The Carolina Crescent Region is known for its amazing weather. The Blue Ridge Mountain range protects us from the frigid Northeast air during the winter and provides a cooler, less muggy climate during the spring and summer months. And the foliage of the fall is simply breathtaking. With an average of 3-4 inches of snow fall per year and 220 days of sunshine, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

Mountains, mountain lakes, rivers, waterfalls, hiking, biking, fishing, watersports, and more are part of the allure present in this area for outdoor enthusiasts. Nestled alongside vibrant downtowns and metropolitan city centers is a vast outdoor playground. Home to two National Scenic Byways and a National Wild and Scenic River, there is never a lack of amazing outdoor experiences in the Carolina Crescent.

Wildwater, Ltd.

Nantahala Outdoor Center

National Whitewater Center

Jocassee Lake Tours

French Broad Outfitters