Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
Brands Used: Flytec, Northwing
Pro Tip: Call ahead.
Dress in comfortable layers, bring sun protection and a friend to share the experience.
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Experience the magic of free flight.
Recommended Age Group: 18 and older
Q&A with Craig Pearson, Tug Pilot, Tandem Pilot, Instructor, Thermal Valley President
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
To be able to share the experience of free flight
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
At Thermal Valley, you will fly with an experienced Hang gliding instructor dedicated to making your free flight experience one you will remember for a life time.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
Sharing the joys and wonder of free flight while flying among breath taking scenery of the North Carolina Mountains
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
For more fun, take an introductory flight in our tow plane (The Dragonfly).
For 50 years, Cedar Rock Country club was a private facility. It has since made the switch to semi-private status, inviting members and guests alike to test their skills on one of the toughest golf courses in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The course's 570-yard third hole is especially difficult?it features an uphill layout, a two-tiered green, and a creek, meaning golfers should consider themselves fortunate whenever they make par or whenever their ball doesn't scurry away out of sheer terror. Away from the course, Cedar Rock boasts an expansive practice facility and a fully-lit tennis area with four composite courts. The property also has an Olympic-sized swimming pool that, much like the lemonade stand outside of the White House, remains open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
10 clay-shooting stations
Chandelle, teal, rabbit, and batteus targets
At a Glance
The Appalachian Mountains surround Red Hen Reserve and Hunting Club, giving the locale an untouched, rugged ambiance. Here, clay pigeons fly deep into the forest, and visitors hone their shooting skills during open practice or more formal gun safety courses. It's certainly a picturesque setting?so much so that in addition to shotgun sports, Red Hen often hosts weddings and special events.
Bo's Family Entertainment serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Lenoir's Lenoir district.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Bo's Family Entertainment has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Bo's Family Entertainment offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
At Bo's Family Entertainment, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
With the blasting music and the rambunctious crowd, noise levels at this restaurant can exceed a jackhammer.
Bo's Family Entertainment offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig.
You can also grab your food to go.
At Bo's Family Entertainment, diners will receive complimentary parking at the lot next door.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Bo's Family Entertainment, too — meals there usually cost less than $15.