Saturday, April 30, 2011

Last Chance for Ramps!

May 1 the Waynesville Ramp Festival will be held at American Legion Field from 12 noon until... with live music & entertainment. The festival's feature is food with ramps, raw or cooked, plus ham and eggs, meatloaf, baked beans, potatoes, cornbread and more. The festival includes a craft show.

Ramps have a long and colorful history in the Appalachian mountains.
Valued for centuries as an early spring tonic after a long winter without fresh fruits and vegetables, they are now the centerpiece of dozens of fundraiser festivals held from North Carolina to Pennsylvania. Growing wild in areas throughout the Appalachians, ramps frequently occur in patches of hundreds (or even thousands) of plants growing in rich soil of maple-beech-hemlock hardwoods. If you are in doubt as to the plant’s identity, trust your nose for positive verification. They have a unique odor and taste which most  people describe as a pleasant combination of onion and garlic.

The ramp leaves, like typical ephemerals, appear rapidly in early spring and survive for a relatively short time. They wilt and disappear quickly once the dense forest canopy of broad leaves has formed. The bulbs will naturally persist much like young onions or scallions, with the base somewhat swollen but not a true bulb.They are often referred to as "rampscallions".

Find a variety of ramp recipes here...

Friday, April 29, 2011

Family Fun in the Mountains this weekend

April 29 the  2011 Opening Day for Tweetsie Railroad .  NC's oldest theme park opens for another season of wild-west fun & excitement! Kids (of all ages) can be a cowboy, Indian or engineer. Take a spin on the rides in the Country Fair and on Miner’s Mountain, test your skills at the Arcade and Shooting Gallery or meet the friendly animals at DeerPark.

April 30 from 10 AM to 4 PM Hendersonville NC hosts Spring Festival at the Farm . Historic Johnson Farm offers fun for the whole family,including arts & crafts, a pound cake sale, house tours, food, entertainment, wagon and tractor rides. Adults admission $6.00, Students $4.00, preschoolers are free.

April 30 the National Day of Puppetry at Asheville's Folk Art Center is a day-long celebration of the art of puppetry sponsored by the Asheville Puppetry Alliance. Festivities include puppetmaking, puppet demonstrations and roving performers throughout the day with stage shows by the Western North Carolina puppeteers.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

American Rhododendron Society, SE Chapter, Annual Rhododendron Truss Show

April 30 - May 1 in Asheville NC the Annual American Rhododendrons Society Southeast Chapter Show  is at the The North Carolina Arboretum. Spring and summer blooming rhododendrons and azaleas are the favorites of the weekend. The Arboretum is home to the National Native Azalea Collection, and visitors are encouraged to explore the garden representing nearly every species native to the United States. Society members will be on hand to answer questions, and a guided tour of the Arboretum’s Azalea Repository will be offered each day. Noon to 5 Pm both days.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Enjoy a Spring getaway at Hot Springs NC Log Cabins

BEAR CREEK CABINS  in historic Hot Springs North Carolina offers two real log cabins at affordable rates. You'll love these cabins with mountain and creek views and wood-burning fireplaces on 9 private acres. There are creeks with waterfalls, nearby rafting, hiking, skiing and a pavilion, PLUS easy motorcycle access and a motorcycle enthusiast's package.

The Stone wood burning fireplaces, mountain laurel hand railing and Virginia Oak hardwood floors enhance the cozy cabin feel. Head out to the deck and relax to the sounds of the nearby creek or enjoy a pastoral meadow to mountain view. The cabins sleep up to 6. Rates:  $100-$150per  night, $450-$850 per week. Please see complete details here...

Hot Springs Hosts the 14th Annual French Broad River Festival

April 29 - May 1  The 14th Annual French Broad River festival   takes place where the French Broad River meets the Appalachian Trail at the Hot Springs Campground & Spa, just 35 minutes north of Asheville. Musical acts include Great American Taxi, Snake Oil Medicine Show, Sol Driven Train, James Justin and Co., WSNB and more.
Festival activities include River clean-up, kids' village, Asheville hoops, Paddle with the Pros, 7th Annual French Broad River Mountain Bike Race  and 14th Annual French Broad River Raft Race.

