US Open Whitewater Slalom and Wildwater Competition Next Weekend

  On Saturday and Sunday, March 26th and 27th, Nantahala Outdoor Center will be hosting the Nantahala Racing Club Whitewater US Open Slalom and Wildwater Competition. During this southeastern classic event hosted by Nantahala Racing Club, elite paddlers,up-and-coming youth and junior athletes and even a few ambitious amateurs run a challenging slalom course through the […]

Make Bryson City Part of Your 2016

The New Year is a time reflection, gratitude and making plans for what the coming months will hold. We plan to live better, eat better, exercise more, love more; the list goes on and on! This year, when you are making resolutions and setting goals for the coming months, why not include a trip to the […]

Celebrate Halloween in Bryson City

Looking for something fun to do in Bryson City on Halloween? This small really knows how to celebrate! It has been a long summer season and folks are ready to let their hair down and have a good time. If you are looking for some autumn revelry, there are plenty of great options to choose […]

USA Whitewater Slalom Nationals This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, October 9th and 10th, Nantahala Outdoor Center will be hosting the USA Canoe and Kayak Whitewater Slalom Nationals. During this event, elite paddlers as well as up-and-coming youth and junior athletes will run a challenging slalom course through the Nantahala Falls in hopes of winning the title of Whitewater Slalom National […]

Guest Appreciation Festival this Weekend at Nantahala Outdoor Center

It’s that time of year again! This weekend, Nantahala Outdoor Center will host their annual Guest Appreciation Festival featuring tons of fun activities, great deals on new and used gear, arts and crafts, lots of great bands and of course, the famous Gear Marketplace. If you have never been to GAF, as it is affectionately […]

Bear Safety – What to do if You Encounter a Bear

In light of recent reports of an aggressive bear near Mt. LeConte this week, its not a bad idea to go over bear safety once more. Black bears are a big attraction here in the Smoky Mountains. They are beautiful and generally peaceful animals that would really rather avoid contact with humans. But make no mistake – […]

Music Festival at Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center

Celebrate the beginning of summer in the Southern Appalachians with music, dance, food and mountain arts and crafts at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center! From 11a.m. until 5p.m. on Saturday, May 16th there will be a music festival featuring local musicians, dancers, the Heritage Alive Mountain Youth Talent Contest and a jam session with […]