US Open Whitewater Slalom and Wildwater Competition Next Weekend

  On Saturday and Sunday, March 26th and 27th, Nantahala Outdoor Center will be hosting the Nantahala Racing Club Whitewater US Open Slalom and Wildwater Competition. During this southeastern classic event hosted by Nantahala Racing Club, elite paddlers,up-and-coming youth and junior athletes and even a few ambitious amateurs run a challenging slalom course through the [...]

By |2016-03-18T15:23:10+00:00March 18th, 2016|Roughing it in Style|

Make Bryson City Part of Your 2016

The New Year is a time reflection, gratitude and making plans for what the coming months will hold. We plan to live better, eat better, exercise more, love more; the list goes on and on! This year, when you are making resolutions and setting goals for the coming months, why not include a trip to the [...]

By |2015-12-29T19:44:36+00:00December 29th, 2015|Roughing it in Style|

Celebrate Halloween in Bryson City

Looking for something fun to do in Bryson City on Halloween? This small really knows how to celebrate! It has been a long summer season and folks are ready to let their hair down and have a good time. If you are looking for some autumn revelry, there are plenty of great options to choose [...]

By |2015-10-26T17:56:04+00:00October 26th, 2015|Roughing it in Style|

Viewing Elk in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has an abundance of wildlife and it is a real treat to get to see a bear, deer or elk during your visit. You will, of course, want to get photos of these beautiful creatures but it is important to make sure you do so safely. We have covered bear safety in previous [...]

By |2015-08-28T16:15:42+00:00August 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Get Inspired in Bryson City

  “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.” -John Muir, 1901 John Muir is often referred [...]

By |2015-08-25T15:05:19+00:00August 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Nantahala Games this Weekend at NOC

On June 27th and 28th, Nantahala Outdoor Center will be hosting the Nantahala Games, the largest citizens’ whitewater race in the country! The weekend will feature a Whitewater Slalom Kayak and Canoe Race, a Downriver Race as well as a Freestyle Competition. In addition, there will be great food, fabulous sales at the NOC Outfitter’s [...]

By |2015-06-25T17:59:25+00:00June 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Nantahala Brewing Company Celebrates 5 Years

Come on down to Nantahala Brewing Company this weekend to help celebrate the 5-year anniversary of our award-winning hometown brewery! For the past 5 years, Nantahala Brewing Company has contributed to our community in so many ways! There is always great live music, exciting events and fundraisers to benefit the community and 2 huge screens [...]

By |2015-05-15T15:53:11+00:00May 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

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! From 11a.m. until 5p.m. on Saturday, May 16th there will be a music festival featuring local musicians, dancers, the Heritage Alive Mountain Youth Talent Contest and a jam session with [...]

By |2015-05-08T14:48:12+00:00May 8th, 2015|Roughing it in Style|

Try Chocolate Covered 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, lots of love! In December of 2013, the brewers filled four Bourbon Barrels with their second Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout [...]

By |2015-02-14T18:53:52+00:00February 14th, 2015|Roughing it in Style|