The popular festival is a benefit for American Whitewater, The Mountain Area Child & Family Center and Hot Springs Community Learning Center.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring Fling Festival South Creek Vineyards and Winery

April 29 - 30  South Creek Vineyard and Winery and Banner Greenhouses host a Spring Fling Festival. Flowers, wine & music plus Melody Cox plays Acoustic Blues & Folk Rock at the vineyard on April 30.

South Creek will have outside tables and chairs on the deck for winery customers to enjoy. Tables are a first-come, first-seated basis. As a South Creek Winery Customer, you may bring your own lawn chairs as well. Sorry, no pets allowed on premises for this event.
Banner Greenhouses will have bedding plants, hanging baskets and more.  Muddy Creek Mushroom Farm will be there too, bringing their Shitake Mushrooms for your gourmet meals.

The winery will open at 11am for this event. Banner Greenhouses will open on Fridays 8am - 5pm, & Saturdays 8am - 3pm. Wine purchased on site may be consumed at South Creek. No other alcoholic beverages are permitted on site. South Creek Winery is located at
2240 South Creek Road in Nebo, NC

Monday, April 25, 2011

The 24th Merlefest begins this Thursday!

April 28 - May 1  at the Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro NC  Merlefest 2011  will really get your toes tappin'!  Zac Brown returns  this year along with with over 90 artists performing on 14 stages during the course of the event making  MerleFest one of the best entertainment values anywhere.
photo by Jacob Cadill
Ticket purchases can be made online through May1. MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College Endowment Corporation and a celebration of “traditional plus” music. Doc Watson coined this term to describe the unique mix of music found at MerleFest: traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass
and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, “plus whatever other styles we
were in the mood to play,” Watson explained.

Throughout the four-day festival the Dance Tent will feature various workshops and dance
instruction with plenty of opportunities for festival attendees to cut loose with some stellar music
performers. Additionally, Mayes Pit-Cohn Auditorium in Thompson Hall at MerleFest is
devoted to a wide variety of workshops and demonstrations on Friday and Saturday, where
world-class performers share their expertise with attendees.

Additional festival activities include:
Jam CampPickin’ PlaceOpen Mic, Songwriters’ Coffeehouse,  the Little Pickers Area, Youth ShowcasesThe Shoppes at MerleFest,  Raffle and Silent Auction,  Nature Walks and a MerleFest Fan Favorite- the Midnight Jam.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Day Spring Hike

April 24 Enjoy all the glory of Spring in the NC Mountains on a Wildflower Hike. Join a Ranger on a 1 mile hike to see the wildflowers of Spring. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the beauty while leaving it undisturbed for others to enjoy. The hike takes place at New River State Park's Wagoner Access at 2:00 p.m. 336-982-2587 The park is located near West Jefferson in Laurel Springs NC.

Click here for more information about  NC Wildflowers from Graham County NC

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Sunday Brunch in the NC Mountains

Easter Sunday Brunch is a tradition at many restaurants and Inns throughout the Western North Carolina. Many restaurants include fresh fruits and vegetables and products from local farms. There is something for every taste bud and diet including: smoked salmon, Chilled Shrimp, Raspberry Brie en Croute, Belgian Waffles, omelets, Grilled Asparagus, Field Greens Salad, Roasted Vegetable Medley, carved lamb and other meats, turkey, chicken,  and deserts such as a Chocolate Fountain with Fresh Fruit, Southern Coconut Cake, White Chocolate Banana Cream Tart and apple cobbler.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

NC Mountain Easter Events

What is more beautiful than Springtime in the mountains? Celebrate Spring and Easter this weekend with a variety of egg hunts, outdoor activities and special events.

April 22 - 23   PeanutsTM - Easter Beagle 
in Bryson City NC: The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad departs from Bryson City and travels to the Nantahala Outdoor Center where refreshments are served. During the layover, children can seek out bunnies carrying brightly colored eggs. The excursion includes photo opportunities with read more...

