Brevard is surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest. With 250 waterfalls, it's no wonder Transylvania County is known as the Land of Waterfalls. It's a great place for a lunch or dinner break from hiking at nearby Looking Glass Rock or the waterfalls of DuPont State Forest. It is home to many music festivals, waterfalls, and cycling trails. Brevard is home to the world-renowned Brevard Music Center (and its amazing summer music line-up) and the Paul Porter Center at Brevard College. Brevard is also home to the unique white squirrel; the squirrels are not albinos because they have dark eyes, but are rather a rare breed that has flourished here since being "introduced" in 1951. The story goes that a pair of the squirrels were given to H. H. Mull, who gave them to his daughter. One escaped from its cage, so Mr. Mull let the other one out. And the rest is history. Experience the home town feeling in Brevard. As a vibrant hub for the arts, downtown Brevard is also the crossroads to exceptional outdoor recreation, connecting to national and state forests.