Hikers can participate in a leisurely, guided hike Saturday, Nov. 17, on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky…
Hike amidst flowing creeks and historic remnants along the Smokemont Loop Trail on a guided hike through the Great Smoky…
A Western Carolina University lunch speaker series is drawing to a close for the fall with a talk about community…
The Historic Haywood Farmers market will move indoors starting this weekend, with Saturday’s market held from 8 a.m. until noon…
For only the second time in its history, Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley will be open for skiing in…
The U.S. Forest Service is discouraging people from backcountry camping of bringing food into the Panthertown Valley area outside Cashiers…
Great Smoky Mountains National Park plans to implement changes to its current backcountry reservation and permitting process in early 2013.…
The upcoming International American Ginseng Expo in Western North Carolina will be an opportunity for local ginseng retailers to learn…
Kristin Bail, forest supervisor of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests, warned would-be ginseng poachers last week that law enforcement…
A special presentation of the fall night sky and the first public display of new space shuttle artifacts will be…
A new, environmentally friendly ranger office will be opening in Mars Hill in Madison County Nov. 13 to serve the…
The Benton MacKaye Trail Association has announced this fall the completion of the new Benton MacKaye Trail Guide — Smokies…
Public submissions are being accepted for a statewide outdoor photography contest. The Friends of the Mountain to Sea Trail are…
Students and faculty members from Western Carolina University’s athletic training program finished the 2012 Mountain Jug Run for Research in…
It is time to pack up and move indoors. Saturday Nov. 27 marks the last weekend of the season that…
An all-day workshop put on by the Growing Minds Farm to School program will help schools connect with local farmers…
Students and professionals in outdoor education fields will partake in the annual Adventure Education Conference, Nov. 2 at Western Carolina…
A birder, ecologist and forester will lead a guided fall hike through Waynesville’s 8,600-acre preserved watershed from 9 a.m. to…
Free hunter safety courses will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5-7 on the Haywood Community College campus.…
Haywood Community College’s Timbersports Team took first place by a landslide at the John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet held…
Bicycle Haywood NC and Haywood County both received top awards from a national planning organization for their bicycle advocacy work.…
The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee will host its fall celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov.…
Lens Luggers of Western North Carolina is hosting an all-day photography outing Oct. 27 to suit even the novice recreationalist.…
Highlands Nature Center will host the Halloween “Enchanted Forest” Nature Trail Oct. 30 for a trick-or-treating experience in nature. Group…
Just in time for fall leaf season, a free new mobile app for the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding regions…
A group of Western Carolina University students lent a hand to help restore the open balds on the summit of…
A federal judge has upheld the U.S. Forest Service and conservation groups’ efforts to close the Tellico Off-Road Vehicle Area…
Farmers are invited to a listening session on regulations that could hamper or help local food production and markets, being…
Six bear encounters have been reported in the Pisgah District of the Pisgah National Forest over the past two weeks.…
The Power of Pink 5K and Memory Walk to raise money for mammograms for underserved women will be held in…
The annual Turkey Shoot-Out Golf tournament will be held November 10 and 11 at the Maggie Valley Club. The tournament…
The 13-mile Conquer the Mountain Half Marathon will take place on the Little Tennessee Greenway in Franklin Saturday, Nov. 3.…
Hikers are invited to see the how the changes of time have affected the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during…
A 5-mile trail run will be held on the single-track trails of Nantahala Outdoor Center Saturday, Oct. 27.
The Lens Luggers outdoor photography group will host two excursions, Oct. 20 and 21, to give visual enthusiasts the opportunity…
The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is leading a hike to Hemphill Bald at Cataloochee Ranch at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct.…
A free workshop for landowners interested in learning more about conservtion agreements with a land trust will be held from…
Historical and outdoor enthusiasts can go watch a small group of re-enactors in a reconstructed campsite of the early 1900’s…
The delayed harvest section of the Tuckasegee River in Jackson County, one of 15 spots on the Western North Carolina…
The U.S. Forest Service will close the Massey Branch Boat Ramp on Lake Santeetlah beginning Oct. 15 so that improvements…
A guided hike in the Cataloochee Valley area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be held Thursday, Oct.…
Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have launched a captive breeding program for the giant, odd-looking Hellbender salamander, also…
The U.S. Forest Service has launched a web site for “Leaf Viewing in Western North Carolina.” The site features scenic…
A new exhibit at The North Carolina Arboretum, After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals and Ice, unlocks the mysteries…
A pesticide collection day for unwanted pesticides will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at…
A guided hike to the summit of Rock Mountain in the Highlands area will be held from 9 a.m. until…
Farmers in Western North Carolina can tap $3,000 to $6,000 grants from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to help…
A new national poll released last month shows sportsmen prioritize protecting public lands above energy production. The poll conducted for…
An organic winter gardening workshop be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Cullowhee home…
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