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Opening Weekend at Altapass Orchard

Orchard at Altapass 1025 Orchard Rd, Spruce Pine

The new season at the Orchard opens May 8, Saturdays and Sundays only, 10 to 5. On June 2, we expand to Wednesday-Sunday, same hours. Of course, these dates are COVID dependent. It's still in the planning stages, but the music is coming back. (Read further down.) Not like it was, but with some of […]

Annuals and Perennials: Planting in your Garden

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm 1934 Matney Flats Rd, Wytheville

What kind of perennials are hardy in our area, what is a hardiness zone? What is a Temperennial? This and many more questions will be addressed in this session. As more of you become interested in perennials (plant once and not again) there are ways to keep them going for years and how to create […]

$15

Waterfall Rappelling

This adventure features 2 of our most popular courses (Intro to Rappelling and Waterfall Rappelling). Expect a full day trip! Most people only get to experience waterfalls from either above, below or from afar. NC Outdoor Adventures brings you the chance to experience a waterfall from within. During this trip you will rappel Big Bradley Falls […]

Opening Weekend at Altapass Orchard

Orchard at Altapass 1025 Orchard Rd, Spruce Pine

The new season at the Orchard opens May 8, Saturdays and Sundays only, 10 to 5. On June 2, we expand to Wednesday-Sunday, same hours. Of course, these dates are COVID dependent. It's still in the planning stages, but the music is coming back. (Read further down.) Not like it was, but with some of […]

Mother’s Day Tea

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm 1934 Matney Flats Rd, Wytheville

Come enjoy a Mother's Day High Tea at Beagle Ridge; spend some time in the gardens and enjoy a High Tea on Sunday May 9th.  Let us show you how to create your own perfect tea by blending herbs with tea. In addition you will be treated to a fabulous High Tea which will include […]

$25

41st Annual Spring Wildflower Symposium

The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen 3421 Wintergreen Dr, Roseland

Wellness From the Forest. This year’s event will be a hybrid model of both in-person walks and virtual lectures. In-person walks Saturday, May 15, access to programming opens Friday, May 14. Our Native Plant greenhouse will be open throughout the weekend. We encourage you to order plants by email ahead of time to pick up […]

Spider Lily Kayak Trips with NCOA

Kayak through a maze of the largest concentration of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies in the world right here on the Catawba River in South Carolina. No experience needed. Blooming only happens once a year from May to June! LIMITED AVAILABILITY, TRIPS SELL OUT IN ADVANCE!!! Advanced booking is highly recommended!!!! This large plant has adapted […]

Mommy and Me Suncatcher Classes at heART of Nelson Artisan Collective

heART of Nelson Artisan Collective 611 Front St, Lovingston

TWO CLASS TIMES 9am-10:30am or 1pm-2:30pm Come out with your mini human and make a suncatcher together. With the help of HONA's resident metalsmith use copper, beads and tools to make a fun, colorful suncatcher. We'll have space for 6 mommies and their minis. Best for ages 5 and up. Younger minis welcome if they […]

$45.00

Butterfly Gardening: Attracting them to your garden

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm 1934 Matney Flats Rd, Wytheville

Pollinator  gardening - attracting these Flying Flowers to your garden. For those of you who love butterflies come learn what to plant to attract them to your garden. This class will concentrate on the lifecycle of the butterfly and what plants they need to thrive in your garden. Annuals, perennials and shrubs are all part […]

$15

Mommy and Me Suncatcher Classes at heART of Nelson Artisan Collective

heART of Nelson Artisan Collective 611 Front St, Lovingston

TWO CLASS TIMES 9am-10:30am or 1pm-2:30pm Come out with your mini human and make a suncatcher together. With the help of HONA's resident metalsmith use copper, beads and tools to make a fun, colorful suncatcher. We'll have space for 6 mommies and their minis. Best for ages 5 and up. Younger minis welcome if they […]

$45.00

Waterfall Rappelling

This adventure features 2 of our most popular courses (Intro to Rappelling and Waterfall Rappelling). Expect a full day trip! Most people only get to experience waterfalls from either above, below or from afar. NC Outdoor Adventures brings you the chance to experience a waterfall from within. During this trip you will rappel Big Bradley Falls […]

Intro Rappelling Adventure

If climbing up a cliff isn’t for you... perhaps rappelling down a cliff is!  Rappelling with NC Outdoor Adventures is a fun and exhilarating wilderness adventure, tame enough for families new to the outdoors, and exciting enough to never be forgotten. An intro rappelling day can be customized for anyone, from those with no experience […]