North Carolina
The Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains With Your Grandchild
Share your passion for the great outdoors with your grandchild as you hike, raft, ride a historic railroad and learn the story of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains.
Rating (5)
Program No. 21361RJ
5 days
Starts at
5 days
4 nights
12 meals
4B 4L 4D
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At a Glance

Hike and splash your way through the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smokies with your grandchild! Experience exhilarating excursions that will take you up the mountains, down the river, through the forest and back in time as you learn about forest environments, railroad history and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation that called this land their home centuries ago. Plus, become a citizen scientist as you gather info that will help protect our national parks and forest lands!

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Venture into Great Smokey Mountains National Park for a hike and learn about (and look for) the region’s wildlife.
  • Dive deep into Cherokee history and culture as you explore the Oconaluftee Indian Village before taking in the beauty of the park from Waterrock Knob at sunset.
  • Journey to Bryson City to ride the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, and take on a river rafting adventure together on the Nantahala River.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-13.
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