Summer is off to a great start. Lake house owners in the Reflection community have settled into a season of summer cookouts, record breaking Kokanee salmon fishing, and relaxing afternoons boating on Lake Nantahala. But Lake’s End Diner isn’t the only source of entertainment for local homeowners. Nearby Bryson City has a full schedule of exciting summer adventures this July at the Nantahala Outdoor Center.
Independence Day at the Nantahala
Residents of Nantahala, North Carolina celebrate freedom by expressing their sense of adventure. This 4th of July weekend the NOC is throwing a festival of family-centric fun that reminds us of the blessings we enjoy every day. Kick off a weekend of excitement with the Sizzlin’ 4th of July festival. Events will include the Nantahala Rafting Club’s Family Whitewater Weekend races, sizzling sales at the Nantahala Outfitters stores, and live music at Big Wesser BBQ. 4th of July weekend events run July 4th-6th in Bryson City.
Camp Cup Challenge
Summer camp is something that never goes out of style. July 14th-15th the Alzar School invites nearby camps to enjoy two days of rafting adventures, team building, and new friendships at the Camp Cup Challenge. Campers will learn beginner downriver rafting, freestyle, and slalom from a team of top coaches and instructors. Kids 18 and under are welcome to participate for just $5.
Kayaking on the Nantahala
The NOC rounds out a month of freedom and adventure with two race events on the Nantahala River. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate in the NOC Canoe Club Challenge on July 19th. Races include beginner slalom, advance slalom, and the NOC Boater Cross foot race. The weekend of kayaking continues with the World Kayak Hometown Throwdown on July 20th. Paddlers can show off their skills with rolls, loops, swimming, and more as they rack up points and compete for recognition. At the end of the competition, racers can check their ranking on a local, regional, and national level.
Taste the adventure this July with family fun in Bryson City near Lake Nantahala.