April 22 - 23   The 17th annual spring plant sale  in Asheville NC:  Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Horticulture Association and held at Western North Carolina Farmers Market. In addition to locally grown plants of all kinds being for sale again this year, many handmade decorative read more...

April 23  The Fletcher Easter Egg Hunt in Fletcher (suburb of Asheville): The Easter Bunny arrives at Fletcher Community Park  for an egg hunt and read more...

April 23  The Annual Easter Hat Parade in Dillsboro NC
: Bring your bonnet or make one there. Join the fun at Dillsboro’s delightfully unpretentious annual Easter Hat Parade! Come at 10 am to make a hat - or bring your own. Registration starts at 11 am and read more...

April 23  The Lake Junaluska Easter Celebration in Lake Junaluska NC:  The day begins with a Sunrise Service and moves on to other special Easter activities, including a 5K/10K Bunny Run and Fun Run, Easter Egg hunt, an egg painting contest and read more...

April 23  An Easter Egg hunt at Maggie Valley Club &
Resort in Maggie Valley NC: Open to the public, but make reservations with the number of children and read more...

April 23 The  3rd Annual Grovewood Easter Egg Hunt in Asheville: The Grovewood Gallery and Grovewood Cafe host their 3rd Annual Grovewood Easter Egg Hunt for Children ages 2-9. Cookies and lemonade will be provided for hungry hunters. The Easter Bunny will be read more...

April 23   The  2nd All Go West Music Festival in Asheville NC: The Festival offers a wide array of musical talent, fashion, BBQ, and local Brew with limited tickets read more...

April 23   The Big Bad Bunny Urban Scavenger Hunt  in Asheville NC: Looking for a UNIQUE Easter Event? This is it. The event takes teams on a journey around downtown Asheville as they scavenge through the area’s history, culture, unique shops and community organizations in search of Super Bun and read more...

April 23   The Swain County COC Easter Egg Hunt in Bryson City NC:  Meet the Easter Bunny on the day before Easter! There will be two separate egg hunts: one for infants-age4, and one for ages 5-10. Find one of three special eggs for each age group and win a prize! Read more...

April 23  Spring Into the Park Family Fun Day at the Sandburg Home  in Flat Rock NC:
Performances by Asheville's Poetry Alive!, storytelling, kid-friendly house tours and activity stations. Young visitors will receive a schedule and activity guide upon arrival. This festival is part of national Junior Ranger Day, read more...

April 23  Easter Activities  in Lake Lure NC: Egg hunt, mini-golf, jelly bean count, races, Easter Bunny photos  and races and read more...

April 23 Easter Egg Hunt at John C Campbell Folk School in Hayesville NC:
 A community Egg hunt on the beautiful grounds of the folk school. Get details about John C Campbell FOlk School...

April 23 Greening Up the Mountains Festival in Sylva NC:  A Downtown Sylva street festival celebrating the arrival of spring in the mountains, as well as the greening of the environment. Read more...
April 23 the 65th Block House Steeple Chase in Tryon NC: Picnics, sundresses, elegant hats, tailgating and the excitement of thoroughbreds thundering on the track. The Block House is the longest running steeplechase in the state of North Carolina occurring continuously since 1947. 18,000 to 20,000 people attend the Block House Races and read more...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Special and Events at Biltmore - Stay 3 Nights for the price of Two

 What better backdrop for Easter events could there be than Biltmore, a centuries old castle alive with 1000s of blossoms for the Festival of Flower.
April 24   Biltmore Easter Egg Hunts  on the front lawn at 11:00 AM., 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.  Register your children  two hours before each hunt. The event includes children's music and stories, magic shows, games and photos with the Easter Bunny.

Antler Hill Village & Winery will include music at the Barn from
2:00pm–6:30pm, Music on the Bandstand: 3:00p.m.–7:30pm  and a Grape Stomp at the Winery from 2:00–5:00 PM.

Lodging Special at the Inn on Biltmore:
Stay 3 nights for the price of 2 over Easter weekend at the only lodging on the estate.  Check Availability

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Blue Ridge Parkway Sweetheart Special

A Mountain Dream Cabin on The Blue Ridge Parkway   is offering a  "Sweetheart Special" valid Monday-Friday for $599 taxes and cleaning included! Bring 2 additional people for only $59 more! Also Stay 3 get 1 FREE. All specials exclude holiday weeks and weekend stays.  This beautiful mountain cabin sleeps 6 and includes mountain views, fireplace, hot tub and is Pet friendly. Spruce Pine / Linville area.

