Thousands of visitors journey to Western North Carolina each year in search of backcountry adventures, and many find their heart's desire in the Green River Game Lands, 14,000-plus acres of pristine wilderness in Polk and Henderson counties.
It's always a great time to take the scenic drive to the top of White Oak Mountain, passing Shunkawauken Falls and 2 beautiful top-of-the-mountain overlooks. Watch the view from a cyclist's perspective. Wow!
[Saluda, NC] Green River Adventures, a tourism-based guide service, launched The Gorge, the steepest, fastest canopy tour in the country. Reserve your Zip Line Canopy Tour. The Gorge, which opened in June 2013, features 11 zip lines, a sky-bridge, and 3 rappels in tree-based platforms. Participants will experience a 3-hour tour immersed in nature beginning at the outpost and finishing an unprecedented 1,100 vertical feet at the base of the gorge. Most of the tree-based platforms will have stunning views of the gorge.
Known as a cool summer resort area in the late 1800s for those living in the heat and humidity of the low country, the small towns of Tryon, Saluda and Columbus are a year-round treat for travelers today. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and poet Sidney Lanier were inspired to stay and write. William Gillette, famous for his stage portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, stepped off the train for a short break and decided to stay!