Guided Fly Fishing Trips in Western North Carolina
"Suited for: Beginner Intermediate and Expert Fly FishersPossible destinations: the Davidson River; the East North or West Forks of the French Broad; Courthouse Creek; Looking Glass Creek; the North or South Mills Rivers; the West Fork of the Pigeon River; or our north fork Private Waters which offer exclusive access to over a mile of the North Fork of the French Broad.Description: If you want to immerse yourselves in the wild domain of Appalachian trout this is the trip for you. Although some of our trips are done on roadside rivers most wade trips involve some walking (typically less than a mile unless you ask your guide for a back country adventure.) Once on the water
"On arrival at the Waldensian Trail of Faith in Valdese you’ll either meet a docent for a guided tour with your small group of 10 or purchase a guidebook at the Visitor Center and walk the level concrete path at your own pace (depending on the option you select at booking). Start with a short video that introduces you to the history and religious heritage of the Waldens a small community of faith from the alpine valleys of Italy who lived by the scriptures and were driven into exile to settle in the North Carolina foothills and preserve a future for their families. Hear their story while you stroll this which bears witness to the journey that led these peaceful people from one continent to another in search of religious freedom. At the operating sawmill see how wood for the early homes was created. Bread is baked in the outdoor oven and shared during the tour. Bocci courts are also available for playing the sport enjoyed by the Waldensians. Please note: Self-guided tours do not include the sawmil""
Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail
"Meet your guide at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins in Cullowhee about a 2-hour drive from Asheville. Get acquainted with equine behavior and receive riding tips during a 50-minute safety program via training video and live demonstration. Once you’re matched with a suitable horse snap on your helmet and practice horseback riding in the ring before setting off on the Flame Azalea Trail. Follow your guide through a hardwood and white pine forest flanked by azaleas before you emerge into an open meadow. Reaching 4200 feet in elevation you’re treated to sweeping views out of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Be on the lookout for wildlife including raptors soaring above. On the descent travel through the Old Fort Lodge — a former youth camp established in 1960 — before ending your tour back at the stables of the 200-acre (80-hectare) working horse farm."
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