Monday, April 18, 2011

NC Easter Weekend Events: PeanutsTM Easter Beagle at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

April 22 - 23   PeanutsTM - Easter Beagle   The train departs from Bryson City NC and travels to the Nantahala Outdoor Center where refreshments are served. During the layover, children can seek out bunnies carrying brightly colored eggs. The excursion includes photo opportunities with Snoopy, the Easter Beagle. Get details and tickets...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Italian Wine Dinner at the Blue Note Grille

April 26 - The Blue Note Grille in Historic Downtown Hendersonville will be offering an Italian Wine Dinner. The meet and Greet begins at 6:30 PM and includes Robert Brazewell of Tryon Distributing. Dinner begins at 7 PM with:
1st Course:                     Insalata di Mare
2nd Course:       Proscuitto Wrapped Melon
3rd Course:                Italian Peasant Soup
4th Course:         Francesco’s Veal Marsalla
5th Course:            Candied Orange Cannoli

Reservations required - please call  828.697.7550
Downtown Hendersonville is undergoing road construction, but don't let that slow you down! Everything is open for business as usual including the Blue Note Grille. Stop the new "After" for an exciting after dinner, after theatre, after cinema, after... Great desserts, After dinner drinks.

Sunday Brunch is served from 10 AM - 2:30 PM and includes french toast, omelets, eggs Benedict, smoked salmon, fresh fruits and more.  The Blue Note Grill is located at 114 N Main Street in downtown Hendersonville NC.

Antique Car Show Today in Hendersonville

April 16 Hendersonville NC:  Historic 7th Avenue District Antique Car Show with  lots of activities from the Hendersonville Antique Car Club’s classic car show. See the Apple Valley Model Railroad train layout in the Historic Train Depot, open all day. Shop area businesses and enjoy live music. 10:00AM-2:00PM

Friday, April 15, 2011

Kayaking competition in Bryson CIty

April 15 - 17 NOC Dagger/Freestyle Shootout & Demo Days The Southeast's biggest freestyle kayaking competition, held at the site of the 2013 ICF Freestyle World Championships and the best preseason gear sale to boot.  This year the event is part of the national USAFK Points Series

The weekend events include NOC's perennial spring festival, Demo Days, where 60+ boats will be available for free test-paddling on the Nantahala. Manufacturer representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the year's hottest gear, and bargains will be available for paddlers looking to upgrade.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Earth Day Celebration at Camp Lake James

This Saturday, April 16, we will celebrate Earth Day at Camp Lake James with an array of activities that range from educational to relaxing to just downright delicious. The day's activities include:
Lunch from 12 - 1 p.m.
The Social Hall will feature food art created by our staff and a special lunch menu that includes salads with salmon, chicken and steak. Kids will have plenty of options, too.

Kids Camp from 1 - 3 p.m.
To give the adults a little quiet time, our staff will host a kid's camp featuring the habitats of the native birds of Lake James. Parents can kick back while kids explore.

Cheesecake and Wine Tasting from 1 - 3 p.m.
While the kids are away, adults are invited to organic wines in the Social Hall and enjoy a slice of cheesecake from an award-winning local bakery.

Birds of Prey from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
We'll wrap up our celebration in the amphitheater for a birds of prey demonstration by the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute with owls, hawks, and falcons.

Make Reservations:  This is a member event, but there are limited opportunities for public participation. The event costs $10 per adult and $6 per child and covers all activities & food. If you're interested please contact a member of the Lake James sales team at (866) 375-0065.

