For some, it’s enough to sit on the porch and gaze at the distant mountains. For you—it’s adventure! ‘Outdoor Recreation Blue Ridge Style’ is about hiking through quiet woods, scaling a sheer rock face, pedaling up a mountain bike trail, flying through the treetops tethered to a zip line or taking a paddle to an unruly mountain stream. You only go around once—grab for the gusto in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Soar high above the Nantahala River Gorge on NOC's world-class ridge-to-ridge zip line adventures. Located at NOC’s Nantahala Campus, the Mountaintop Zip Line Tour offers panoramic views of our remote 400-acre property including the breathtaking Nantahala Gorge, Fontana Lake and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The highlight is a jaw-dropping half-mile Mega Zip where you'll fly 350′ above the forest floor. Also on site is the Zip Line Adventure Park (ZLAP) where you'll find 16 aerial adventure elements, from beginner to advanced, along with an exciting 600-foot dual zip line. Negotiate wobbling sky bridges, confusing spider webs and nerve-racking tight ropes on this 2-hour multi-stage challenge course. ZLAP participants can weigh as little as 60 pounds. Both zip line activities can be combined with rafting for an even greater adventure.
Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School is the South's only AMGA Accredited Guide Service. They offer Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing and AMGA Instructor training and certifications in the Southeast. Fox Mountain Guides offers climbing adventures tailoring to individuals, families, beginners and programs for Scout, Church and School Groups. We also offer climbing skills courses for experienced climbers seeking to expand their skills and knowledge as well as teen adventure summer camps June through August.
Green River Adventures in Saluda, NC provides an unforgettable outdoor experience with top notch customer service as its core value. With their roots based in kayak instruction, they have evolved into a full-adventure business providing everything from the most popular Guided Inflatable Kayak trips on the Green River to their unique 200ft. Bradley Falls Rappel. They literally have something for everyone!
Headwaters Outfitters is your one-stop shop for outdoor adventure! Located at the gateway to Pisgah National Forest, Headwaters offers peaceful paddling trips down the upper French Broad River by canoe, kayak or tube, as well as guided fly fishing trips. Our fly fishing guides can float you by driftboat in search of smallmouth and trout, or wade with you on over 500 miles of coldwater trout streams, including two miles of stocked private water. Canoe camp with us in our riverside canoe-in campground, or join us on one of our paddling or fishing expeditions to exotic locales such as British Columbia. We teach outdoor skills to young and old, through our award-winning "School of Trout" and our day camps for kids ages 10-17. Gear up in our 2,700-square-foot retail store on the banks of the French Broad - we have a wide selection of technical gear, maps, guidebooks, boats and paddling gear.
Rated "One of the Best Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure, NOC has been the leader in the rafting industry since 1972. We have outfitted more guests across the globe than any other outdoor company. NOC offers family friendly adventures for rafting and paddling on 8 rivers, as well as zip lining, riverside dining, lodging, shopping, mountain bike rentals, lake kayaking, wilderness medicine training and our world famous Paddling School. With rivers in 4 states throughout the Southeast, we have adventures for all ages and levels—family friendly, big water, high adventure, technical or calm. Our guides are the most experienced in the nation and will give you the trip of a lifetime. Come see for yourself why NOC is a legend in the outdoors!
The North Carolina Arboretum is nestled in one of the most beautiful natural settings in America, adjacent to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville. Within 434 acres, the Arboretum offers more than 10 miles of forested hiking and biking trails, and 65 acres of cultivated gardens. For a unique outdoor adventure, experience the "Glide Through Nature" Segway® Tour (reservations recommended). Also available are free exhibits, garden walks, trail tours, and Nature Activities for Kids.
photo attached: "Glide Through Nature" Segway® Tour at The NC Arboretum