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Fall Adventures with Nantahala Outdoor Center

Mountain Biker on the Flint Ridge Trail in Bryson City

Experience the seasonal change from lush summer greenery to spectacular fall foliage. Each year, the Smokies become a canvas of vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows over a backdrop of forested mountains. The temperature is perfect – warm enough for just a light jacket but cool enough to enjoy outdoor activities comfortably. And you will find […]

Celebrating 50 Years of Outdoor Adventure at NOC

Rafting with NOC

2022 marks the 50th year since the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) opened their adventure outpost along the waters of the Nantahala River in Bryson City. What began as a small motel and gas station in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains has since grown to multiple locations across four Southeastern states providing millions of guided trips […]

7 Great Fall Adventures in the Smoky Mountains

Fall Color in Clay County North Carolina

The Smoky Mountains are one of the most beautiful places to visit during autumn, with cool mountain weather and brilliant fall foliage blanketing the slopes. From late September through early November, numerous fall adventures await leaf-peeping visitors. Check out these popular experiences, from serene mountain lakes to thrilling ziplines. Bonus: Social distancing comes naturally for […]