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  • Bicycling
  • Camping
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Caving
  • Climbing
  • Eco-Tours
  • Family Fun
  • Fishing
  • Hayride
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kid's Adventures
  • Lama Trekking
  • Rafting
  • Snow Skiing
  • Trout Fishing
  • Tubing
  • Wilderness Expeditions
  • Archery
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paintball
  • Skating, Ice
  • Skating, Roller
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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  • Antiques
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  • Casino
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  • Live Music
  • Night Life
  • Shopping
  • Theaters
  • Concerts and 
    Performing Arts
  • Crafts
  • Family Fun
  • Farmers Market
  • Gem Mining
  • Museums
  • Native American Culture
  • Pioneer History
  • Scenic Drives
  • Steam Railway
  • Walking
  • Waterfalls
  • Hundreds of miles of easy, intermediate and difficult hiking trails crisscross Haywood County. Trail maps are available at the Haywood County Visitor Information Center.

    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is our most popular national park, with approximately 10,000,000 visitors per year! The 517,000 acres of virgin forest contained in The Smokies constitute roughly 90% of the remaining undeveloped, old growth forest in the East. The park is home to 120 different species of trees, 1,800 species of plants, 2,000 species of mushrooms, 26 species of salamanders, and numerous species of birds, mammals & assorted reptiles. The Smokies contain the most extensively maintained trail system in the country, with over 900 miles of trail for hikers and horseback riders.
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    Outdoor Adventures

    Bicycling

    The Blue Ridge Parkway, along with winding country roads and off-road mountain bike trails, beckon to cyclists from around the world.

    Blue Ridge Cycling Adventures

    Ron Johnson books day trips for what he calls "avid cyclists", and he can be reached at 828-452-5573.
    Visit the store at 747 South Haywood Street, Waynesville for bike repairs, bike rentals, trail maps,
    bike accessories, and other cycling needs. Cosed on Sundays.


    Cheerio Adventures

    Keith Russell offers cycling, caving, climbing and canoeing adventures. Call him at 540-579-6731.

    Mountain Biking
    Numerous biking camp packages and day trips available. Check their website first, then call them at
    1-888-662-1662 for info and reservations.

    MTB WNC
    A great website for the self-guided mountain biker. Includes trail maps, public camping areas, conditions, etc.

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    Camping

    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is our most popular national park, with approximately 10,000,000 visitors per year! The 517,000 acres of virgin forest contained in The Smokies constitute roughly 90% of the remaining undeveloped, old growth forest in the East. The park has six developed car-camping campgrounds, three primitive campgrounds, and five auto-access horse camps. The length of stay at developed and primitive campgrounds is limited to 7 consecutive days from May 15th thru Labor Day and 14 consecutive days from Labor Day to May 15th. Call 1-800-365-CAMP for reservations or visit camping reservations website.

    Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campgrounds
    59 Motorcyle Dr., Cruso Call 828-235-8350.

    Connie's Camp Ground & Cottage
    Deer Run Road, Maggie Valley Call 828-926-3619.

    Lonesome Pine Campground
    167 Jonathan Creek Rd., Waynesville Call 828-926-0519.

    Winngray Family Campground
    Metered LP, Cable TV, open year round, panoramic mountain view. Call 828-926-3170.

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    Canoeing/Kayaking

  • Miles of scenic mountain streams & creeks to explore.

    Headwaters Outfitters
    Canoeing and Kayaking on the French Broad River since 1992. Located in Transylvania County, NC at the intersection of Highways 64 & 215. Call 1-800-877-3106.

    Nantahala Outdoor Center
    Canoeing and Kayaking on the Nantahala, Chattooga, Ocoee, French Broad & Nolichucky Rivers since 1972. 13077 Highway 19, West Bryson City, call 1-800-232-7238.

    2 Rivers Outfitters & Rafting Co.
    Kayaks, funyacks, tubes and rafts on the Tuckaseigee River. Children and people of all ages. In Historic Dillsboro. 828-586-4188.

    Tuckaseegee Outfitters
    Funyacks, ducks, tubes and rafts on the Tuckaseigee River. All ages. Also in Dillsboro. 1-800-539-5683

    Cheerio Adventures
    Keith Russell offers canoeing, caving, climbing and biking adventures. Call him at 540-579-6731.

