Alarka Expeditions, based in Cowee, NC, leads courses and outings in the southern Appalachian mountains with expertise in birds, plants, trees, as well as cultural and natural history. let us tailor a trip down the Little Tennessee River that caters to your unique preferences. We tailor walks and hikes to your specific interests, including birds, botanicals or the fascinating cultural history in our wild mountains. We offer backyard phenology workshops and art and literature sessions and excursions. Email us to book your individual or group outing today!
376 Snow Hill Falls Circcle Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-7400 alarkaexpeditions.com Get Directions
The American Wild Trekking Company exists to provide transformative and enriching wilderness experiences in the Smoky Mountains to those seeking solace from the demands of urban existence. Our trips recenter and reinvigorate through adventure. In the words of John Muir, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…” The American Wild Trekking Company is the conduit between civilization and the wilderness. We will sleep under the stars, climb mountains, swim in waterfalls, and regain balance. Awe is our guiding principle, a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder, and our promise is that by the end of your adventure with us you will be able to take it back with you. The American Wild Trekking Company, more than a vacation…
Great Smoky Mountains Knoxville, TN 37914 (916) 936-8188 www.americanwildtrekking.com Get Directions
Travel the Appalachian Mural Trail and view historical outdoor murals; great art telling the stories and showcasing the beauty of Appalachia. Create your personal trail map for a mural adventure!
P. O. Box 339 Tuckasegee, NC 28783 (828) 293-2239 www.muraltrail.com Get Directions
Your guide to traditional music of the NC mountains, trip tools, calendar, maps, videos and more!
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership195 Hemphill Knob Road Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 298-5330 blueridgemusicnc.com Get Directions
Evening Elk Tours Eco-tours. Guided Wildflower Hikes. Firefly walks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
49 Fancy Lane Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 450-7985 www.cataloocheevalleytours.com Get Directions
Wildwater offers 2 hour Jeep Adventures at our Nantahala Adventure Center. Our Jeeps have been specially modified to provide a comfortable open-air ride, and each trip is led by knowledgeable guides who will introduce you to the cultural and natural history of the area. The Nantahala tour features some of the spectacular waterfalls in the Smoky Mountain region. We have seen wildlife including deer, wild turkeys, birds of prey and sometimes even bears!
10345 Hwy. 19 W. Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-2384 wildwaterrafting.com Get Directions