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2012-07-26 06:22:23

WESSER, N.C., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Ocoee River in Southeastern Tennessee is home to two significant whitewater runs. The Middle Ocoee is the most popular section of whitewater in the country, while the Upper Ocoee--home to the 1996 Olympic whitewater events--remains the nation's only Olympic whitewater venue. NOC's Ocoee Outpost, a short 2-hour drive from Atlanta, has a number of exhilarating activities for families, such as whitewater rafting, the High Ropes Adventure...

2012-07-09 06:24:51

WESSER, N.C., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), named "#1 Vacation with a Splash" by Good Morning America, invites thrill seekers to beat the heat by cooling off in the Great Smoky Mountains. With temperatures in Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, Columbia and Knoxville reaching over 100 degrees, NOC provides refreshing outdoor recreation alternatives. Find out about them by visiting http://nantahalaoutdoorcenter.blogspot.com! (Photo:...

2012-06-28 06:26:21

WESSER, N.C., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), the Great Smoky Mountains Adventure Headquarters, welcomes fun-seeking families to celebrate July 4(th) with a whitewater river excursion. NOC's Sizzling 4(th) of July celebration features whitewater rafting, sales on gear apparel and footwear, the new Zip Line Adventure Park, Alpine Tower climbing, great food, live music and brew tasting! (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120628/CG31868) Cool off...

2012-06-26 23:01:22

Ugo Tour, a video productions company, spent a day filming at Nantahala Cabins last summer. The Nantahala Cabins' video has now been uploaded to the Internet and will be used to enhance the UGO Tour NC Mountain Smartphone App. "Ugo Tour NC Mountains" is the official Smartphone app of western North Carolina and is your fun and informative GPS travel and tour guide for North Carolina's spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains. Bryson City, NC (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 Ugo Tour, a video productions...

2012-06-14 10:21:53

WESSER, N.C., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), one of the largest outdoor recreation companies in the nation, invites families to an action-packed Father's Day weekend on the river. Dads will get a first-hand look at the Zip Line Adventure Park that opens on Friday, June 15. Nantahala Outdoor Center, your Great Smoky Mountains' adventure headquarters, will also celebrate Olympic Day and host the first Canoe Club Challenge of the season over the weekend....

2012-05-31 10:24:10

WESSER, N.C., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), one of the nation's largest outdoor recreation companies, announced plans to open its new Nantahala Zip Line Adventure Park at the company's 500-acre Nantahala River campus near Bryson City, NC. The new Nantahala Zip Line Adventure Park will open Friday, June 15 and will add an exciting half-day recreation option in addition to white water rafting for guests vacationing in the Western North Carolina mountains....

2010-04-20 12:36:00

CHEROKEE, N.C., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mountainside Theater is changing tunes May 1st, attracting bluegrass bands and artists from across the region to the inaugural Mountainside Art and Music Festival. Seven bands will perform throughout the day, leaving visitors with time to shop the works of Appalachian and native artists and experience daily Cherokee life in the late 1700s at the season opening of Oconaluftee Village. "We have a full day of activities and events...

2008-09-09 12:00:18

By Roger Ludwig Highlights: This short hike is long on attractions: interesting geology, abundant moose and beaver, boiling brookies, but most of all, fascinating archeology.Location: In the southern Snowy Range, west of Foxpark, entering the Platte River WildernessElevations: Official, four wheel drive trailhead, 8,850'; Douglas Creek: 7,950'; Two wheel drive trailhead on FS 580, 9,188'; Douglas Creek: 7,950'Distance: From official trailhead, 2.8 miles each way. From FS 580, about 3.8...