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Fun in the Mountains! From rafting and rock climbing to hiking and biking, activities for visitors of all ages.

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hiking/backpacking . biking . snow skiing . horseback riding . skateboarding . rafting . kayak & canoe . rock climbing . golf . hot air balloon rides . gem mining . family fun . water sports . scenic drives . shopping

The Brew-Hoppers Guide to Western North Carolina
Most people aren't aware that Western North Carolina is the brewing capital of the Southeast. In fact, on just about any day of the year, one can select from about 50 locally brewed craft beers.

Chimney Rock Park
More than a rock, it�s a mountain of possibilities. Enjoy a leisurely walk or a challenging hike out to 404-foot Hickory Nut Falls. Sign up to take a rock climbing clinic or spend a half or full-day taking rock climbing instructions. Bring a picnic or pick up a Hiker�s Lunch and savor the views. Take the kids and the dog on the Great Woodland Adventure trail. There�s no shortage of ways to find yourself breathless. Check out our special events and group activities. Just 18 miles from downtown Hendersonville on Hwy. 64 East. Open all year. Live it up! 828-625-9611

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 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.
    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

    Carolina Land.com
    One-to-twelve acre mountain home sites with marvelous views, priced from $29,900 - $99,900, also new, custom-built, easy-to-finish log cabins from $89,900 (cabins include 1 to 2 ac). Home sites feature streams, creeks and privacy. Located in the WNC mountains just east of Asheville, and close to Lake Lure, Lake James, Hendersonville, Chimney Rock, Black Mountain, Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, & Hickory. Enjoy hiking, trout fishing, swimming, canoeing, tubing, white water rafting, snow and water skiing, & four, distinct, mild seasons.
    Call for an appointment - 828.429.4004

    USA Raft
    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

    Diamond Brand Outdoors
    Diamond Brand 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!

    Guided Fishing Tours
    The Smoky Mountains offers many great lakes, rivers, and streams to challenge anglers of all skill levels.

    Great Smokey Mountains Railroad
    With the romance and mystique of an era gone by, guests on board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will enjoy year-round scenic train journeys through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Great Smoky Mountains. Nantahala Gorge Excursion (4� hour round trip), Day Out With Thomas�, Peanuts� Pumpkin Patch Express, and the Polar Express�, are just a few of the wonderful trips available to passengers. Call for additional information, or to make advance reservations. 1-800-872-4681 or (828) 586-8811

    Chimney Rock Park
    Find the best of the mountains in one place. This privately-owned scenic attraction near Asheville offers spectacular 75-mile views, a 404-foot waterfall, hiking trails and more.

    Great Smoky Mountain Golf Trails
    An overview of 17 of the finest golf courses in Western North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina, and eastern Tennessee.

    Jackson Park is a wonderful place to spend the day. The park has a wide range of bird habitats being represented in the park�s 317 acres. It also includes ball fields and tennis courts. From downtown Hendersonville follow 4th Avenue eastward into the entrance of the park. Open during daylight hours daily. Phone: 828-697-4884

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