First Day Hikes offered at all of North Carolina’s state parks on New Year’s Day brought a record 3,859 people to join 57 guided hikes across the state. Mild, dry weather made the hikes more attractive than those in 2018,
Presented by the Nantahala Racing Club, the Glacier Breaker is a family-friendly slalom and downriver event on the Nantahala River. This fun community event is a great introduction for first-time racers. Participants can use racing or plastic boats.
All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! This memorable journey will take you on an incredible journey! Believe the magic this Holiday season! Over 88,000 guests rode THE POLAR EXPRESS with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Greta the Groundhog waits all year for a chance to predict whether spring will come early or not. You and your family are invited to visit the Animal Discovery Den to see if our resident woodchuck sees her shadow.
Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through an outdoor winter wonderland and enjoy unique displays and landscapes composed of more than