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Dec
27
Sun
Tapoco Lodge is closed for the season
Dec 27 2015 – Mar 10 2016 all-day
Tapoco Lodge is closed for the season @ Tapoco Lodge | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

There is still time to experience magic at Tapoco Lodge but not for long!!

The lodge & restaurants will be closing on Sunday, December 27th for some upgrades and improvement that will put a smile on your face in the Spring of 2016!!

Feb
13
Sat
Fontana Village Valentine’s Day Weekend
Feb 13 – Feb 15 all-day

Fontana Village Valentine’s Day Weekend invites you to bring your sweetheart to the Resort and the Great Smoky Mountains for the perfect romantic getaway!

Enjoy a five course dinner for two including soup, salad, appetizer, main course of Maine Lobster or Chicken Shitake Ravioli, and chocolate dipped strawberries. For dinner reservations call 828-498-2115, cost is $36.95 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Also, take advantage of excellent lodging specials and packages. For more information on lodging call 828.498.2211. View the events flyer for more details.

Fontana Village Valentine's Day Weekend

Feb
14
Sun
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Sweetheart Walk
Feb 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Sweetheart Walk @ Robbinsville High School | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

Grab a sweetheart or loved one and come join the Partners of Joyce Kilmer on a 1 1/2 mile walk. Meet at 2:30pm at the Robbinsville High School parking lot and walk around the schools paved fitness trai and the new outdoor pavilion, ball field, and new section of trail. Contact Joe Bonnette or Rick Davis at 828-479-6177.

Donations or memberships to Partners of JK are greatly appreciated but not required to join any of the hikes. Memberships are $25. The general public is invited free-of-charge.

 

Feb
22
Mon
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Hike, Full Moon and Hot Chocolate Party #2
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Hike, Full Moon and Hot Chocolate Party #2 @ Stecoah Gap | Robbinsville | North Carolina | United States

The Partners of Joyce Kilmer group will meet at Stecoah Gap at 3:00pm for an easy 5 mile hike to Locust Cove and back. Hot Chocolate party begins at 5:00 pm. Bring chairs, drinks, snacks, and warm clothes. Fire provided. Contact Dick Evans or David Hagen 828-479-6128. We will cancel if rain or cloud cover.

Donations or memberships to Partners of JK are greatly appreciated but not required to join any of the hikes. Memberships are $25. The general public is invited free-of-charge.

Feb
27
Sat
Cheoah River Release
Feb 27 – Feb 28 all-day
Cheoah River Release @ Cheoah River put-in, Joyce Kilmer Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771 | North Carolina | United States

Western NC offers some of the best whitewater rafting and kayaking east of the Mississippi. The recently unleashed Cheoah isn’t for the faint of heart.  The river has many Class IV/IV+ rapids and lots of residual vegetation that require a high skill level to negotiate. With the exception of two or three half-mile or so sections, the Cheoah is unusually continuous with a gradient that is consistently steep for a river it’s size. The 9+ mile run can be broken into three sections and represents a whitewater experience not often found in the Southeast!

Cheoah River Release facilities are located 8 miles North of Robbinsville. River pass bracelets can be purchased at O’Henry’s or , Outland Expeditions 800-827-1442.

1000 cfs 27tht, < 850 cfs on 28th

Charity Bass Tournament on Fontana Lake
Feb 27 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sign up to participate in the Charity Bass Tournament for David Anderson!

Sign up to participate in the Charity Bass Tournament for David Anderson!

The Charity Bass Tournament on Fontana Lake will benefit David “Rat” Anderson who is undergoing treatments for pancreatic cancer. Rat has had a lifelong passion for fishing and help start the Original Mountain Lake Bass Club. He served as president for many years. Rat has shared his expertise freely and has helped many young people learn the skills necessary to become a great fisherman! Come enjoy a great day in the mountains while lending a helping hand to a good neighbor!!

Leading up to the event, purchase raffle chances for donated items and door prizes. Guaranteed Payout 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300 and 3rd Place $200. Big Fish payout determined by number of boat entries. Register early at Tallulah Health Center or day of event registration starts at 6am. Blast off at 7am and weigh in at 4:00pm. Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, Fontana Lake is the fourth deepest man-made lake in the country. This 10,230 acre finger lake has 238 mile of shoreline and is 31 miles long from the 480 foot high Fontana Dam to Bryson City.

For special room rates, contact Fontana Village Resort in Fontana Dam, NC at 828-498-2211 or Microtel Inn & Suites in Robbinsville, NC at 828-479-6772.

Enjoy scenic road tours, wilderness hiking, and biking trails, trout streams, lakes, mountain views, and waterfalls in an uncrowded setting. Discover Robbinsville, voted a top Outdoor Adventure Town by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine readers. Admire giant poplars in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and Fontana Dam, the tallest dam in the Eastern US, or brave the Tail of the Dragon’s twisty roads!

Anderson Bass Tournament Flyer Front February 27 2016    Anderson Bass Tournament Flyer February 27 2016

Feb
29
Mon
Partners of Joyce Kilmer Hiking Event: Leap Day Santeetlah Trail – Long Hungry
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Grab a sweetheart or loved one and come join the Partners of Joyce Kilmer on a 1 1/2 mile walk. Meet at 2:30pm at the Robbinsville High School parking lot and walk around the schools paved fitness trai and the new outdoor pavilion, ball field, and new section of trail. Contact Joe Bonnette or Rick Davis at 828-479-6177.

