• POPULAR SPRING TOUR

Firefly Tour with Nighttime Hike

See the fireflies light up the forest on a unique night hike in the woods!

Quick Details

Availability:  Tickets go on sale February 2019; tours occur Spring 2019

Ages: 14+

Pick-up location: Meeting place near downtown Asheville

Difficulty: Easy to moderate (flat trail with roots and stumps)

Recommended clothing: Pants and close-toed shoes required for safety

What’s provided: Flashlights

See the Blue Ghost or Synchronous Fireflies near Asheville, NC

Discover the uniqueness of Appalachia’s fireflies! Whether you see the blue ghost fireflies or the synchronous fireflies, these transient beauties are active for only a short period each spring from approximately late May to early June. You don’t want to miss this spectacular feat of nature.

Your tour ticket includes transportation and a scenic evening drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to our “secret firefly spot.” Enjoy warm cider as we share stories about the history and ecology of Appalachia, including facts about spring peepers, bullfrogs, beavers, and of course the synchronous and blue ghost fireflies!

On this tour, your walk will cover 1.2 miles round-trip. The trail difficulty is easy to moderate due to roots and stumps we carefully hike over at night. We provide flashlights to make your walk easier, but you can also expect periods of complete darkness in the forest to better appreciate the fireflies.

Further details about the meeting place and time for this tour will be available when tickets go on sale February 2019.