Outdoor recreation and outdoor adventures are seemingly endless in the Western North Carolina mountains, the outdoor playground of the Southeast. Acclaimed by numerous magazines as a top outdoor adventure destination, visitors enjoy whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, outdoor tours and experiencing the highest mountain peaks in the entire Eastern U.S.
What adventure seekers will find in the Asheville area: natural waterslides, rollercoaster-like mountain bike trails, and stunning vistas that will take your breath away faster than a Ferris wheel. Whether you're into extreme sports or soft adventure, the mountains surrounding Asheville offer endless adventures. Outside magazine consistently ranks Asheville among its top destinations for outdoor recreation and adventures.
Explore the high country on horseback or in a horse-drawn covered wagon, several trails from which to choose. Offering one-, two-, three- or four-hour and all day rides. The big Belgian horses make quite a show. The 200 year old Little Pine Garnet …more
Second Gear is a consignment shop specializing in outdoor gear, clothing, footwear and accessories – used & new. We feature bikes, kayaks, paddling accessories, backpacks, tents, camping supplies, climbing gear, snowboards, disc golf equipment, …more
This king of swimming holes, located in the mountains of Transylvania County near Asheville, is a 60 foot natural water slide. Ride down a well-worn slab of rock that has been providing summertime entertainment long before water slides became …more
Hold on to the safety rails as your skilled driver cruises and spins the 11-passenger boat 360 degrees, all against the backdrop of Fontana Lake. Suitable for all ages - no age or weight minimum for the jet boat ride. Combination hike and ride trips …more
Welcome to Smoky Mountain Trail Rides, located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina only 30 minutes from Asheville, North Carolina. Come and enjoy horseback riding at our peaceful, secluded mountain top setting. We ride to …more