Follow the trail!

The Farm Heritage Trail begins at the offices of the Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District, 49 Mount Carmel Road. There visitors can pick up a map and other materials, including a children’s scavenger hunt. Those following the trail may choose to do the entire route (about two hours of driving) or select from one of three shorter loops for the Alexander, Newfound/Turkey Creek or Sandy Mush areas. Maps and materials can also be found at

Besides the trail’s grand opening party on Saturday, May 7, upcoming events include:

  • Plein air painting workshop at Addison Farms Vineyard — 9 a.m. Friday, May 13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15
  • Farm Day at Sycamore Valley Farm Store — noon-5 p.m. Saturday, May 14
  • Guided walk at Sandy Mush Herb Nursery — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 21
  • Early’s Mountain Partnership Hike with Highland Brewing Co. at Bee Branch Farm — 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28

For details or to find out about more upcoming events on the trail, visit

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