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You can take a Horseback Ride at the
Nantahala Village Riding Stables located at Nantahala Village
Hwy. 74 at the beginning of the Nantahala Gorge. The riding
stables are owned by David Loftis, an experienced horseman
and a man very familiar with the local mountains and trails.
Rides can be booked hourly, daily, and for overnight weekend
trips. The hourly rate for horseback riding is $15.00 per
hour. For more information contact David Loftis at (828)
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
is the largest wilderness preserve in the Southern Appalachians.
The park covers over half a million acres of pristine wilderness.
Many species of animals and trees are located in the park
including deer, bear, wild boar, red wolves, and one hundred
and fifty different types of vegetation. Some of the activities
in the park include; Hiking, Fishing, Canoeing/ Kayaking,
Mountain Biking, and Pack trips. For more information call
the park office at (865) 436-1230, or visit the park at
Great Outdoor Recreation
The Great Smoky Mountains Railway is
a historical relic of the days when rail was the King of
transportation. WE ARE LOCATED ONLY 2 MILES AWAY! The railway
operates four diesel-electric locomotives and one Baldwin
steam locomotive. They railway offers many different excursions
for all of the tastes out there. They offer Raft 'N" Rail
Trips, Tuckasegee River Trips, Nantahala Gorge Trips, Red
Marble Gorge Trips, the Twilight Dinner Train, and many,
many more. For more information call them at 1-800-872-4681,
or visit their website at:
Great Smoky Mountains Railway
Enjoy the majestic splendor of the Nantahala
National Forest as you raft down the 8 and 1/2 mile Nantahala
River run. Experience wild rapids and breathtaking drops
between nice relaxing stretches of calm waters. This is
definitely the experience of a lifetime that you and your
kids will not want to miss. Both guided and unguided
trips are available from a variety of outfitters along Hwy.
74 and there is never a shortage of rafts. For those Kayakers
out there, a portion of the Nantahala River just downstream
from the rafting pull-out was one of the training areas
for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team. For more information visit
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Indian Creek Falls
Visit some of the other attractions
the local area has to offer:
Gem and gold mining- the Smoky Mountains are rich in rubies,
sapphires, emeralds, topaz, garnets, and gold. There are
many locations in the area where you can pan and sift for
that precious stone or golden nugget you have always wanted.
Biltmore Estate- the late 19th century home of George Vanderbilt,
the Biltmore Estate covers over 8,000 acres. It is located
on the outskirts of Asheville, North Carolina and draws
visitors from around the world. It is considered to be the
largest private residence in North America, and is fashioned
after a chateau in France. One of the busiest times for
the Biltmore Estate is during Christmas, when they decorate
the entire estate for the holiday season. The Biltmore Estate
is also well known for its beautiful gardens. Visit
their web page at: http://www.biltmore.com/
Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness- The Kilmer-Slickrock
Wilderness is a wild region of steep, rugged mountains and
cascading streams. It also includes one of the last standing
virgin forests on the east coast, named the Joyce Kilmer
Memorial Forest, after the World War 1 soldier killed in
France who wrote the poem "Trees" Some of the trees tower
over 150 feet in height and have trunks over 6 feet in width.
The Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness contains over 60 miles of
The Cradle of Forestry- the home of forestry in North America.
This National Historic Site is the home of the first forestry
school in the U.S., founded in the late 19th century by
Sliding Rock- located next to the Cradle of Forestry, Sliding
Rock offers free fun to kids of all ages. Formed by years
of ice cold mountain waters cascading over a rock face,
Sliding Rock has become a long slippery rock slide down
into a mountain pool. Lifeguards are posted at the pool
and admission is free. Sliding Rock is a short distance
away from Brevard, North Carolina.
Waterfall Touring- there are dozens of scenic waterfalls
located in the area surrounding Deep Creek. To mention a
few, you will find the Indian Creek Falls, Whitewater Falls,
Bridal Veil Falls, Dry Falls, Cullasaja Falls, Glenn Falls,
and many, many more!
Maggie Valley- located right down the road, Maggie Valley
is a quaint town filled with antique and craft shops.
Right up the road you will find Ghost Town, an amusement
park with a western theme... y'all come on down and have
a humdinger of a good time!
1840 W. DEEP CREEK RD.
BRYSON CITY, NC 28713
Fax: (828) 488-2859
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