Summertime in the Mountains

By Stephanie

Hi, guys! It’s June, which means… Summertime!

There are so many GREAT activities to do in the mountains in the summertime, so that’s what we’re going to focus on today. I’m going to give you some links to some websites, as well as some really helpful books in our Catalog.

First up we’ve got the online resources.

Go HERE if you’re interested in Whitewater Rafting.

Go HERE if you’re interested in Horseback Riding.

Go HERE if you’re interested in Zip-lining/Canopy Tours.

Go HERE if you’re interested in Fishing.

Go HERE if you’re interested in Camping.

Go HERE if you’re interesting in Mountain Biking.

Go HERE or HERE if you’re interested in Waterfalls.

And now, for our bookies out there, here’s a list of books in our system that will guide you along in finding fun summertime outdoor activities:

HERE are books on Mountain Biking.

HERE is a book titled Natural Adventures in the Mountains of Western North Carolina by Mary Ellen Hammond and Jim Parham.

HERE is a book titled Highland Trials: a Guide to Scenic Trails: Northeast Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Southwest Virginia by Kenneth Murray.

HERE is a book titled Waterfalls of the Southern Appalachians: a Viewer’s Guide to 40 Waterfalls of Northern Georgia, Western North Carolina & Western South Carolina by Brian Boyd.

HERE is a book titled Farms, Gardens, and Countryside Trails of Western North Carolina by Jan J. Love.

HERE are our books on fishing.

HERE and/or HERE are some books on wildflowers.

If you go hiking (or even fishing or other activities as well), don’t forget to take the pup along with you! Here is my Sammy boy on top of Black Rock after a long day of hiking:

Enjoy your time this Summer, you guys, and don’t forget about awesome local places like Jack the Dipper, where they have warm waffle cones and over 40 hand-dipped flavors of ice cream. YUM.

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