We are coming to asheville this week with 3 kids ages 10, 14 and 14 - staying in a cabin in Mars Hill. Our tentative schedule is to arrive wednesday around lunch. On thursday we will either do the rock water slide and hiking waterfalls or chimney rock. On friday we will do biltmore then downtown asheville including art museums and end the evening with dinner and drums (please dont recommend more time at Biltmore - I think that the kids attention span will be pretty short). On saturday, we leave and so i am thinking of stopping in black moutain for the sourwood festival? My question is what can we do wednesday afternoon? I would like to go to Mt Mitchell but i think it is about an hour north on the parkway and think the kids won't want to be in the car? Any ideas? White water rafting is an option. Please provide any thoughts on our plans- we are flexible!
Thanks in advance for any help.