Growers' Fair at Full Spectrum Farms

April 16   Full Spectrum Farms - Growers' Fair   Buy or share plants and seeds with your neighbors while supporting Full Spectrum Farms. A service organization dedicated to providing a full spectrum of life’s opportunities for persons with autism.  This event promotes sustainable agriculture by providing local growers an opportunity to present their products to the public. Full Spectrum Farm is located at 3101 Old Cullowhee Road, Cullowhee, NC.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chuckleball Performance this weekend in Blowing Rock

April 15 head for Blowing Rock NC and Chuckleball. The hit comedy musical parody (think The Capitol Steps of sports) is part of the Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival in Blowing Rock. Where can you see all of your favorite teams and athletes roasted to the tune of your favorite songs? Sports lovers and sports haters both agree that Chuckleball is one of the most unique theatrical experiences, a musical twist at the corner of pop culture and parody.Chickleball is performed at the Hayes Performing Arts Center on Jamie Fort Road, just off US 321 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Blowing Rock and Boone Rentals for family reunions and Groups

Blue Ridge For Rent  offers 40+ Luxury Blue Ridge Mountain Rentals with mountain views, pools, fireplaces, WIFI, hot tubs and all amenities for a perfect mountain vacation. Large or multiple units for Groups, Weddings, Church Retreats, Reunions. There are also PET FRIENDLY rentals available.

Let your family to relax in a $3 million dollar NC log cabin, or rent four adjacent luxury cabins for a Group Event of 50.  Hold a  weekend banquet or wedding at a local NC bed and breakfast or hotel through Blue Ridge For Rent, welcoming group rentals, wedding venues, church retreats, and NC family reunions with a  selection of GROUP RENTALS!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival this week in Blowing Rock

April 13 - 17  Blowing Rock NC hosts the annual  Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival.  The festival is five days of celebrating everything wine. Events include “Uncork” the Festival, the Grand Wine Tasting, Fire on the Rock Chef’s Challenge, Wine Seminars, Cooking Classes and Winemaker Dinners throughout the village at Blowing Rock’s best restaurants.

The festival  features a “Meet and Greet” with food critics, authors and wineries. There is also a gallery stroll, art competition, Bartender’s Brawl and “Dig Into Local,” sponsored by the NC Department of Agriculture. The Grand Wine Tasting takes place on Saturday under the main tent and showcases a wide variety of wines from North Carolina and from around the world.

Schedule of events:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011:
  • Uncork the Festival - Australian food & wine!
  • Bartenders Brawl
Thursday, April 14, 2011:
  • Downtown activities and shopping
  • Cooking Classes
  • Wine Seminars
  • Wine Maker Dinners
  • Bartenders Brawl
Friday, April 15, 2011:
  • Downtown activities and shopping
  • Wine Seminars
  • Cooking Classes
  • Wine Maker Dinners
  • Meet & Greet with festival VIPs
Friday, cont'd:
  • Gallery Stroll Downtown
  • Chuckleball at the Hayes Center
  • Bartenders Brawl
  • Late Night music and entertainment around town
Saturday, April 16, 2011:
  • Downtown activities and shopping
  • Grand Wine Tasting in Downtown Blowing Rock
  • Fire on the Rock Chefs Challenge
  • Dig Into Local Food Show
  • Late Night music and entertainment around town
  • Murderous Vineyard- Interactive Mystery Theater
Sunday, April 17, 2011:
  • Fire on the Rock Finale
  • Champagne Brunches

Thursday, April 7, 2011

At Founders Bridge Festival in Bryson City

April 8 - 10   Bryson City NC hosts At Founder's Bridge Festival.  The Festival celebrates the nation's most beloved footpath, the 2,179-mile Appalachian Trail. NOC hosted the special event including speakers sharing their trail experiences, live music, trail gear representatives,  product giveaways and door prizes.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Great Smoky Mountain Luxury Fishing Cabin

Bryson City NC:  Nantahala River Lodge is a unique riverfront cabin on the Nantahala River perfect  for  Fishermen. Enjoy 1400 feet of river frontage in the heart of the Smokies with easy access to local attractions. With  3 bedrooms and 3 baths the Nantahala Lodge is ideal for families or couples traveling together. This luxury one-of-a kind accommodation with world-class fishing includes upscale amenities, fireplace and sleeps 8.

The Nantahala River Lodge was lovingly constructed using
reclaimed wood from previous family cabins and a barn. Local  stonemasons crafted native stone with artistry. The end result is a truly special place to make treasured mountain memories.

