You’ll find Flat Rock on the doorstep to Hendersonville ~ a beautifully etched community with Charleston roots along Route 225.
Step into The Gallery at Flat Rock (11 am – 5 pm, Tues – Sat at 2702A Greenville Hwy, 828-698-7000), for brilliantly curated paintings, fabric and wearable art, and pottery by regional makers.
Nearby, Firefly Gallery (2689 Greenville Hwy) showcases handmade crafts and gifts, including the work of dozens of mountain artists, ranging from hand blown glass to teapots (11 am – 5 pm, Tues – Sat, 828-231-0764).
Discover Melinda Lawton’s Sweet Magnolia Gallery, arranged in a charming yellow-sided cottage, at the edge of Hendersonville (1406 Greenville Hwy). Each of Melinda’s jewelry designs is a one-of-a-kind piece. (Open 11 am – 5 pm, Wed – Sat, 828-697-2212).
Not to Miss
- Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Open seven days a week (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day) at 1800 Little River Road. Reservations for house tour at reservation.gov, (828-693-4178).
- The State Theatre of North Carolina ~ Flat Rock Playhouse. Seasonal performances, (2661 Greenville Hwy, 828-693-0731)
St. John in the Wilderness (1895 Greenville Hwy, 828-693-9783, open for touring Tues – Sun,9 am – 4 pm).
- “Little Rainbow Row” ~ a colorful collection of shops and restaurants in the 2700 block of Greenville Hwy.
- DuPont State Recreational Forest, 30 minutes from Flat Rock. (1300 Staton Rd., Cedar Mountain). Open year-round (828-877-6527).