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Haywood Waterways Association will lead a hike in the Rough Creek Watershed on Saturday, March 23. The hike will be guided by Eric Romaniszyn, Haywood Waterways' Executive Director who will discuss watershed ecology. The event is free for members and a $5 donation for nonmembers. Haywood Wat… Read more

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Looking for something to do with your family? Join the Jackson County Rec Center for a afternoon hike to High Falls at Lake Glenville — also known as Cullowhee Falls. Read more

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Known for offering one of the longest ski seasons in the south, Cataloochee Ski Area is gearing up to kick off its 53rd season. Historically, Cataloochee is one of the first ski areas to open in the region and one of the very last to close. Located at an elevation of more than 5,000 feet, Cataloochee offers the latest in snow making technology (which is often enhanced by natural snowfall throughout the winter), ... Read more

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Winter is a great season to be outdoors in the mountains of North Carolina. You don’t have to worry about dealing with insects or running into cobwebs and the trees have shed their leaves opening up gorgeous views for miles through the crisp air. The air may be brisk, but that’s perfect for … Read more

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Hikers in the Western North Carolina mountains often have a choice to make: walk by water or have a view. Some trails do offer both, and for this reason, my favorite hike in this end of the state starts at the East Fork of the Pigeon River and goes to the Shining Rock outcropping. Read more

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The 2019 Classic Hikes of the Smokies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park feature interpretation of the trail, history, and park projects supported by Friends of the Smokies. Read more