs that you can take home for yourself.
- Explore Weaverville's art scene, including 3 art galleries and studios located on Main Street in Weaverville. Artisans on Main represents over 40 area artists ranging from furniture to painting to fiber arts. Art Accents Frame Shop and Gallery and Mangum Pottery Studio and Gallery are also centrally located for viewing. Also in Weaverville is Crucible Glassworks and Art Gallery and Echoview Farm & Fiber Mill. Our mountains are bursting with creativity! Weaverville also hosts an Art in Autumn Festival in September each year.
- Get outside on a hike, walk or outdoor excursion. No trip to Asheville is complete without breathtaking views of our mountains. Access to the Blue Ridge Parkway is a quick 15-minute drive from Weaverville. For hikers, Rattlesnake Lodge has a great access point off of the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Weaverville area. Mountain bikers are even in luck as Alexander Bike Park, with 6 miles of intermediate single track trails, offers some great options if you bring the bike. If you're just looking for a leisurely walk, we recommend Lake Louise Park, which offer great access to downtown Weaverville. For any of your outdoor excursions, Curtis Wright Outfitters specializes in fly fishing, and also sells popular outdoor apparel.
- Skiing and snowboarding! As mentioned previously, Wolf Ridge Resort is a quick 25-30 minute drive from Weaverville for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing.
Looking for additional activity options in the Weaverville area?
- For history buffs, The Vance Birthplace Historic Site is a worth a visit to learn about Civil War Governor and post-Reconstruction Senator Zebulon Vance and a great way to learn about North Carolina mountain life on this reconstructed farmstead in Reems Creek valley.
- Reems Creek Golf Club is your go-to spot if you brought along your clubs or just want rent some clubs and spend a day on the course