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Nantahala Outdoor Center

NOCtoberfest, NOC’s annual fall family fun event returns! Enjoy leaf season in the mountains at Nantahala Outdoor Center’s annual NOCtoberfest event on October 22nd, 2022. This free, family favorite celebration offers activities, kid friendly live music, and prizes for all ages to enjoy.   Event highlights include: Trick or treating Costume contents, bring your kids […]


Discovering the Appalachian Trail Author Book Signing

NOC Gatlinburg

From beginners to thru-hikers, Discovering the Appalachian Trail has something for anyone that wants a connection with the nation’s longest marked footpath at approximately 2,181 miles. Starting at Springer Mountain in Georgia and finishing far to the north in Maine’s Mount Katahdin, the A.T. crosses 14 states, 6 national parks, and 8 national forests. Taking […]

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