The Farm Heritage Trail

We invite you to visit, connect with and experience the farms of the Farm Heritage Trail.    

The Farm Heritage Trail is a scenic driving and cycling route through the rural agricultural communities of Alexander, Leicester, Newfound and Sandy Mush in northwest Buncombe County.  The public is welcome to travel the public roads of this trail and enjoy viewing the conserved family farms, with designated signage, that are along the route.  The entire route is a leisurely two hour drive while enjoying a few stops along the way.  Trail riders may choose to follow the specific route or enter and exit at any point, selecting farms they may want to drive by or visit along the way.  You will notice our logo utilized as barn quilts along the route. 

We encourage you to support the local farms who are open to the public; they are designated with “Farm Stop” signage and listed on the website.  They will have their hours posted at their farms, and their hours are also posted on this site under farm stops.  We suggest you download or print the farm stops page and the map/directions page to have with you on your journey.  Internet connection can be limited.

The Farm Heritage Trail will have an ongoing calendar of events, hikes, farm to table dinners, educational opportunities and fun activities for the entire family throughout the year.  There is always something to experience and enjoy on the Farm Heritage Trail.