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Outdoor Recreation

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.

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<a href="http://www.myusaraft.com" target="_blank">USA Raft White Water & Caving Adventures</a>

USA Raft White Water & Caving Adventures

The French Broad River is the closest whitewater rafting to Asheville, North Carolina. This gorgeous river in the heart of Pisgah National Forest is an exciting introduction to rafting for the whole family! Your raft will be guided by a professional river guide, with you helping out with the paddling, or you may choose to paddle a one person inflatable kayak that we call ThrillKats. No experience is necessary! 1.866.USA-RAFT also offers rafting trips on the nearby Nolichucky River in Erwin, TN.

13490 US Highway 25/70, Marshall, NC 28753
Phone: 800-872-7238|Fax: 423-743-3221|Toll Free: 866-USA-RAFT
Visit the website:
www.myusaraft.com
<a href="http://www.davidsonflyfishing.com" target="_blank">Davidson River Outfitters</a>

Davidson River Outfitters

Davidson River Outfitters is a full service Fly Shop offering, Sage, Temple Fork, St. Croix, Fishpond and other top name manufactures. We offer a full guide service for Trout and Smallmouth Bass; take your choice of a wade trip or a more relaxed float trip down one of the local rivers. We have 3 miles of private trophy water. Our guides are patient certified instructors who will help you hone your skills regardless of your experience level.
95 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Phone: 828-877-4181|Fax: 828-883-2167|Toll Free: 888-861-0111
<a href="http://www.earthshinemtnlodge.com" target="_blank">The Earthshine Mountain Lodge</a>

The Earthshine Mountain Lodge

Resting atop one of the grandest ridges in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Earthshine is the storybook grandmother's farm you always dreamed about as a child. Earthshine loves families and activities abound for every age: Barnyard trecks to see the farm animals, our famous "Flight Thru the Treetops" zip course, hammocks and rockers, a climbing wall, Pioneer and Cherokee living history, babysitting and creek hikes, water games, and much more. Earthshine takes care of you all the way while you're here with our friendly staff and by creating unforgettable memories.

1600 Golden Road, Lake Toxaway, SC 28747
Phone: 828-862-4207
Visit the website:
www.earthshinemtnlodge.com
Send an email: earthshine@citcom.net
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<a href="http://www.foxmountainguides.com" target="_blank">Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School</a><a href="http://www.foxmountainguides.com" target="_blank">Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School</a>

Fox 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 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.

3228 Asheville Hwy., Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Toll Free: 888-284-8433
Visit the website:
www.foxmountainguides.com
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GREEN RIVER ADVENTURES

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!

· Guided Whitewater Trips
· Guided Waterfall and Swimming Hole Hikes
· Waterfall Rappelling
· Kayak Instruction
· Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals 
111 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773
Phone: 828.749.2800 |Toll Free: 800-335-1530
Visit the website:
www.greenriveradventures.com/
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<a href="http://www.headwatersoutfitters.com" target="_blank">Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures</a>

Headwaters Outfitters Outdoor Adventures

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.

25 Parkway Rd., Rosman, NC 28772
Phone: 828-877-3106|Fax: 828-884-3357
Visit the website:
www.headwatersoutfitters.com
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<a href="http://www.noc.com" target="_blank">Nantahala Outdoor Center</a>

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Choose NOC, the original whitewater outfitter, for an exciting family adventure! Join our friendly, professional guides on six southeastern rivers including the nearby French Broad, Pigeon, and Nolichucky. For kid-friendly fun, raft or ducky the French Broad's splashy rapids. Or enjoy the calm ripples of the mild Lower Pigeon. Pick up the pace on the Upper's Pigeon's rolling wave trains and action-packed rapids. For true adventure, check out the Class III-IV Nolichucky Gorge! New this year, in addition to rafting, we offer a high adventure duck trip perfect for thrill-seekers. We also raft the Nantahala, Ocoee, and Chattooga Rivers, teach whitewater kayaking and canoeing, and rent mountain bikes. Whichever activity you choose, you'll have a great time with NOC, the southeast's most experienced outfitter!

13077 Highway 19 West, Bryson City, NC 28713-9114
Phone: 828-488-2175|Fax: 828-488-0301|Toll Free: 800-232-7238
Visit the website:
www.noc.com
Send an email: rafting@noc.com
<a href="http://www.ncarboretum.org" target="_blank">North Carolina Arboretum</a>

North Carolina Arboretum

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

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 828-665-2492
Visit the website:
www.ncarboretum.org
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<a href="http://www.sandybottomtrailrides.net" target="_blank">Sandy Bottom Trail Rides</a>

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Fresh mountain air, breath-taking scenery and an old-fashioned, down-home friendliness greet you when you visit family owned Sandy Bottom Trail Rides. We are located on a secluded ranch minutes north of Asheville, North Carolina that has been in the family for three generations. Our picturesque trails pass through the high country, scenic mountain meadows and wooded areas. Horseback riding at Sandy Bottom Trail rides is relaxing and safe. Give us a call and come visit us soon!

Caney Fork Road, Marshall, NC 28753
Phone: 828-649-3464|Toll Free: 800-959-3513
<a href="http://www.thegorgezipline.com/" target="_blank">THE GORGE Zipline</a><a href="http://www.thegorgezipline.com/" target="_blank">THE GORGE Zipline</a>

THE GORGE Zipline

THE GORGE ZIPLINE: Saluda, NC - The steepest and fastest zipline canopy tour in America! Begin your 3½ hour trip perched on the rim of the famous Green River Gorge and plunge into untouched wilderness featuring 11 zip lines, 3 huge rappels and a sky bridge. THE GORGE offers unique perspectives and dramatic effects. Comprised solely of tree-based platforms, The Gorge drops an unprecedented 1,100 vertical feet from start to finish. Experience breathtaking views of 14,000 acres of protected forest and hear the roar of the Green River.
166 Honey Bee Drive, Saluda, NC 28773
Phone: 828-749-2500|Toll Free: 855-749-2500
Visit the website:
www.thegorgezipline.com/
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