Things To Do In Lenoir

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Established: 2011
Reservations/Appointments: Required
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: All Ages

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).

3218 Zacks Fork Rd
Lenoir,
NC
US

The Course
  • 10 clay-shooting stations
  • LaPorte machines
  • Chandelle, teal, rabbit, and batteus targets
The Rentals
  • Shotguns
  • Golf carts
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.

3720 Highway 268
Lenoir,
NC
US