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Every summer, hundreds of tourists flock to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina to visit the Nantahala. Flowing beside the two-lane US Highway 19/74, this lovely river is a striking combination of adventure and calm. The highway is dotted with numerous areas for picnicking and enjoying the river while staying dry. For the majority, however, paddling the river is the greatest attraction.
There are many local rafters who are ready to help make your trip down the river a success. There’s the Nantahala Outdoor Center, the Paddle Inn Rafting Company, WILDWATER, and Carolina Outfitters, to name a few. Book your journey down the Nantahala now!
If you are looking for a getaway to a place of history, prestige, elegance, and both natural and cultured beauty, consider a visit to the Biltmore Estate. From the expansive grounds and gardens to the timeless Biltmore Village, from inspirational shopping to tours of the family mansion, the Biltmore Estate offers something for everyone.
What a beautiful retreat from the busy and noisy chaos of life the Great Smoky Mountain National Park has proved to be to countless scores of people. From misty mornings that are full of refreshing anticipation to the comforting warmth of a summer day and the crowning glories of evening, the GSMP is a haven for those seeking refreshment and rest from the “daily grind.”
The GSMP features a striking diversity of wildlife including hundreds of species of birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians, in addition to what may be the two most attractive sights of all: black bears and elk. There are numerous opportunities to enjoy God’s spectacular creation from the hiking trails that snake through this spectacular mountain range.
The John Campbell Folk School located in Brasstown, NC is well-known for the many folk arts and sciences that are taught there. People from all over the nation have visited the School to learn the dying crafts of basketweaving, blacksmithing, spinning and dyeing thread, millinery, and woodcarving.
Fires Creek picnic area and hiking trails are a haven for many people who visit (or live in!) the mountains of Western North Carolina. The area features a creek that runs right through the woods in the foothills. This beautiful and peaceful place is equipped with many eating areas located at comfortable distances from each other, making it a great place to go — even if there are several others who have also decided to come out and enjoy God’s creation! There are several hiking trails nearby that work well for beginners as well as those who are more experienced in their hiking skills. Perhaps the most famous would be the Rim Trail, a loop measuring nearly twenty-five miles, and rated “difficult.”
Fires Creek is in Haysville, NC – only an estimated 20 minutes drive from Peachtree Cove RV Park.