Many families seek the open wilderness of Mother Nature on family vacations, eager to escape the awkward silences and dust-bunny sweaters of her reclusive Uncle Indoors. Experience the fun side of Earth's family with today's Groupon to Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center in Scaly Mountain, NC. Choose between the following options:
- For $8, you get two hours of tubing with tube rental (a $15 value), and a fountain drink (a $2 value; a $17 total value).
- For $12, you get fishing gear and up to 4 pounds of rainbow trout caught (a $6/pound value), with icing and bagging included (a $1 value; a $25 total value).
Atop Scaly Mountain, eager outdoorsmen schedule playdates with nature, tapping into their wild sides during downhill-tubing and waterside trout-fishing excursions. Throughout the summer, Scaly Mountain's synthetic carpet-lined sides harbor adrenaline-filled tubers as they soar down the mountain. A mister system sprays cool water on heat-soaked riders, and the lift hurries guests back up for their 39th go-arounds. Fish wranglers stock the on-site pond with rainbow trout twice a year, tempting anglers with the possibility of a multichromatic catch. Scaly Mountain’s outfitters prepare each angler for battle, kitting brave guests with the buckets, nets, and longswords needed to catch their foes. Angling experts clean and gut each vanquished fish, leaving fillets on ice for easy transport. Today’s Groupon includes up to 4 pounds of trout, which add fresh tastes to seafood feasts or authenticity to scale replicas of Scaly Mountain's trout.