Warren Wilson College
IF YOU USE GPS, MAKE SURE IT GOES TO THIS LOCATION.
Also make sure you have enough time to get there.
Our outing will be at Warren Wilson College, about 15 minutes east of downtown Asheville; see directions and Google map below. Please 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.
If you have any trouble and do have signal or can get to a phone, call the office at 828-209-8599. If there’s no answer, we may be on the line with someone else. Leave a message and we will return your call within 10 minutes.
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!
107 South Ave, Swannanoa, NC 28778
(NOTE: there are two different places with this same address.)
Head south on Merrimon towards downtown. Turn left to merge onto 240E/US 70E. In 1.5 miles keep left to stay on 240E. In 2.5 miles use the 2 left lanes to merge onto I-40E towards Statesville. In another 2.5 miles take exit 55 toward US-70/E Asheville/VA Hospital. Turn left off the exit and in .2 mile turn right onto US 70E/Tunnel Road. In 1.7 miles turn left onto Warren Wilson Road (at the Shell gas station). In 1.5 miles drive over the bridge and take the first road on your right (Lower College Rd). Follow this to the first road on the right, turn in and park there (see aerial photo below goolemap). Look for Alan’s silver and black Solara. See you soon!