    Southern Waterways
    Dave Donnell offers canoeing, kayaking, and rafting adventures on the French Broad River. Call him at 800-849-1970 or 828-232-1970.
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    Caving

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    Climbing

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    Eco-Tours

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    Fishing

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    Hayride

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    Hiking

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    Horseback Riding

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    Lama Trekking

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    Rafting

    Nantahala Outdoor Center
    Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala, Chattooga, Ocoee, French Broad & Nolichucky Rivers since 1972
    13077 Highway 19, West Bryson City, call 1-800-232-7238.

    Nantahala White Water -Adventurous Fast Rivers Rafting
    No waiting rentals-guided by reservation. Families, groups, discounts.
    14690 Nantahala Gorge, call 1-800-GET-RAFT or 828-488-2386

    USA Raft
    Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala, French Broad, Pigeon, Ocoee, and Nolichucky Rivers.
    Call 800-USA-RAFT for info and reservations.

    Wildwater Ltd.
    Convenient shuttle from Maggie Valley. Whitewater rafting on the Pigeon River.
    Call 1-800-451-9972 or 1-800-762-2463 for info and local shuttle stops.

    French Broad Rafting Company
    Whitewater rafting on the French Broad River - they have 18 years of experience, so their guides know the area very well. And, they always put an experienced guide in every boat!
    Call 1-800-570-7238 for info and reservations.

    Rolling Thunder River Company
    Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River.
    Call 1-800-408-7238 for info and reservations.

    Southern Waterways
    Southern Waterways is a locally owned and operated canoe, kayak, and raft rental service in Asheville, NC.  They offer a quietwater river experience unlike many of the surrounding rafting company's. Their trip is a relaxing laid back three hour float trip on the French Broad River through the famed and historic Biltmore Estate property. Southern Waterways provides all the necessary equipment to have a safe and fun filled river experience. Guests can choose from either 2 person canoes, one or two person sit-on-top- kayaks, or four to five person rafts. This scenic float trip lasts about three hours and is a self guided trip.

    Southern Waterways also offers romantic sunset river trips. On Wed. and Sat. Evenings things take on a different hue at Southern Waterways, a special trip is offered at 5:30 for a quietwater sunset trip. In addition they also have riverside facilities that can be reserved for company picnics, wedding parties, special events, birthday parties, or corporate awards assembly.

    Call 800.849.1970 and 828.232.1970     e-mail: paddlefun@ioa.com

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    Snow Skiing

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    Trout Fishing

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    Tubing

    Headwaters Outfitters
    Transylvania County, NC. The North Fork Tube Run is only $7 per person! Season is from April thru October. Call them at 828-877-3106.

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    Wilderness Expeditions

    Slickrock Expeditions
    Specializing in wilderness expeditions. Call them at 828-293-3999.

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    Sporting Activities

    Call NC Amateur Sports @ 800-277-8763 or 919-361-1133 for more information.

    Archery

    Waynesville

    Right On Target Family Archery
    Outdoor range & 20 yard indoor range, proshop, lessons, repairs, tournaments, etc.
    Jonathan Creek Road 828-926-8307

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    Baseball

    Waynesville

    Waynesville Recreation Park
    Several baseball fields on Marshall Street and Vance Street.. Call 828-456-8677

    Sylva
    Six Batting cages in the Ingles parking lot on rt. 107 about 2 miles south of downtown Sylva. Balls are $1.50 for 15 pitches from 40 to 75 mph. Also softball pitches.

    Baseball coaching camps & batting instruction is also available. Call Rodney Henson at 828-631-0961 or 828-586-6612.

    Batting Cage
    Located in Hendersonville, Double Tee has 8 batting cages, a driving range w/ LPGA instructor, 2-acre short game practice area, and a miniature golf facility with a waterfall and three spray fountains. A great place for family fun, especially for visitors to the area who are looking for some activities for the kids - days or evenings. 
    Call us at 828-693-7420.

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    Basketball

    Waynesville

    Waynesville Recreation Park
    Two basketball courts on Marshall Street. Call 828-456-8677

    Lake Junaluska
    Off 276 N./19S., this man-made lake is the centerpiece of a Methodist Retreat Center. There is a basketball court off of the Rt. 19 entrance.

