Here are some links that we’ve gathered together to get you started on your outdoor adventure when visiting the North Carolina region.  We’ve included information about canoeing and rafting, golf courses, guided tours, hiking, outdoor fun, and more.

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Canoeing and Rafting

Headwaters Outfitters
Canoe, kayak and tube rentals, guides and information.
For the past fourteen years Headwaters Outfitters has provided canoeing, kayaking and tubing trips in Western North Carolina on the beautiful French Broad River.

Nantahala Outdoor Center
Whitewater rafting, paddling instruction, an outfitter’s store and mail order, restaurants, lake paddling, mountain biking, and so much more.

 Green River Adventure

-Green River Adventures has several options for adding a whitewater adventure to your stay in the mountains a must do! We offer half day IK (Inflatable Kayak) trips, full-day Kayak Instruction, guided hikes to some of the areas coolest waterfalls and swimming holes, Stand Up Paddleboard rentals, and more!

Golf Courses

Connestee Falls
A beautiful 18-hole golf course, playable the year around. Golf course architect George W. Cobb created this challenging 6,000 yard, par 72 course.

Etowah Valley Golf Course
Three nine hole courses allow you to play a variety of 18 hole combinations with 4 tee positions.

Glen Cannon Country Club
Beautiful 6,548 yard, par 72 (rating 69.8) golf course, one of the finest courses in Western North Carolina. Our Bermuda grass fairways and bent grass greens are maintained in top condition year round.

Sherwood Forest Golf Course
This executive eighteen hole course has a heavily wooded front nine, and a wide open back nine. The course was rated as one of the top ten courses in the state by “Golf Digest” in 1992.

Guide Services

Brevard Rock Gym

Indoor Rock climbing gym and Guided Rock climbing trips for all ages. They can also provide a shuttle for the Art Loeb Trail.


Pura Vida Adventures

Guides for all sorts of adventures, hiking, climbing, biking, paddling, adventure race training and canyoneering.

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The Bike Farm Pisgah

-”The Bike Farm Pisgah is all about cultivating good times from the dirt up.  We are here to provide you with the best mountain biking experience western North Carolina has to offer.”



High Country Hikers 
One of the advantages of being in Western North Carolina is being able to experience the marvelous hiking in the area. Another is socializing with the fascinating people who live and visit here.

Carolina Mountain Club 
Hike – Save trails – Make friends
The Carolina Mountain Club, now over 80 years old and the second oldest Hiking and Trail Maintaining Club in Western NC fosters the enjoyment of the mountains of Western North Carolina and adjoinging regions.


Biltmore Estate
A treat for family and friends; a place to rediscover gracious hospitality and revel in nature’s beauty.

Brevard Little Theater
Official community theater of Transylvania County, North Carolina and resident community theater company at Brevard College.

Brevard Music Festival Calendar
Students play side-by-side with faculty and guest artists in more than 80 public concerts, staged operas and musicals for a paying audience.

Outdoor Fun
Cradle of Forestry/Forest Discovery Center

A 6,500 acre Historic Site within the Pisgah National Forest, set aside by Congress to commemorate the beginning of forestry conservation in the US.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Steam or diesel, gourmet dinner trains, mystery theater dinner trains, raft/train combos, and a wide array of seating options.

North Carolina Waterfalls
A web site devoted to waterfall information in western North Carolina. This link will go to a waterfall listing. Please explore the rest of the site for other information.

Pisgah Forest Stables
Guided trips through Pisgah National Forest leave on the hour from our stables. We are open 7 days a week April 1st through October 31st.

Western North Carolina Nature Center
To educate the public to the natural history and ecology of the Southern Appalachians.