Watershed Resort Blog

Junior Whitewater Olympics this Weekend at the Nantahala River

This weekend, the Nantahala Outdoor Center will be swarming with young paddlers and Olympic hopefuls from around the country. Come cheer on these young athletes as they compete in downriver, slalom and freestyle events as well... View the full post »

Tips to Avoid Tick Bites

Unfortunately, ticks are a fact of life for those who love to be outdoors. In just about any wilderness setting, there are plenty of ticks just waiting for a chance to hitch a free ride and make a meal of you! Don't let that s... View the full post »

Celebrate Freedom Fest in Bryson City

Looking for something to do for the Fourth of July? There are lots of fun, family-friendly activities going on at Freedom Festin Bryson City! Festivities kick off with the Firecracker 5K at 8 a.m. and conti... View the full post »

Nantahala Games this Weekend at NOC

On June 27 th and 28 th, Nantahala Outdoor Centerwill be hosting the Nantahala Games, the largest citizens' whitewater race in the country! The weekend will feature a Whitewater Slalom Kayak and Ca... View the full post »

Stecoah Vally Artisans' Drive About this Weekend

From 10a.m. until 5p.m. this Friday and Saturday (June 26th and 27th), you can visit the Stecoah Valley Art Centerand several local galleries during the Stecoah Valley Artisans' Drive About. Rol... View the full post »

Bear Safety - What to do if You Encounter a Bear

In light of recent reports of an aggressive bear near Mt. LeConte this week, its not a bad idea to go over bear safety once more. Black bears are a big attraction here in the Smoky Mountains. They are beau... View the full post »

Nantahala Brewing Company Celebrates 5 Years

C ome on down to Nantahala Brewing Company this weekend to help celebrate the 5-year anniversary of our award-winning hometown brewery! ... View the full post »

Music Festival at Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center

Celebrate the beginning of summer in the Southern Appalachians with music, dance, food and mountain arts and crafts at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center! ... View the full post »

Swain County Farmer's Market Open for the Season

Swain County Farmer's Market Opened on Friday, May 1 ... View the full post »

Local Artist Highlight - Allyson Gernandt

Allyson Gernandt is an amazingly talented Silversmith here in Bryson City. Her artistic aim is to create jewelry t... View the full post »

Local Business Highlight - It's A Girl Thing

When you are in downtown Bryson City, take a few minutes to pop into It's A Girl Thing and check out their adorable new offerings for Summer. You will be su... View the full post »

Spring Fling at NOC April 26-28th

It is Spring in the Smoky Mountains! The leaves are starting to come out, the Dogwoods are in bloom and there are carpets of wildflowers all around. Come celebrate the return to beautiful weather at Nantahala Out... View the full post »

Local Artist Highlight - Drew Campbell

Since receiving his first Kodak Brownie camera for Christmas as a child, Drew Campbell has loved photography. He strives to find new ways to capture common subjects like the fall colors, a sunset on t... View the full post »

Come See the NRC Whitewater US Open at Nantahala Outdoor Center

On Saturday and Sunday, March 28th and 29th, Nantahala Outdoor Centerwill be hosting the Nantahala Racing Club Whitewater US Open Slalom and Wildwater Competition. During this event, elite paddle... View the full post »

Try Chocolate Cherry Stout at Nantahala Brewing Company

Nantahala Brewing Company is unveiling a little Valentine's Day treat for all you craft beer enthusiasts! These limited release brews encompass everything that is Valentine's Day, from the chocolates to the cherries and of course,... View the full post »