Zip Lining Adventure in Western North Carolina

Zip Lining Adventure in Western North Carolina
“It’s a true canopy tour. You’re up in the canopy of the trees, zipping from tree to tree” says Abby Burt, marketing director, with Navitat, of the recently opened Navitat Canopy Adventures (map) in western North Carolina. “It’s reminiscent of what one would find in Costa Rica. The zip line tour is completely a tree experience.” Located in Moody Cove, a 242-acre forestland, filled with hardwoods, just north of Barnardsville, N.C., and about 20 minutes north of downtown Asheville, Burt...
May 19th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: eco-friendly, eco-tourism, outdoor adventure, Things to do in North Carolina

It’s All Downhill (and More) at Cataloochee Ski Area

It’s All Downhill (and More) at Cataloochee Ski Area
When you think of places to go snow skiing, North Carolina, much less the South, might not be a destination that first comes to mind. But it should, because if you aren’t familiar to what the easily-accessible area of western North Carolina has to offer, then you’re missing out. Situated in the Great Smoky Mountains, Cataloochee Ski Area (map), in Maggie Valley, is “the closest ‘big’ mountain skiing to the southern most states,” says Tammy Brown, director of marketing with Cataloochee....
February 28th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, outdoor adventure, outdoor recreation, Snow Skiing, Things to do in North Carolina

“Girlfriend Getaway Sweepstakes” to the North Carolina Smokies

“Girlfriend Getaway Sweepstakes” to the North Carolina Smokies
Ladies, when was the last time you and your girlfriends cut loose and had fun? If your answer begin with “19-,” or (horror) you can’t remember, it’s been way to long. The Haywood County (NC) Tourism Development Authority is offering a chance to change this with their “Girlfriend Getaway Sweepstakes.” With just one quick entry and you possibly can win a three-day, two-night getaway for four (you and three friends) to Maggie Valley.  The prize pack includes overnight accommodations at...
December 7th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: contest, getaway, Sweepstakes, Things to do in North Carolina

I-40 Traffic Alert for Travelers Heading to Western North Carolina

I-40 Traffic Alert for Travelers Heading to Western North Carolina
If you have plans to visit Western North Carolina near the Tennessee border, be aware that a portion of I-40 at exit 451 has been closed due to a rockslide. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, it may take months to clean up the slide. If you are heading to Haywood County on I-40 from Asheville and places east, you aren’t affected since exits 31, 27, 24 and 20 are opened. This only affects those who are traveling to Haywood County from Tennessee and other points west on...
October 27th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: alert, featuredarticle, News, Road Trips, Things to do in North Carolina

Follow the Yellow Brick Road this Weekend to Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Follow the Yellow Brick Road this Weekend to Beech Mountain, North Carolina
Peggy Cosica of the Beech Mountain (N.C.) Chamber of Commerce calls it a great big party. “It’s a lot of fun,” she says, referring to the Autumn of Oz celebration on October 3-4. For the last 16 years, this event has been held at the former Land of Oz theme park (1970-80) in Beech Mountain. What began as a small get-together event made up of mostly employees has grown quite large, attracting Wizard of Oz fans from around the world. “We see a tremendous amount of people who remember the...
October 2nd, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Events, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, festival, Things to do in North Carolina

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