Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities
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Enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains with one of NOC's Outdoor Adventures. With a variety of options you can decide your exertion level. Sit back and relax while gliding over Fontana Lake and through Nantahala National Forest and the Nantahala Gorge. Take an easy paddle in stable recreational kayaks or Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) whilst exploring stunning Fontana Lake. Or go for an adrenaline-pumping mountain bike ride at renowned Tsali Recreation Area or NOC's Flint Ridge Trail. NOC's Outdoor Adventure are the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors and views of the Great Smoky Mountains and Western North Carolina.

Adventure Travel

NOC has led international adventure vacations for over 30 years, visiting 40 countries. Current trips include Chile, Costa Rica and the… Learn More

Train Excursions

Ride the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The popular passenger train offers multiple scenic trips, including a Nantahala Gorge Excursion. Learn More

Fontana Lake Kayak & SUP Rentals

Bryson City, NC

Duration: 2 Hours

Price: $20-$25

Age: 4+ Years

Lake Fontana Kayak and SUP rentals enable you to explore the lake at your own pace. Find waterfalls, see wildlife and improve your paddling. Learn More

Guided Fontana Lake Tour

Bryson City, NC

Duration: 3-4 Hours

Price: $15.99-$47.99

Age: 4+ Years

Paddle your own boat on Lake Fontana with instructional and interpretive assistance from an NOC expert guide. Learn More

Mountain Biking

Rent a mountain bike and hit the trails. Ride at the nearby Tsali trail system or at NOC’s on-premise Flint Ridge Trail. Learn More