The Spirit of the Woods
There’s an energy in the woods at Mountain Air that calls out to you and inspires you to get outside. You can feel it on the miles of trails that wind throughout these woods and lead you to a new adventure every time. You can also experience this energy in the six generously sized parks located throughout the community. And while each shares a number of attributes with its cousins – breathtaking views, outdoor seating, tables, and cooking facilities for large celebrations or intimate parties – each is unique in its own right. We invite you to discover the spirit each inhabits along with delightful discoveries such as a treehouse, a water wheel, yoga platforms, campfire rings, a screened-in gazebo, and even a boardwalk.
Landscaped “pocket park” with a picnic area, grills and a fire pit. Great spot for a quite picnic.
Largest community park with hiking trails throughout. A covered picnic pavilion, open picnic area, amphitheater, trout pond and a water wheel house round complete this amazing location.
“Top of the mountain” park complete with a treehouse, playhouse and crow’s nest. Relax in the hammock, the multiple seating areas or around the firepit.
A great shady streamside location on boardwalks in a Hemlock grove. Grill on the picnic deck and dine in the gazebo.
This ridgetop park features a covered pavilion with log and stone furniture. Access the Creekside trial through the park’s trailhead. Relax on the rocking chairs or porch swing on the Sunrise and Sunset Overlook decks.
This quiet, open sunny park features terraced lawns, a frog pond, porch swing and covered picnic area. But its great feature is its long western view.
The three trail systems at Mountain Air showcase the beautiful contrasts of mountain ecology. Throughout the year, the 1,400 foot elevation change between the Ridgetop and Creekside trail systems allows for seasonal sneak peaks and delayed replays of blooming wildflowers, fall colors, and all sorts of weather wonders.
In addition to an abundance of wildflowers and wildlife, Mountain Air’s Ridgetop, Mossy Branch, and Creekside trail systems feature a conservation easement, campsites, built-in benches, scenic overlooks, fire rings, picnic areas, and 16 trailheads for easy access from all over the Mountain. From dramatic views of nearby Mount Mitchell, to an ever-changing display of wildflowers, ferns, and mushrooms, seven miles of well-blazed trails are sure to delight every hiker and nature lover.