Activities

White Water Rafting

Enjoy the scenic splendor of the Nantahala National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains as you paddle the clean cold waters of the Nantahala River.

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Fishing

Nantahala on the Fly specializes in fly fishing the waters of the Nantahala River and is privileged to be able to offer guided float trips down the Lower Nantahala. An experience that is only available to a handful of people.

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Gem Mining

Nantahala River Gem Mine is located in the cool scenic mountains of Western North Carolina. Western North Carolina is well known as a gem capital and is famous for its natural deposits of rubies and sapphires.

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Horseback Riding

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a family horseback riding adventure in the Nantahala National Forest. A variety of wildlife may be seen, including deer, turkey, squirrel, bear, wild hog and an abundant variety of birds.

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Train Tours

The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad offers a variety of scenic excursions through the mountains of western North Carolina.

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Nature Float Trip

Enjoy a family friendly float trip down the Little Tennessee River. This river flows through Macon & Swain Counties & is one of the most biologically important areas in North Carolina. It is one of the last remaining southern Appalachian Rivers to have escaped both dam construction & development.

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Visit Local Attractions

The Great Smoky Mountains are filled with beautiful vistas and cultural attractions. Enjoy scenic hikes, view spectacular waterfalls, or explore the culture of the Cherokee Nation.
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