Picnic at the river's edge or relax in the river side hammock and marvel at the clear mountain
water as it flows over ancient  river stones. If you're looking for more adventurous activities, walk down the river trail to the Nantahala River launch site and experience Class II and III whitewater rafting.

And if you need something special, that can be arranged, too. Private fly-fishing instruction or Fly-fishing guide service is available as well as:  Catering - full meals or just something special, Pantry stocking and Baby or pet sitters.

Get more Smoky Mountain cabin rentals and check availability HERE.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Bass Tournament in the Smokies

April 9 -10 head for Lake Fontana and the Spring Bass Classic Tournament.   The  Bass Classic is held on 30 mile long Fontana Lake along the southern shores of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.The Event includes family fun and entertainment and PRIZES plus the Kids Brim fishing Tourney.

The Tournament is located at Fontana Village Resort in Fontana Dam (near Bryson City) NC.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring Cabin Discounts include Easter Weekend

Cabins at Seven Foxes in beautiful Lake Toxaway is offering 20% off now through April 21 and 10% off April 22-May 26. Only a 2 night minimum stay  required. Choose from  5 different cabins set in a private 7 acre setting, each beautifully appointed with their own unique, rustic wildlife theme.

The grounds include a family swing area, a picturesque pavilion overlooking a barnyard meadow, nature trails, playhouse, waterfall pond, creek & treehouse. Amenities include fireplaces, hot tub, grills, PET FRIENDLY cabins.  Open year around. Get details and rates at 
Cabins at Seven Foxes

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hendersonville's Small Plate Crawl features 29 Restaurants

April 5-6. The Small Plate Crawl is back for 2011and bigger and better than ever! Hendersonville and Flat Rock have joined together with restaurants, stores, galleries, bakeries, historic Inns and Bed and Breakfasts. The event celebrates local dining, shopping and memorable accommodations with unique Small Plate Menus, free parking in all city lots, specials and giveaways. Small Plate crawl is a 2 day event Tuesday, April 5th and Wednesday, April 6th, 2011.

Twenty nine restaurants will be serving "Small Plates", priced from $2 to $8, showing off their cuisine and Chef’s talent. Restaurants participate both days during one of three blocks of time: 11:30AM to 9:00PM, 11:30AM to 3:00PM OR 5:00PM to 9:00PM. See hours for each participating restaurant on the Small Plate Crawl Passport

Friday, April 1, 2011

Navitat Canapy Adventures Opens for the Season Today

Navitat Canopy Adventures, a world-class zip line canopy tour near Asheville, has announced new nighttime tours as it opens for the 2011 season. “Navitat at Night” offers a new perspective on the exhilarating experience of zipping through the trees every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at dusk.

“We are thrilled to be offering this exclusive new adventure in our second season,” said Abby Burt, Branding & Marketing Leader at Navitat. “Our tour site, located in beautiful and secluded Moody Cove, takes on a whole new life after the sun goes down. Guests will find themselves surrounded by the sights and sounds of nighttime while zipping under a blanket of stars. It is truly breathtaking.” Guests travel by lamplight on a series of artfully constructed zip lines, sky bridges, trails, rappels and platforms high in the treetops. Along the way, they learn about the natural and cultural history of the area and have opportunities to stargaze and spot some of the many nocturnal creatures living in the cove, including barred owls, brown bats, raccoons, opossums and fireflies.

The night tour  price is $109 per person and guests must be 16 years of age or older to participate.

Navitat Canopy Adventures opened in May 2010 in a 242-acre serene mountain cove, located just 20 minutes north of downtown Asheville. Combining the exhilaration of a zip line tour with the educational experience of a Costa Rican rainforest-style canopy excursion the tour offers a new form of outdoor adventure. The canopy tour course is entirely tree-based and features two sky bridges, two rappels, and 10 zip lines ranging from 120 to 1,100 feet in length -- including one that sends guests soaring more than 200 feet above the forest floor. Navitat Canopy Tours is located at 242 Poverty Branch Road in Barnardsville NC.