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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Foragers and chefs can’t get enough of ramps—wild onions that can be found in our western North Carolina mountains and on farmstands and in grocery stores for a limited time each spring. A mainstay in traditional Cherokee cooking for centuries, the increased demand for the pungent allium has led to population decline and growing concern for the beloved plant’s future.
In Forager Fridays, a virtual programming series offered by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian (MCI) and made possible through the generous support of the North Carolina Arts Council, citizens of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians take audiences into the woods to bring spring and summer’s wild harvest from the forest floor to the supper table—sustainably.... Read More
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