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.

Asheville Helicopter Tours

240 Wright Brothers Way
Fletcher, NC 28732

Wonderful year-round helicopter tours along the Blue Ridge Parkway. See the best of the Asheville area landmarks, favorite tourist attractions and wonderful natural beauty of the Western North Carolina mountains! Taking off from Asheville Regional Airport, quickly passing the Biltmore Estate and…

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Blue Ridge Heritage Trail

195 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803

The Blue Ridge Heritage Trail helps you explore the stories of the culture and landscape of the North Carolina mountains and foothills. The Trail is not a “Point A to Point B” trail, but rather many stops throughout the region. You can enjoy a single stop or piece together several sites by…

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Burnsville Anglers – Fly Fishing

Hwy 19E
Burnsville, NC 28714
(828) 691-1506

Our goal is to provide the best fishing experience on the water, while teaching and passing knowledge on to others.We are Burnsville’s Premier Fly Fishing Guide Service offering professional guided fishing trips for the novice and the expert. We are dedicated to providing exceptional fishing trips…

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Davidson River Outfitters

95 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

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…

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Emerald Village

331 McKinney Mine Rd.
Little Switzerland, NC 28749

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, about an hour from Asheville, is Emerald Village, North Carolina’s #1 gem mining attraction!  Tour a real mine, see old mining equipment & enjoy the splashing waterfall!  See the Company Store, re-creating an old mining town. Visit Discovery Mill, with many…

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French Broad Adventures

9800 U.S. Hwy 25/70
Marshall, NC 28753
(800) 570-7238

Whitewater rafting, zipline canopy tours, calm water float trips – we’ve got it all! Raft & Zipline with us & experience two of Asheville’s natural wonders; the French Broad River & the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Best of all, with French Broad Adventures you don’t have to…

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Green River Adventures

111 E Main St
Saluda, NC 28773

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…

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Nantahala Outdoor Center – Whitewater Rafting

13077 Highway 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713-9114

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…

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Navitat Canopy Adventures

242 Poverty Branch Rd.
Barnardsville, NC 28709

Tree-based zipline canopy adventures that thrill, educate, and inspire.

Welcome to Navitat Canopy Adventures Asheville, where our passion and our focus is tree-based adventure! Consistently called one of the best zipline canopy tours in the nation, Navitat is a fully guided,…

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North Carolina Arboretum

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806

Natural beauty comes in a kaleidoscope of colors every season at The North Carolina Arboretum. Surrounded by lush folds of the botanically diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, the Arboretum is adjacent to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, at Milepost 393.

The 434-acre public garden offers…

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Southern Appalachian Anglers/Asheville Fly Fishing

563 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 691-1506

Southern Appalachian Anglers Guide Service is Asheville’s Premier Fly Fishing Outfitter and Asheville’s Top Pick For Guided Fishing Trips. Our fishing guides specialize in smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout and wild trout in WNC’s river systems. We are a licensed and…

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Sycamore Cycles – Brevard/Pisgah Forest, NC

112 New Hendersonville Hwy.
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

After competing in the Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race, Giant rider and mountain bike phenom Adam Craig said, “I’m going to have to say Pisgah is definitely one of the top three places in the universe that I’ve ever ridden — and maybe the very best one.”  Road cycling legend George…

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Sycamore Cycles – Hendersonville

146 3rd Avenue East
Hendersonville, NC 28792

After competing in the Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race, Giant rider and mountain bike phenom Adam Craig said, “I’m going to have to say Pisgah is definitely one of the top three places in the universe that I’ve ever ridden — and maybe the very best one.”  Road cycling legend George…

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Thrifty Adventures

12255 NC Hwy 226A
Spruce Pine (near Little Switzerland), NC 28777

Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Waterfall Rappelling, Mountaineering, Rock & Ice Climbing.  Yoga Hikes, White Water Kayaking, River Tubing, Youth and Scout Programming

Thrifty Adventures is a wilderness guiding service based in western North Carolina. TA has the largest variety…

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Western North Carolina Nature Center

75 Gashes Creek Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

The WNC Nature Center is Asheville’s Wildlife Park and features over 60 species of animals native to the Southern Appalachians including otters, cougars, red wolves, black bear, birds of prey and reptiles. The Nature Center is one of only six facilities in North Carolina to be accredited by the…

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