Suggested Student Tour for North
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Raft and
This excursion has been offered for 15 years. Travel 22 miles
by rail along the foothills of the Smokies and up the Nantahala River
Gorge. At the top of the line join the professional team of
Wildwater LTD Rafting for a 2 hour whitewater trip down 8 miles of
The Nantahala River. A picnic lunch, changing rooms with hot
Showers and transportation back to the depot are all included. A full
Day of activities in the Smokies.
Time allowing: Gem mining at the Smoky Mt. Mining.
Dinner at the Tee-Pee Restaurant
|"Unto These Hills"
outdoor drama in Cherokee.
One of the most compelling outdoor dramas, Unto These Hills, tells
the tragic story of how the Cherokee ancestors were forcefully driven
out of the Great Smoky Mountains and marched 1200 miles to Oklahoma.
Evening check in at the Ramada Plaza Hotel. The Ramada is an interior
corridor property, with an indoor/outdoor pool.
Hot Breakfast at the hotel.
Chimney Rock Park A privately owned
park encompassing 1000 acres of natural mountain beauty. There are trails
to walk on and waterfalls to view.
Guided hike in the Park.
Cookout on The Meadows in the Park.
||Afternoon: Lake Lure Guided
Experience firsthand the unique beauty of the lake that National
Geographic called one of the most spectacular in America. Lake Lour
Tours will take you past locations for the blockbuster film: Dirty
Dancing-past Snake Island-past acres and acres of unsurpassed Natural
beauty, wildlife, and legend.
Time on the beach and Water
Return to Asheville.
Dinner at Pisgah View Ranch-family
Located in the shadow of Mt. Pisgah, the atmosphere is friendly,
casual and the food is Southern home cooking.
Hot breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel.
Travel to Brevard, NC
|Today, the Cradle of Forestry in America
is a 6500 acre historic site within the Pisgah National Forest set
aside by Congress to commemorate the beginning of forestry conservation
in the US. Outdoor activities include two guided trails which lead
you back in Time to seven historical buildings, a 1915 Climax logging
Locomotive and the old sawmill.
Brevard Music Center for lunch and
The Brevard Music Center is a seven-week summer music-training program
and festival that provides unique opportunities for outstanding musicians
to develop their talents. Depending on the date, a free lunch concert
is offered during the festival.
more information call Jean Wells at:
336 725-1624 (Fax: 336 724-5852)