Transylvania County is called the “Land of Waterfalls” because of the 250 waterfalls scattered throughout the county.
Transylvania County is located in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, about half way between Asheville, North Carolina and Greenville, South Carolina. Whitewater Falls is a standout as one of the highest waterfalls in the Eastern United States. Access to Pisgah National Forest, Gorges State Park and DuPont State Forest provide visitors with opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, canoeing, tubing, picnicking, and fishing.
If you are interested in taking a guided tour of the area check out Pura Vida Adventures Pura Vida Adventures offers kayak instruction for beginner to intermediate paddlers. Whether your goal is to learn to do the eskimo roll or become a competent class three paddler let Pura Vida’s guides help you to reach those goals through our kayak instruction programs. One and Two Day Programs also available customized to meet your groups needs. Cost varies based upon participant numbers.
Another staple of this area is the Nantahala Outdoor Center who offers a variety of guided tours. Experience the fun rapids of the Nantahala with an NOC river guide bringing experience to your boat. The crystal-clear Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly river, and is an annual ritual for thousands of families! This fully-guided rafting trip allows you to enjoy delightful mountain scenery and playful rapids in the spectacular Nantahala Gorge, picking up bits of information along the way from your highly-trained guide. Your raft will splash through bouncing waves and spin on fast currents, while occasional calm spots give rafters a chance to soak in the forest, wildflowers and each other’s company.
You may also enjoy checking out the French Broad, Chattooga, Pigeon, or Chattahoochee Rivers while in the area. They don’t call this place to land of waterfalls for nothing so be careful and no where you’re going before you go there. Whether you looking for a calm float or an exciting strenuous adventure, Transylvania County in Western North Carolina are here to meet the challenge!