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Creek Hike at Earthshine Lodge

Creek Hike at Earthshine Lodge

Earthshine offers many different summer adventures that are open to the general public and included with an overnight stay at Earthshine Lodge. We do ask that reservations be made ahead of time and can be made by phone or on the website (www.EarthshineNC.com) Creek Hike Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for... Read More
Riverfest 2024!

Riverfest 2024!

The Transylvania French Broad Stewards, the Town of Rosman, Conserving Carolina, and Headwaters Outfitters are joining up again to put on the ninth annual Upper French Broad Riverfest and invite residents and visitors to come spend a fun day celebrating the river! Join us at Champion Park in Rosman, NC for a free, family-friendly festival with live local music, hands-on educational activities from many local businesses, and interactive displays about the French Broad River! There will be free tubing for everyone, food trucks (Local Harvester, Travelin Dough, and Jenny’s Minis Donut Bus!), and more (and don’t forget your swimsuit!)! This event also coincides with the annual Headwaters Outfitters Hellbender 20-Miler Relay Canoe Race! Cut off for race registration is May 18th, so sign up today! Exhibitors include: Headwaters Outfitters, Pisgah River Rangers, Oxbow R Snorkeling, Mills River Partnership, Transylvania Bird Club, Brevard Clay, North Carolina Cooperative Extension – Transylvania County Center, Transylvania County Library, North Carolina Forest Service, FIND Outdoors, Conserving Carolina, Asheville Greenworks, MountainTrue, Transylvania County Solid Waste, Friends of DuPont Forest, Audubon Society, League of Women Voters, NC Arboretum, Citizen Climate Lobby, Brevard Dog Park, NC Leave No Trace, Pisgah Chapter Trout Unlimited, Earthshine Nature Programs, and more! This event is sponsored by the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority and Davidson River... Read More
French Broad River Series: LEARN! – An Overview of Conserving Carolina’s French Broad River Restoration Projects

French Broad River Series: LEARN! – An Overview of Conserving Carolina’s French Broad River Restoration Projects

Conserving Carolina and the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Transylvania County Center are offering a series of lectures, April – July, to better acquaint the public with the French Broad River, considered one of the oldest rivers in the world. Join Lia Waldrum, Indigenous Partnership and Restoration Coordinator for Conserving Carolina for “An Overview of Conserving Carolina’s French Broad River Restoration Projects.” Conserving Carolina has completed several restoration projects along the French Broad River and it’s tributaries. To date restoring nearly 50 acres of wetlands, 125 acres of floodplain, nearly 23 acres of native pollinator habitat, and nearly 5 miles of streams. These restoration sites have returned abandoned agricultural land and a failed golf course development back to more natural floodplains designed to handle periods of high water, created wetlands, and restored native vegetation and habitat that supports a variety of species, both terrestrial and aquatic. In addition, Conserving Carolina has been directly collaborating with Cherokee artisans who have harvested rivercane from some of these sites for making traditional baskets and clay for making traditional pottery. Cherokee artisans are also helping to develop planting plans on upcoming restoration projects along the French Broad River. These plans will prioritize plants of cultural significance to the Cherokee, such as white oak, rivercane, and yellowroot for their future harvest and sustainable use. Come learn about these exciting projects and what the Conservancy has planned for 2024 –... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More