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NOC’s 5 Unique Memorial Day Adventures

May 16, 2024

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and we’ve got the perfect plans to make your long weekend truly unique. Whether you’re looking for heart-pumping whitewater thrills, serene mountain hikes, or magical moonlit ziplining, NOC has got you covered. With options for every budget and adventure level, you’ll find the ideal escape for your whole crew!

#1 Chattooga River: Section IV
🌊 Ready to tackle the South’s most iconic whitewater? Join us on the Chattooga River: Section IV for a rafting experience that’s steeped in natural beauty and river-running lore. From the exhilarating Seven-Foot Falls to the legendary Five Falls, this trip is the ultimate test of your paddling prowess.

#2 Pigeon River Rafting: Upper Pigeon Gorge
⛰️Exploring in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Pigeon River Rafting: Upper Pigeon Gorge is your ticket to a quick, close, and thrilling outdoor adventure. With nearly continuous Class II-IV rapids and stunning views, this 5-mile stretch is perfect when you’re short on time but big on excitement.

#3 Raft & Zip Package

🥾🚣‍♀️Make it a Monday to remember with our most popular package, River to Ridge! Start your day with a brisk and invigorating guided rafting trip on the Nantahala River. Then, refuel with a delicious lunch at our Big Wesser Riverside Pub before heading out for a thrilling afternoon above the treetops on our Mountaintop Zip Line Tour. It’s the best of both worlds, all in one incredible day!

#4 Moonlight Zip Line
May 23rd, 24th, 25th: 🌙🌠 Experience the magic of ziplining under the stars with our limited-time Moonlight Zip Line tours on May 23rd, 24th, and 25th! Soar through the night sky on our stunning Mountaintop Zip Line Tour, culminating in the heart-pounding 1/2 mile Mega Zip. Paint the sky with glow sticks as our expert guides lead you on an adventure you’ll never forget.

#5 Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking
May 25th, 26th, 27th! 🚣‍♂️📚 Always wanted to learn how to whitewater kayak? Now’s your chance! Join our world-renowned Paddling School for our Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking course. Perfect for beginners and families with kids as young as 8, this full-day experience includes top-notch gear, expert instruction, transportation, and lunch. Build your skills and confidence while exploring some of the region’s most beautiful lakes and rivers.

Don’t let this Memorial Day Weekend pass you by without getting outdoors with your loved ones. Book your long weekend adventure today and get ready to embrace the great outdoors like never before!

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