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The Great Outdoors
the Mountains! From rafting and rock climbing to hiking and biking,
activities for visitors of all ages...
Whether you're here for the weekend or for the
duration... a list of places to go and things to do to enjoy the
mountains and rivers of Western North Carolina. If you know of a
swimming hole or a trail we've missed, send a note to [email protected]
Popular activities include:
. fishing . hiking/backpacking . biking . snow skiing
. rafting . kayak & canoe
. rock climbing
. golf .
gem mining . water sports .
. scenic drives . horsebackriding
in the Great Smoky Mountains... more details at
hikinginthesmokys.com, the most comprehensive site on the web
for information on Great Smoky Mountains Trails.
are a beautiful draw in the mountains... More details are available on Asheville.com's waterfall page.
- Cycling Camps: group or
individual camps for athletes of all levels – Beginner to
- World Class Coaching, 3D bike
fit, physio testing and nutrition services.
- 828-274-4535 or email [email protected]
The French Broad River is the closest white water rafting to Asheville, NC. This gorgeous river, in the heart of Pisgah National Forest, will delight even the most seasoned rafter. Our French Broad outpost is 30 minutes from Asheville. The Nolichucky River, Erwin TN, flows through a deep gorge and offers our most adventurous rafting experience with over nine miles of class II, III and IV rapids. Packages and group discounts available. 1-866-USA-Raft.
Mild to Wild White Water Adventure
Professional guide in every raft
Half Day trips starting at $42 per person
Accommodations available in our riverside Crockett Cabin
Guided Caving trips to Worley’s Cave
Adventure packages and Group discounts available
1-866-USA-Raft, USA Raft
Mountain Guides and Climbing School
Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School is the south’s only
AMGA Accredited Guide Service. They offer rock climbing, ice climbing
guiding and rock climbing courses across North Carolina. A great and
exciting way to see the Mountains! FMG also offers a teen adventure
summer camps June through August. We only use American Mountain Guides
Association (AMGA) trained and certified Instructors and Guides. No
other guide service in the Southeastern USA upholds this incredibly
high standard. Excellence in Rock Guiding and Instruction since 1994.
The South’s only
AMGA Accredited Guide Service
AMGA Certified Instructors or Guides on every trip
No experience necessary
We cater to all ability levels and ages
Toll Free: 1-888-28-GUIDE (4843)
River and Earth Adventures, Inc.
Scenic Wolf Resort
Whitewater rafting, cave tours, tubing, canoe/kayak rentals, and much more. Locations in Asheville, Boone, Marshall North Carolina, Elizabethton Tennessee. Lunches include local and organic foods. The best outdoor adventures in the high country. The only guide-owned and operated outfitter in the area. Guaranteed best customer service. The only eco-tourism outfitter in the High Country. Call for Reservations! Tours start at $15. Please call us today at 866-411 RAFT
Enjoy the breathtaking views from Scenic Wolf Resort's luxurious cabins year round!
Wintertime guests enjoy skiing on 72 acres of the best mountain slopes.
Spring and summer days can be spent swimming, mountain biking, hiking,
whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fishing, or golfing at a nearby
course. Leaf season is simply amazing!30 properties, $241-$493/night. Breathtaking
views, spacious cabins, fireplaces, private hot tubs, glass-enclosed
heated pool, pet friendly, free Wi-Fi, free local fun including golf,
skiing, whitewater rafting, and LaZoom tour.
Diamond Brand Outdoors
Outdoors is a complete outfitter and guide service in Arden, NC and in
Downtown Asheville, NC. Whether you love hiking, camping, fly fishing,
rock climbing, kayaking, or canoeing, Diamond Brand Outdoors is your
one-stop shop for gear and information for your adventures in beautiful
Western North Carolina!
in Hot Springs. Always a favorite. Includes a beautiful
drive, lots of fresh air and exercise, and a relaxing soak in the hot
tubs. For details...
at the Carl Sandburg Home and farm in Historic Flat Rock.
Just south of Hendersonville off of N. C. Highway 25. A visit that will
stay with you for years to come.
at Chimney Rock Park . Just south of Hendersonville off of
N. C. Highway 74. If you're looking for a nice, "outdoors-y" spot to
spend the better part of a day away from your own particular hustle and
bustle, Chimney Rock Park might just be the place.
Keeping it simple. If
you're seeking an outdoor adventure, look no further. Asheville is
surrounded by natural beauty and numerous opportunities for enjoying
the outdoors. Here are some safe places to start your outdoor