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Nearby Adventures

Home is just the Start

Jackson County is home to four seasons of outdoor recreation, from rafting on the Tuckasegee to hiking along the Blue Ridge Parkway to snow-skiing in the winter at three nearby summits. National and state parkland abound in a region that attracts not just those from the southeast, but visitors from around the world.

Our ``Playlist`` Of Local Favorites

1. Float the Tuckasegee River
2. Hike the Panthertown Valley
3. Drink a mountain-made beer at Innovation Brewery
4. Visit the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
5. Mountain bike the trails of the Nantahala National Forest
6. Whitewater raft on the Ocanaluftee River
7. Learn at the WCU Mountain Heritage Center
8. Explore history at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian
9. Listen to live music at the infamous “No Name” Sports Pub
10. See a show at the Paper Mill Lounge & Theater

When you’re ready for your off-site adventure, the Bear Lake Reserve concierge team can assist with all the arrangements.