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Outdoor Adventures

Discover the great outdoors in North Carolina! The Smoky Mountains are not only scenic and beautiful to take in from afar but also offer extreme adventure and exploration to all visitors. From mountain biking to zip lining we have it all.

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Blue Chip Fly Fishing

Have you ever wanted to learn fly-fishing or experience some of the best trout fishing in the country? Check out Blue Chip Fly Fishing. Western NC is a fisherman`s paradise with the first and only fly fishing trail in the US. Fly-fishing isn`t the only way to reel them in — there`s fishing on Fontana Lake and at local trout farms as well.
Location: Whittier, NC
Phone: 561-682-1735

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Bryson City Outdoors

AStand Up Paddleboarding and Kayak Rentals.
Phone: (828) 342-6444

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Cherokee Fishing Map

Tribal waters fishing map — be sure to get the special tribal permit!
Location: Cherokee, NC

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Cherokee Fishing Map

Tribal waters fishing map — be sure to get the special tribal permit!
Location: Cherokee, NC

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Endless River Adventures

White water rafting, fly fishing, kayaking and more.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: (828) 488-6199

Fish out of the water.
Biker on mountain trail.

Fire Mountain Trail System for Biking

This is a new trail system built by Trail Dynamics, sponsored by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. It has excellent flow and most switchbacks are bermed to keep speed and momentum with super radius and curvatures. Most trails are easy to intermediate with one “Advanced” segment.
Location: Cherokee

Fire Mountain Trails Map

Map of the Fire Mountain Trail System in Cherokee, NC.
Location: Cherokee, NC

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Nantahala Outdoor Center Zip Line Adventure Park

Negotiate wobbling sky bridges, confusing spider webs, nerve-racking tight ropes and 13 additional obstacles on this 2-hour multi-stage challenge course.
Location: Bryson City
Phone: 828.785.4851

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Rivers Edge Outfitters.
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Rolling Thunder River Co.

White Water Rafting
Location: Bryson City
Toll Free: 1-800-408-7238

Sequoyah National Golf Club

Sequoyah National Golf Club

Robert Trent Jones II designed 18-hole, par 72 course.
Location: Cherokee, NC
Phone: 828-497-3000

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Simond`s Bait and Tackle

Location: Bryson City
Phone: 828-488-6854

Smokey Mountain Country Club

Smokey Mountain Country Club

Thomas Walker designed 18-hole, par 70 course.
Location: Whittier, NC
Phone: 828-497-7622

The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail

88 miles of trails in NC. Explore the Nantahala, Cheoah Bald and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Tsali Cycles

Tsali Cycles

– Bicycle rentals and sales
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-488-9010

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Tsali Recreation Area

Thirty nine miles of trails well suited to mountain biking, hiking, and horse back riding. There are 4 loops with views of the Mountains, Fontana Lake, and old home sites. Lots of potential to see wild turkey, deer, and grouse.
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC

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Smoky Mountain Outdoors Unlimited
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Wildwater Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tour

As the original zipline canopy tour in Western North Carolina, Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours offers 13 different zip lines and 8 bridges.
Location: Bryson City
Toll Free: 866.319.8870

Wildwater Rafting.

Wildwater Rafting

Class I – III rapids over 8 miles of fun.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: (828) 319-8870
Toll Free: (828) 224-7238