An active lifestyle is important at any age but at retirement, it becomes crucial to maintain the highest quality of life into our golden years. Once we stop working, if we stop moving, it reduces our stamina. Exercise feels good and is important because it can ease symptoms of chronic conditions, and delay, and even prevent, disease. People who stay active have healthier immune systems, blood pressure levels, and are at less of a risk for heart disease or osteoporosis.
Simply going for a hike in the woods or mountain bike ride may be all it takes to reduce your risk of stroke or heart attack and prevent falls. Hiking also benefits us mentally by improving the quality of sleep and boosting our mood and self-confidence. And what better place to enjoy the great outdoors than in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. There are so many fabulous hikes near Asheville NC than you can explore 365 days a year.
At one of the most beautiful NC mountain communities near Blowing Rock, The Coves Mountain River Club is the place to hike along the slow moving Johns River which originates from Grandfather Mountain. It’s the place to breathe in fresh air and let the sound of rushing water put you at ease. Kayaking and canoeing are also popular to enjoy an epic river adventure.
The riverfront trail leads to Coleton’s Swimming Hole, an old-fashioned swimming hole with a rope swing. There are also four cascading waterfalls along the trails. All in all, The Coves has 39 miles of groomed mountain hiking trails surrounding all the stunning North Carolina mountain homes within the neighborhood.
The Johns River is just one of the many wellness amenities that residents enjoy at The Coves. Here’s a quick over of all the amenities:
THE COVES MOUNTAIN RIVER CLUB AMENITIES
- Gated Entrance
- 6,000 Square Foot Mountaintop Lodge
- Infinity-view Saline Swimming Pool & Hot Tub
- Modern Fitness Center
- Full Service Equestrian Center
- 39 Miles of Hiking & Horse Trails
- Four Waterfalls and Community Parks
- Two Community Gardens
- Five Miles of River Frontage on the Johns River
If you’re searching for the fountain of youth, come experience our mountain of youth at The Coves.
If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.