Adventure – white water, skiing, waterfalls, ziplines

Winter means skiing.  Summer means white water rafting.  Every season means hiking, biking and walking in the woods.



  • Hawksnest Zipline: Ride in winter above snow-tubers at Seven Devils, N.C., and over creeks and through trees. 800-822-4295
    High Country NC tubing at Sugar Mountain resort

    Tubing at Sugar Mountain

Skiing less than one hour away:    

White water outfitters; choice of rivers

Whitetop - Laurel Creek, SW Virginia

Whitetop – Laurel Creek, SW Virginia

Waterfalls we recommend:

•|  Gentry Creek and Falls  (you’ll get very wet feet, off Hwy. 91 between Mountain City, TN and Damascus, VA)

•|  Linville Falls (off the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Grandfather Mountain).

•|  Elk River Falls  (on the NC-TN line near Banner Elk, NC)

•|  Whitetop, VA

•|  The small falls at Backbone Rock (between Shady Valley, TN and Damascus, VA)