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Things to Do

A vast outdoor playground surrounds Fernwood Cottage.

A vast outdoor playground surrounds Fernwood Cottage

Rafting, canoeing or kayaking on the Nantahala River offers hours of fun. We recommend Endless Rivers and Appalachian Rivers outfitters. For rafting on the Ocoee River, we suggest the Ocoee Adventure Center.

For fishing, there are plenty of mountain trout streams nearby. And nearby lakes — Nantahala, Chatuge, Fontana and Hiwassee — where you can rent a boat and try your hand at mountain lake fishing.

There are any number of nature hikes and walks in the area, including the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. But if you prefer to ride, there are several stables that offer horseback riding trips into the Smoky Mountains.

Several mountain golf courses are nearby.

Bike rentals are available at the Nantahala Outdoor Center and the nationally known Tsali mountain bike area is nearby.

The John Campbell Folk School is just minutes away where you can watch artisans at work and visit the craft shop.

A ONE-HOUR DRIVE

The Cherokee Indian Reservation offers an Indian Village, Outdoor Drama and Casino. The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad offers scenic excursions through the mountains. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has many hiking trails, scenic drives, tubing and fishing...

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A VAST OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND

A vast outdoor playground surrounds Fernwood Cottage... For rafting, canoeing or kayaking on the Nantahala River, we recommend Endless Rivers and Appalachian Rivers outfitters. For rafting on the Ocoee River, we suggest the Ocoee Adventure Center. For fishing, there...

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FIELDS OF THE WOOD

FIELDS OF THE WOOD, IS A BIBLE PARK WHERE GOD’S WORD IS DISPLAYED ON THE MOUNTAINSIDES. There are many pottery, woodworking, dulcimer, painting, and hand-blown glass studios and galleries. Numerous antique dealers offer folk art to classic collectibles. Now occupying...

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