What’s a fun activity you can do any time of the year? It’s none other than tubing! The Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains offers both summer and winter tubing. Luckily, summer tubing doesn’t require a lazy river, lake, or snow. It’s called Turf Tubing!
So, how does Turf Tubing work? It’s simple. There’s a magic carpet that takes you and your tube to the top of the mountain. When you get there, you line up your run and let gravity do the rest. It’s a new way of tubing and an absolute blast!
The Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center got its start in 1980, but it began as a ski hill with a lodge, lift, and everything. However, when the winter snow started coming in at short supply, they made the move to tubing—with a thrilling, sculpted downhill run that they’ve now figured out how to put to good use all year long.
Tubing is just part of what they do at Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center. There’s Gem Mining—you and your fellow prospector can take a stab at striking it rich. Plus, Trout Fishing. Grab your junior angler and seek out your next great fish story. Scaly Mountain also has some cool options for birthday parties.
What’s a great place like this without tasty food? The dining here, like Annie’s Café, is amazing and offers both lunch and dinner.
If you need souvenirs or need to satisfy your sweet tooth, stop by Bartram Market. You’ll find a large selection of games, puzzles, toys, candy and ice cream, gifts, and jewelry.
There’s more fun headed this way later this year. Don’t miss their cool live music events this summer! They’re also building an Alpine Roller Coaster. What is that you ask? Think of bobsledding on train tracks and you’ll have a better idea. You can bet Chris Bainbridge and his daughter Cate will be back for that one.
When exploring this gorgeous property, you can’t help being struck by the beauty of your surroundings. The Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center is the perfect place for people looking to escape the city and find something fun to do outdoors surrounded by nature.
There’s an Ingles Market just up the road in Cashiers for necessities like sunscreen and snacks, or to pack a picnic to hike the nearby waterfalls. And the town of Highlands is a great place to poke around and enjoy a beautiful afternoon.
Everyone’s looking for something fun, different, and affordable—and man does this fit the bill. Visit Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center online at ScalyMountain.com, and then come find them on the North Carolina/Georgia border for a tubular time.
To learn more about Ingles Market, visit their website at ingles-markets.com.