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Camping Activities: Fun Things to Do on Your Vacation

The Best Camping Activities for Kids and Adults

Whether you’re camping with a crowd or simply going for an adventure alone, camping is one of the best and most relaxing ways to vacation. The walking paths, the sense of community, the adventures of meeting new people, and most importantly, the activities are the reason why, according to a 2021 statistic from the North American Camping Report, around 48 million households enjoyed the hobby that year.

If you’re new to camping or are looking for new activities to try out this year, we’re here to help with our top 10 camping activities – perfect for both kids and adults. Keep reading to learn about our suggested adventures and a few benefits to camping you may not know!


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What is Birding: A Guide for Beginners

What is Birding?

From the “outside your window” morning melodies to the expansive range of bright colors that fill the trees, birds offer the world consistent, relaxing company while we go about our day-to-day lives. And, while some people tend to forget they’re even around, there are a larger group of people who are fascinated by the wind-swept creatures, learning their names, colors, origins, and flight patterns.

These people are called “Birders”.

Though the name might not be as popular as “bird watcher”, it actually encompassed a lot more skill, practice, and strategy than simply watching birds. So, if you’re ready to learn how to start birding for yourself, keep reading. We’re breaking down how to start birding and the...

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Fly Fishing Basics

If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of fishing beyond the sit in a small boat and throw your live bait type, we’ve got the solution for you.

Fly fishing is one of the most fun and relaxing activities to do whether you’re on vacation or just in your day-to-day-life. This historic type of fishing has now grown to become a fishing community favorite with exceptional fly fishing bait techniques, fly fishing locations, and required permits for the activity (see below).

In this blog, we’re going to go through our fly fishing basics, to help anyone who is just getting into the sport find their place!

What is Fly Fishing?

Fly Fishing is a beloved type of fishing activities that uses a lightweight lure to catch fish. It...

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What to Wear Hiking

Hiking is one of the best and most physically engaging activities to do on your own or with family and friends! Luckily, in Cherokee, North Carolina, there are so many beautiful and fun hiking spots that don’t require you to be an expert. Simply, bring the essentials, take the day to explore, and enjoy!

What are the essentials you ask? Well, luckily for you, we’ve put together a what to wear hiking basics guide that can help you choose the perfect outfit for any season.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the best hiking clothes for the summer and winter, as well as the key hiking “what not to wear’s” we think everyone should be aware of – whether it’s your first or 1,000th, you’re bound to find a new and helpful tip to use for your...

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What is Forest Bathing?

Vacations are meant to be exciting and adventurous, but most importantly? They’re supposed to be relaxing. On vacation – whether you’re far away or the next town over, you’re supposed to take time to reduce the stressors of everyday life, spending time with family, friends, and even yourself.

When you come to Cherokee, NC, this is what we have planned for you! Our amazing, vast selection of relaxing and adventurous activities are what make us one of the best places in the U.S. to visit. In this blog, we’re going to be teaching you about one of our favorite ways to destress – forest bathing.

While it’s not a common practice, we believe it should be and that’s why today, we’re encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone...

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