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Hiking is a great physical activity to enjoy while visiting the Nantahala National Forest. This wildlife preserve is the largest in the state of North Carolina and enjoys more than 500,000 acres of sprawling wilderness. Within the forest, hikers can expect to see A wide diversity of trees and plants that include many beautiful wild flowers, wildlife, waterfalls and extraordinary views.

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For beginning fisherman, or those interested in learning more about the peaceful pass time, learning to distinguish fly and spin fishing is useful knowledge. Fly fishing has some unique requirements that you should definitely think about before hand. Here are a few pros and cons to consider before you plan your next fishing trip.

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Americans are notorious for working long hours and skipping paid time off. In fact, Americans have steadily been declining paid time off since the 1970’s. The lack of travel and leisure has raised considerable warnings among the US Travel Association, which launched a non-profit organization called The Travel Effect, to research these trends.

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Getting ready to take on the Appalachian Trail? Whether you’re starting in Maine and ending in Georgia or are sticking to the North Carolina section, there’s plenty of “trail stuff” to check out in the Old North State. Let’s take a look at some of the North Carolina Appalachian Trail section’s best highlights:

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The Little Tennessee River is located near Bryson City in Western North Carolina. It flows through Macon and Swain Counties, and is one of the most biologically-important areas in the entire state. Rich in plant and animal life, you’ll find many beauteous critters in and around this awe-inspiring waterway. Let’s check out a few of the animals you might see while enjoying a nature float trip:

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An 11-mile road with 318 curves, the Tail of the Dragon is the number-one motorcycle and sports car highway in the country. Formally known as US 129, the route does not feature a single driveway or intersecting road, and is bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest. A must-do for any motorcycle or sports car enthusiast, turns are tight, and the surrounding area offers much in regards to recreation and things to do.

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Aside from getting exercise, enjoying the fresh air, and working through challenging activities, outdoor adventures like river rafting, gem mining, horseback riding, and fishing can have profound effects on family communication. Working together as a team also establishes trust and fellowship among family members. Whether you’re seeking to improve family relationships, or strengthen communication and trust, a trip to North Carolina may be what your family needs.

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North Carolina enjoys a rich history of gem mining and prospecting. In the early 1800’s, the nation’s original gold rush took place in North Carolina, after a 12-year-old boy discovered a 17-pound gold nugget in Little Yellow Creek. The rest is history, as the countryside filled with working mines, and the dream of striking it rich took hold of everyone’s imagination. Today, visitors of North Carolina can visit many of these famous mines and gem sites for a chance to capture that same excitement in a bag full of earth.

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There’s no denying the magnetic quality that exists between children and horses. Children are impressed by a horse’s power and grace, and awestricken at the chance to ride one. Aside from fulfilling childhood fantasies, horseback riding has several unexpected benefits for kids.

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One of the best day trips for all levels of experience is Nantahala River Rafting with Carolina Outfitters.

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