Welcome to Weaverville

The Town of Weaverville rests in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Surrounded on all sides by scenic views, Weaverville is just 10 miles north of Asheville, within Buncombe County and bordered by Reems Creek to the east. The Weaverville entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway is only 15 miles outside of town.

Part of Western North Carolina’s scenic Asheville region, the Town of Weaverville is one of the most beautiful places in North Carolina. Folks continue to choose this quaint mountain town as a tourist destination, residence, and workplace.

A favorite spot for hikers, nature lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts across the world, the Asheville-Buncombe County area offers a multitude of opportunities for explorers in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Weaverville has its own flavor of exploration, which includes a Weaverville entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway, miles of local hiking trails, cycling routes, scenic drives, wildlife, and native plants. In addition, the Town of Weaverville hosts several community events throughout the year, intended to celebrate our unique roots in Western North Carolina.

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Enjoy the Outdoors

Weaverville offers endless outdoor adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.  The Blue Ridge Parkway sits 15 minutes from Weaverville’s Main Street. Dubbed “America’s Favorite Drive,” the parkway winds its way 469 miles, from beginning to end.

For more information, visit the Blue Ridge Parkway, and learn about the endless recreational activities around Western North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has additional information about hiking and supporting this historic American roadway. Popular outdoor activities include: hiking, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, and skiing. Visitors to Weaverville will find everything needed for a fun break from the hectic world.

Support Weaverville’s locally-owned shops & businesses.

From dining and arts, to real estate and others, Weaverville is built on a deeply-rooted commitment to small business. For those more inclined to shop than hike, Weaverville’s antique shops and art galleries will satisfy even the most discerning shoppers. Many of the region’s artists are members of the renowned Southern Highland Craft Guild.

Shops & Galleries

Art lovers know Weaverville is home to one of North Carolina’s most vibrant and active art communities.  Area artists welcome the public into their studios, every spring and fall, to display their work during the Weaverville Art Safari. In addition, each September the Weaverville Business Association artists host the juried Art in Autumn.  Many members of the renowned Southern Highland Craft Guild live in Weaverville and the surrounding area.

Some of these art galleries, shops, and restaurants include: Miya GalleryMangum PotterySugar Magnolia Flower Company, Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub, the Well Bred BakeryAabani Salon & SpaGlass OnionCurtis Wright OutfittersAll Good CoffeeTwisted Laurel Eatery & LoungeZebulon Artisan Ales, Maggie B’s Wine & Specialty Store, Eluvium Brewing Company and Honey and the Hive.

Local Annual Town Events

  • Memorial Day Observance at Lake Louise
  • July 4th Celebration, Downtown Weaverville
  • 9/11 Observance at Community Center above Lake Louise
  • Veterans Day Observance at Community Center above Lake Louise
  • Town Holiday Parade, Downtown Weaverville

Town Maps

Whether you’re a resident, a visitor or a business owner, you may benefit from a couple of maps of Weaverville.

The Town and the Weaverville Business Association have partnered to provide the Shopping, Restaurant, Business & Parking Map.  In addition, the Town has developed a Walking Map illustrating our sidewalk system that will get pedestrians to and from downtown and Weaverville’s Main Street Nature Park, Lake Louise Park and the future Reems Creek Greenway!  You can also drop by Town Hall to pick up a copy of either or both maps.

SHOPPING AND PARKING MAP WEAVERVILLE WALKING MAP

Town Parks & Recreation

The Town of Weaverville maintains two public parks within its jurisdiction: Lake Louise Park and the Main Street Nature Park. These Town parks are lovingly maintained by the Town’s Public Works Department and are used extensively for passive recreation activities. Residents and visitors can enjoy short walks around Lake Louise, or along the walking paths of the Main Street Nature Park, where staff and volunteers have created colorful flower beds using native plants.

Lake Louise Park

The Town of Weaverville owns and maintains Lake Louise, which encompasses approximately 15.5 acres with a more than five-acre, man-made lake. The park also features a brand new playground, outdoor exercise equipment, picnic shelters, a walking track, grills and fishing.

Lake Louise picnic shelters are available on a first come first serve basis. Town observances and celebrations are held in the park throughout the year.

Anyone with a North Carolina fishing license may fish in Lake Louise. Beginning in May, 2022 a fishing permit from the Town of Weaverville to fish in Lake Louise is no longer required.

The Town of Weaverville would like to remind everyone of the park rules for Main Street Nature Park and Lake Louise Park.

Among other rules at the park, we ask that you please don’t feed the ducks. Pursuant to Town Ordinance, it is a violation to feed: ducks, geese, and waterfowl.  It is unlawful to violate any of the following rules while on the Lake Louise Park property or at the Main Street Nature Park.

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Main Street Nature Park

The Main Street Nature Park is located behind the Weaverville Town Hall and runs parallel to Main Street.

The park, encompassing 10 acres, is open to the public daily. Parking is available in several sites, including: Pine Street, Main Street, or behind the Weaverville Town Hall. The park has a walking trail, where dogs are permitted on leash. The park serves as a demonstration area for natural habitats for Western North Carolina flora and fauna and is home to the Town’s Second Saturday Summer Music Series, which is held on the meadow stage.

Future Reems Creek Greenway

The Future Reems Creek Greenway will be a 2.25 mile greenway located along scenic Reems Creek, which passes through historic structures reflecting the Town of Weaverville’s milling history and ends on the Town’s public properties.

“The Reems Creek Greenway plan provides a preferred alignment as well as alternatives with a menu of choices that addresses both opportunities and challenges, costs, public input, and land acquisition needs.”

– Equinox Environmental

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Parks and Recreation Opportunities Around the Town

In addition to Weaverville’s two parks, residents and visitors have easy access to Reems Creek Golf Course, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Buncombe County Park System, all within a short distance from Weaverville. Just outside the Town’s corporate limits, one can find Karpen Field, which is managed by Buncombe County Recreation and provides two soccer fields for daytime use.

In addition, Buncombe County Schools, Weaverville Elementary, Weaverville Primary and North Buncombe High School have numerous fields for baseball, softball and football. North Buncombe High School also has an indoor pool.

Weaverville Community Center

The Weaverville Community Center at Dottie Sherrill Knoll is located at 60 Lakeshore Drive offers the opportunity for community members to connect, move, learn, and grow together.

A standalone 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Weaverville Center for Creative and Healthy Living (WCCHL) leases space within the Community Center and provides a variety of free programming and events for the community. Additional information on WCCHL can be found on their Facebook page. Their schedule for the 4th Quarter of 2023 is also available here.

The Community Center also houses the Dry Ridge Historical Museum, an independent nonprofit run by a group of dedicated volunteers.

We rent spaces for community use for meetings, family celebrations, birthday parties, class reunions, weddings, receptions, and more. Included in our spaces for rent are the Albert Weaver Room, Multipurpose Room, Kitchen, and Covered Patio overlooking Lake Louise.

The Albert Weaver Room is our largest event rental space with a capacity of 165, and the Multipurpose Room is better for smaller gatherings, with a capacity of 35 people. View the fees for each rental space here. Tables and chairs are included in your rental. Access to technology, sound system, microphone, and a projector screen are also included, depending on the space you’re renting.

Contact us for more information about the Community Center, or book your space today!

The Community Center is managed by the Town’s Recreation Coordinator, Sarah Myers, who can be reached at (828) 658-5816 or smyers@weavervillenc.org.

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The Town of Weaverville operates its programs, activities, and services, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or income level, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes.  The Town assures every effort will be made to ensure that no person in the Town will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that it administers, whether those programs, activities and services are federally funded or not.