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Experience a unique way of “Leaf Peeping” this fall by visiting the Nantahala Outdoor Center

August 27, 2012

WESSER, N.C., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), named “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure, will give “Leaf Peepers” a unique way to experience the fall season through seeing the leaves while whitewater rafting, hiking, taking train rides and zip line rides. Enjoy the beautiful variety of fall color this autumn at the seven Nantahala Outdoor Center campuses in the Southeast.

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September kicks off the “Leaf Peeping” Season which attracts leaf watchers from all over the country to the beautiful foliage along the Southeast mountains and rivers. The fall season is a great time to explore Nantahala Outdoor Center; visitors can raft down the seven rivers while enjoying the amazing beauty. The Nantahala River campus’ stunning fall color will make for a beautiful, unique atmosphere while rafting or even soaring above the trees at the Zip Line Adventure Park.

NOC Gatlinburg is another great campus due to the close proximity of the peak red, orange and yellow leaves along the Smoky Mountains. The Gatlinburg campus offers access to a wide range of elevations that result in a better chance of seeing the arrangement of autumn colors. Experience breath-taking views while floating down the river or from mountainside fire towers. Leaf watchers can also take full advantage of the exciting activities on campus such as whitewater rafting, hiking along the Appalachian Trail and rides along the Smoky Mountain railroad.

“Situated in the Smokey Mountains, NOC offers stunning views of the surrounding nature during the autumn months,” said Sutton Bacon, President and CEO of Nantahala Outdoor Center. “We urge families, outdoor enthusiasts, and “Leaf Peepers” this fall to experience the rainbow of colors while enjoying the many thrilling outdoor activities we offer. I feel confident that Nantahala Outdoor Center will become a must-see fall tradition for anyone who experiences it this year.”

For more information on Nantahala Outdoor Center’s campuses or to make reservations visit NOC.com or call 888.905.7238.

About Nantahala Outdoor Center

Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is one of the nation’s largest outdoor recreation companies. Over a million guests visit NOC annually to embark on a diverse collection of more than 120 different whitewater rafting and land-based itineraries, learn to kayak at NOC’s world-renowned Paddling School, travel to foreign countries with NOC’s Adventure Travel program, test the latest outdoor gear and shop at its three LEED-certified flagship retail stores or enjoy NOC’s resort amenities such as its three restaurants and multi-tiered lodging. A privately-held company, NOC is one of the largest employers in Western North Carolina, and 22 Olympians including 2 Gold Medalists have called NOC home. NOC has been recently recognized by The New York Times as the “Nation’s Premiere Paddling School,” “The Best Place to Learn” by Outside, and as “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic ADVENTURE.

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