Tryon is nestled among the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is known for its mild, four season climate, perfect for year-round adventures. Named a Top 10 Retirement Community by Money Magazine and The Wall Street Journal, Tryon is rich in beauty, history and equestrian heritage.
Tryon and Saluda, North Carolina, and Landrum, South Carolina are among the Carolinas' finest horse country. Equestrian activities, including the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club's annual Block House Steeplechase, and the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center bring horse lovers from all parts to race and raise their thoroughbreds.
For those who enjoy tastier adventures, spend an afternoon at one of Tryon's ten vineyards, including Rockhouse Vineyards, where you can taste and purchase the house's Chardonnay, Merlot, Chambourcin and Viognier.
Dotted with protected parklands, waterfalls, and whitewater rapids, Polk County, North Carolina offers some of the most scenic drives and abundant recreation in the Carolinas. Tryon and neighboring Saluda, Landrum and Columbus have an abundance of shops, galleries, restaurants and inviting downtown streets where residents and visitors meet and mingle.
The Tryon Fine Arts Center has a full schedule of cultural activities scheduled throughout the year.