IF YOU USE GPS, MAKE SURE IT GOES TO THIS LOCATION.
Google does NOT work for this address.
Also make sure you have enough time to get there.
Our outing will be at the home of Ashley and Glenn English, about 25 minutes west of downtown Asheville; see directions below. Do not rely on your GPS until you make sure it matches these directions or you will very likely get lost. Also keep in mind that once you leave the interstate, you will probably NOT have cell phone signal. You may not have GPS reception either. So make sure you print or save these directions beforehand and follow them precisely.
These directions are from central Asheville, specifically, from Greenlife Grocery (our local Whole Foods).
We recommend buying snacks or even a picnic lunch for after the tour, as well as “using the facilities” while you’re there. There will also be a bathroom available on site.
Finally, remember that if you’re planning to bring some of our “catch of the day” to one of our partner restaurants, you MUST make a special reservation (see here). See you in the woods!
98 Sunray Cove, Candler, NC
Head south on Merrimon Avenue towards downtown for a tenth of a mile and get on I-240 West. In about 1.5 miles, keep right to stay on 240W/26E. In 3.2 miles take exit 31B to merge onto I-40W towards Canton/Knoxville. In 1.7 miles take exit 44 for US 19/23 towards west Asheville/Enka-Candler. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Smoky Park Hwy.
Travel 3 miles to 151/Pisgah Highway (with a Shell gas station on your left). Turn left and travel 2.5 miles until you crest one large hill and begin climbing the next. Turn left onto Lower Glady Fork Rd.
Wind down about .8 mile until you see a big bridge on your right. This is Upper Glady Fork Rd. Turn right and begin crossing the bridge. IMMEDIATELY on the other side of the bridge, make a hard left onto Sunray Cove. The paved road will quickly turn to gravel and you will pass the ʺHominy Valley Wildlife Clubʺ on your left. Stay to the left.
Continue to stay to the left. In less than half a mile, you’ll see a 98 sign and a cabin on your right and a field on your left. Park in the field (there is a PARKING sign). Your guide will meet you there.