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 […]

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 […]

Nantahala Games this Weekend at NOC

On June 27th and 28th, Nantahala Outdoor Center will be hosting the Nantahala Games, the largest citizens’ whitewater race in the country! The weekend will feature a Whitewater Slalom Kayak and Canoe Race, a Downriver Race as well as a Freestyle Competition. In addition, there will be great food, fabulous sales at the NOC Outfitter’s […]

Local Artist Highlight – Allyson Gernandt

Allyson Gernandt is an amazingly talented Silversmith here in Bryson City. Her artistic aim is to create jewelry that “just fits” you – who you really are, not just the outfit you are wearing. The result is that she has created an amazing and diverse collection of nature-inspired jewelry with everything from simply beautiful everyday […]

Bryson City Voted Top Outdoor Town

Recently, Bryson City earned the Number 1 spot on Blue Ridge Magazine’s 2014 Top Towns Contest! 36 towns from Pennsylvania to Georgia were entered into the contest and our little town was voted as the Top Town for cool, outdoorsy fun! There is so much Bryson City has to offer – there is a little […]

NOCtoberfest at this Weekend at Nantahala Outdoor Center

This Saturday, Nantahala Outdoor Center, located just west of Bryson City, will host its annual fall celebration, NOCtoberfest. The festival will feature great German-themed food and beverage specials, lots of fun contests and games and of course, the unforgettable Great Pumpkin Pursuit. What is the Great Pumpkin Pursuit, you ask? It is a free-for-all through […]