Paddle, Hike, Snorkel Adventure
Paddle across bear lake and venture into several coves to see waterfalls, and snorkeling the small tributaries that flow into Bear Lake. Snorkel over small waterfalls, into pools and out into the lake itself. Take a hike up Sols Creek to see a beautiful waterfall. Bear Lake's headwaters flow from Paintertown (a.k.a. Panthertown), and is part of the east fork of the Tuckasegee River system. The Tuckasegee, or "The Tuck" as locals call it, begins its journey at the confluence of Greenland and Panther Creek and flows entirely within western North Carolina where it empties into the Little Tennessee River. Like the ancient French Broad River, the Tuck is part of the Tennessee River watershed, one of the most biologically and ecologically diverse watersheds in the entire world.
Leave No Trace Workshop
"Leave it like you found it." This phrase is the foundation of keeping our mountains and waters where others may enjoy them for years to come!
Join our Outdoor Adventure Specialist while hiking into the backcountry of western North Carolina to learn how to plan adventures that will have the least amount of impact. Leave no trace is all about minimizing your footprint while still having fun while exploring nature.