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    Fencing

    Asheville

    Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre (ACDT)
    Fencing 1 (for beginners): Basic Foil, positions, foot work and blade work.
    Fencing Foil 2, Saber and Epee (intermediate): For fencers with previous experience.  Foot work, technique, blade work exercises and distance exercises are emphasized in this class.
    Fencing Foil 3, Saber and Epee (advanced): For fencers with good training foundation. Advanced footwork and blade work, tactical classes, development of competition skills and knowledge of F.I.E. rules will be emphasized.
    20  Commerce Street, Asheville, NC 28801 (Tel: 828-254-2621, 828-254-2137) email

    Swordplay Alliance
    Asheville, Burnsville, and Winston-Salem, NC (also Atlanta, GA and Decatur, AL). Contact Samara Floyd, email swordplayalliance@hotmail.com, phone (888) 626-8433. Our schools teach rapier, rapier paired with dagger, sword & shield, as well as the two-handed broadsword.

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    Golf

    Iron Tree Golf Course & Driving Range
    Exit 24 off I-40 take Hwy 209 North to 774 Iron Tree Drive, Clyde.
    9 holes, par 35. Call 828-627-1933.

    Lake Junaluska Golf Course
    Exit 103 off 23/74. Take Hwy 19 North to 19 Golf Course Road, Lake Junaluska.
    This 18 hole, par 68 course offers views of the 200 acre lake and the surrounding mountains. Call 828-456-5777.

    Laurel Ridge Country Club
    Exit 100 off 23/74. 788 Eagle Nest Road, Waynesville. A private golf community.
    18 hole, par 72 course. Call 828-456-5777.

    Maggie Valley Resort & Country Club
    From US Hwy 19 take Moody Farm Road to 340 Country Club Road,
    Maggie Valley. 18 hole, par 72 championship course. Fine dining, live entertainment, cozy lodges or villas, and complete golf packages.
    Call 828-926-6013.

    Springdale Country Club
    Take 276 South to Golfwatch Road, Canton. One of North Carolina's most scenic 18 hole, par 72 courses. 6,812 yards lead you through mountain fairways and scenic valleys. Test your skills on the 429-yard uphill par 4 with a dogleg right and a mountain stream that runs from the tee to the green. Golf packages available. Call 828-235-8451.

    Waynesville Country Club Inn
    Take 23/74 to the West Waynesville Exit 98 to Main Street. Turn onto Country Club Drive. Lush fairways, bent grass greens, streams, ponds and spectacular views. 27 holes, par 70. Call 828-452-4617.

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    Ice Skating

    Asheville

    Asheville Civic Center
    Limited public ice skating dates/times available. Call 828-259-5736.

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    Miniature Golf

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    Paintball

    Blue Ridge Paintball
    Blue Ridge Paintball has opened in Cullowhee. Take Rt. 107 south from Sylva toward Cullowhee, then left on Speedwell Road, drive less than a mile then take left fork (at Speedwell convenience store), onto Cullowhee Mountain Road. Drive less that a mile and Paintball is on your left.

    Wolverine Paintball
    Store and field located in Hendersonville. Travel east on I-26 to exit 13. Right onto US 25 south. Go 3 miles to Brookside Camp Road, then turn left at light (at Enmark Station). Entrance is on right across from Double Tee Driving Range.

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    Roller Skating

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    Softball

    Waynesville Recreation Park
    Several softball/baseball fields on Marshall Street & Vance Street. Call 828-456-8677

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    Swimming

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    Tennis

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    Volleyball

    Waynesville Recreation Park
    Two white sand volleyball courts on Vance Street in Waynesville. Call 828-456-8577 for info..

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    Doing the Town

    Antiques

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    Attractions

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    Casino

    Harrah's Cherokee Casino
    Cherokee. The only legal action this side of the GSMNP. Call them at 1-800-HARRAHS.

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    Dining

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    Live Music

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    Concerts/Performing Arts

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    Farmer's Market

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    Gem Mining


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    Museums

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    Native American Culture


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    Pioneer History

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    Scenic Drives

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    Steam Railway

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    Walking

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    Waterfalls

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