Nantahala Outdoor Center

Hiker on the A.T.

Holly Kays photo

The thru-hikers are easy to spot. I pick out three of them right away, spread out on a bench outside the outfitter’s store at Nantahala Outdoor Center. Read more


This spring the International Canoe Federation named the Nantahala River Gorge in western North Carolina as the site of the 2013 World Freestyle Kayaking Championships. Read more