Get Away From It All This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, but if the thought of cooking, cleaning, & staring at the same four walls you've looked at all year make you feel less than grateful, we've got the answer. For a Thanksgiving getaway location full of opportunities to make incredible memories that include…

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Immersive Wilderness & Indoor Education

Summer vacation is nearing its end and many families (and teachers!) are getting ready for the official start of a new school year. No matter whether you're a parent, student, teacher, or simply a lover of learning, there’s always room for immersive education outside of the classroom! Here in…

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Did You Hear It's World Listening Day!

The foothills of NC are well known for spectacular views, exhilarating trails, and unique local artisan works. You can almost hear nature sing as you wander along the byways and paths that traverse across the region’s forested splendor. Fortunately, there’s a holiday to celebrate exactly that! This…

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Western NC Cycling & Mountain Biking

As children, many of us learned to ride a bike. The excitement and feeling of freedom that first day the training wheels came off and the experience of really (or so we thought!) flying up and down hills with the wind whipping around our faces is a memory that provides reminders of pure childhood…

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Family Fun Abounds in NC

Goofing Off. It’s always a family favorite pastime! Here in the Blue Ridge Foothills of Rutherford county, family-fun definitely collides with adventure and excitement. From scavenger hunts along mountain trails, to beachside games, water adventures, and mining for lost treasure -- no matter whether…

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Fireworks and Festivities 2021

American Independence Day is full of family gatherings, cookouts, and activities that can only be enjoyed in the great outdoors; but for many of us, the most exhilarating part of this national holiday is (of course) the fireworks! From exploding stars that illuminate the night sky, to showering…

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Memorial Day Weekend

It may not be the official start of summer on the calendar, but Memorial Day Weekend symbolizes the unofficial beginning of summer for many of us. Thoughts of warm days, temperate nights, and outdoor activities beckon us to embrace the burgeoning warmth that spring began and get outdoors. This…

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Our Hiking Picks for National Trails Day

June 5th is National Trails Day. What better way to celebrate this wonderful, slightly obscure holiday than to hit the trails of the Western North Carolina foothills! Here in Rutherford county, we've got the perfect hiking experience for every ability and agility level. Easy Does It For those that…

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