100 Things to Do in Asheville Before You Die

Gravestone hunting, leaf peeping, witches, demons and ghouls. Fall in Western North Carolina is chock-ful of it all.

If you’re visiting, or looking to share the magic of the mountains with someone who will be trekking to Asheville soon, consider a copy of local author Kristy Tolley’s suggestions on how to spend some memorable time in the Land of the Sky in her new book “100 Things to Do in Asheville Before You Die.”

Did you know that Riverside Cemetery in the historic Montford neighborhood is the final resting place of Thomas Wolfe and William Sydney Porter, aka O. Henry?

There’s plenty to discover about the graveyard that was designated in 1885.

What about the curse of George Vanderbilt’s lawyer? Or who belonged to the body entombed in the wall at St. Lawrence?

For those who enjoy the sounds of December, a trolley ride might be the perfect ticket. The adventure is a true family activity that features a blend of holiday storytelling and traditional Christmas caroling complete with an on-board musician. The tour carries passengers through twinkling lights and displays through downtown Asheville and the neighborhoods of Biltmore Village, Montford Park and Grove Park.

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