The Cedar Mountain Community, which embraces Sherwood Forest, is the gateway to some of the best biking and hiking in the area. Dupont Forest with its spectacular waterfalls and trails and Caesar’s Head State Park are literally minutes away. It’s also home to a number of unique shops, businesses, restaurants and historical points of interest:
Whistle Stop Market, a great local tradition since 2003, carries the best in seasonal produce and local meat, eggs, cheeses and other dairy products, seafood, prepared foods, baked goods and plants. Adjacent to the Whistle Stop is an antique shop crammed with treasures.
Cedar Mountain Cafe is the latest and most exciting spot on the local culinary scene. All menu items are made in-house from locally sourced foods whenever possible, which means the food is not only beautiful and tasty, but incredibly fresh. The meats and eggs are hormone free and the produce is local. Open daily for breakfast and lunch, with dinner served Thursday, Friday & Saturday!
Locally-owned Creekside Market serves very conveniently as a nearby market. There’s a computer repair shop down the road. The Canteen offers craft beer and caters to bikers. The Cedar Mountain Community Center is the scene of potluck dinners, a flea market on summer weekends and sometimes cooking and exercise classes.
Historical Point of Interest
The McGaha Chapel (AKA The Little River Methodist Episcopal Church) was completed in 1862.The intent to build it was to help heal wounds the Community suffered from its divided loyalties during the War. The Chapel and its pews were hand hewn of local timber and handmade nails and glass. This remarkable spot and its small cemetery are now owned by the Transylvania County Historical Society. Turn onto Holly Cove Road across from the Sherwood Forest Golf Course for the short drive to the Chapel. Its restoration after being abandoned and falling into neglect in the early 1900’s is a story involving many who live in Cedar Mountain today.