North Carolina
Great Outdoor Get-Together: Explore the Smokies
Explore the natural wonders of Nantahala National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains during this epic weeklong event in North Carolina that combines adventure, culture and history.
Program No. 23135RJ
8 days
Starts at
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At a Glance

Join adventurers of kindred spirit for a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience in some of the oldest mountains in the world, the Great Smoky Mountains. Located in Nantahala National Forest, an outdoor adventure mecca, and led by experts from the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), you’ll enjoy a week of inspired learning and fun in the mountains. Learn from NOC’s world-renowned instructors in flatwater and whitewater paddling, and take on aerial adventures through the trees. Experience the rich history of the surrounding towns with dedicated time to exploring the heritage of the Cherokee Indians and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Days vary between No-Sweat and Spirited.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Try something new or polish your skills in whitewater rafting, kayaking, zip lining and more with Nantahala Outdoor Center’s expert instructors.
  • Explore the Nantahala Gorge with a Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Train Excursion, winding through historic Nantahala National Forest.
  • Expand your intellect and sharpen your outdoor skills with leave-no-trace programs, visits to historic Cherokee towns and more adventure-based field trips.

General Notes

Max of 80 participants with smaller break-out groups for activities.
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