Donations or memberships to Partners of JK are greatly appreciated but not required to join any of the hikes. Memberships are $25. The general public is invited free-of-charge.

 

Mar
5
Sat
Fontandango
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

FontandangoFontandango is the newest addition to the Foot Rx Winter trail series. This 10 Mile loop is made up of primarily well maintained single track trail, mixture of rolling hills and short steep climbs on the property of Fontana Village Resort in Fontana Dam, NC.

Runners will enjoy scenic views of Fontana Dam and surrounding mountains with a well supported route of 4 aid stations per loop. Runners may register for the 10 mile race (1 loop) 50k race (3 loops) and 50 mile (5 loops)

Runners in the 50k and 50 mile races may set up a “drop bag” support location at the start finish area. Runners will return to this area every 10 miles before beginning the route again.

Overnight accommodations are available for Friday and Saturday night at the Fontana Village Resort with special event pricing. Rooms are limited. Mention the race when you call to register!

Mar
12
Sat
2016 Fontana Classic Bass Fishing Tournament
Mar 12 – Mar 13 all-day

The 2016 Fontana Classic Bass Fishing Tournament is presented in partnership with the Daniel Boone Council, Boy 2016 Fontana Classic Bass Fishing TournamentScouts of America, and will be held March 12-13. Win fabulous prizes including a 2015 F-150 provided by Andy Shaw Ford!

A $150 per boat fee if registered before March 6, and registration fee will increase to $175 on March 6th.

For nightly accommodations, you may contact Fontana Village Resort at 828-498-2211. For registration questions, call 828-254-6189.

If questions about the event or to make a donation to the Daniel Boone Council, please contact Eddie Hollifield at 828-269-1832 or email [email protected]

Mar
19
Sat
Cheoah River Release
Mar 19 – Mar 21 all-day
Cheoah River Release @ Cheoah River Put-in | North Carolina | United States

Western NC offers some of the best whitewater rafting and kayaking east of the Mississippi. The recently unleashed Cheoah isn’t for the faint of heart.  The river has many Class IV/IV+ rapids and lots of residual vegetation that require a high skill level to negotiate. With the exception of two or three half-mile or so sections, the Cheoah is unusually continuous with a gradient that is consistently steep for a river it’s size. The 9+ mile run can be broken into three sections and represents a whitewater experience not often found in the Southeast!

Cheoah River Release facilities are located 8 miles North of Robbinsville. River pass bracelets can be purchased at O’Henry’s or Outland Expeditions 800-827-1442.

March 19 1000cfs from 8am to 4pm

March 20 850cfs from 8am to 4pm

March 21 <850cfs

For more information visit http://www.grahamcountytravel.com/cheoah-river-release/

Mar
25
Fri
Fontana Village Easter Weekend
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – Mar 27 @ 9:00 pm

Fontana Village Easter WeekendBring the family to Fontana Village Easter Weekend in the Smokies for endless fun, entertainment and a classic Easter feast at the Mountview Restaurant. Activities include scenic lake tours, an easter egg hunt, guided nature hikes, and much more! Click here for a list of activities!

Mar
28
Mon
Fontana Village Hiker Haze Week
Mar 28 – Mar 30 all-day
Fontana Village Hiker Haze Week @ Fontana Village Resort | Fontana Dam | North Carolina | United States

Attention AT hikers and weekend trail adventurers: Whether you’re coming in off the trail for a couple of “Zero Days” or visiting the Smokies for a weekend in the forest, plan on being at the second annual Fontana Village Hiker Haze Week for an excellent hiking & activities experience. Activities include free disc golf lessons, educational presentations, karaoke, campfires, $1.00 movies and popcorn and much more. Check with the front desk about all the other planned hiking activities going on in the community!

Apr
9
Sat
Cheoah River Release
Apr 9 – Apr 10 all-day
Cheoah River Release @ Cheoah River Put-in | North Carolina | United States

 

Western NC offers some of the best whitewater rafting and kayaking east of the Mississippi. The recently unleashed Cheoah isn’t for the faint of heart.  The river has many Class IV/IV+ rapids and lots of residual vegetation that require a high skill level to negotiate. With the exception of two or three half-mile or so sections, the Cheoah is unusually continuous with a gradient that is consistently steep for a river it’s size. The 9+ mile run can be broken into three sections and represents a whitewater experience not often found in the Southeast!

Cheoah River Release facilities are located 8 miles North of Robbinsville. River pass bracelets can be purchased at O’Henry’s or Outland Expeditions 800-827-1442. 

For more information click here!

April 9 1000cfs from 8am to 4pm
April 10 850cfs from 8am to 4pm

Jan
28
Sat
Icycle Mountain Bike Event
Jan 28 – Jan 29 all-day
Icycle Mountain Bike Event @ Fontana Village Resort | Fontana Dam | North Carolina | United States

Pisgah Productions presents: The Icycle Mountain Bike Race, a mountain biking event to remember! This action packed day and evening will be enjoyed by all who brave the elements! The Icycle Cross Country Lemans begins at 11:00 AM in 5 minute waves for Sport, Big Bike and Beginner categories. At 1:00 PM Expert and Single-Speed categories start. Racers meet at 5:30 for a night race. The 7 mile course consists of varied terrain with rocks, roots, creeks, and wide open passing lanes offering some of the finest western North Carolina single-track. Event after party and bonfire. Then on Sunday, keep the fun going with a Disc Golf Tournament. Special room rates are available at the Lodge for $69 plus tax. For cabins take 25% off with a two night minimum.