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Roots Adventures

 Mountain Roots offers a series of programs for youth, teens, and families to get

 connected to the natural world. Join us for these 5 programs to focus on Farms,

 Forests, Fun, Friends (serving Friends), and Forever. your own 

outing. Let us take you on the adventure of a lifetime--exploring local trails,

 creeks, and mountains while learning more about yourself, the earth, and

 your community!

FUN ADVENTURE--POSTPONED until a weekend in August/September.

Mountain Roots is hosting open-to-the-public Roots Adventures programs in Henderson County throughout 2014. Join us for a Fun Adventure in DuPont State Forest for a waterfall hike and opportunity for the whole family to test their hand at a little navigation. Maps, compasses, and healthy snacks provided for all. Pre-registration is required and only $5 per person (max $10/family)!

(A minimum of 8 participants is required).   Contact Ali Lien to register: OR (828)329-7298.

Take it from a Roots Adventure participant... "There is absolutely nothing like sitting under a waterfall or on top of a mountain and looking out on all of the other mountains that surround you. Go, dive in head first, I promise you will not regret going!" --Wilderness Orientation participant, August 2013

Leadership Programs, Retreats & Camps

 Does your company, team, or group need a retreat? Would you enjoy

 spending some time to look at goal setting and leadership dynamics?

 One of Mountain Roots' longest standing programs is a week long

 leadership camp for teenagers in western North Carolina. Contact us to

 plan your leadership program today. The possibilities are endless--

 a hike on a nearby trail with substantial journaling, a retreat at Laughing

 Waters Retreat Center, or a week-long backpacking trip. We'll help you to

 assess your group's needs and plan the ultimate program!

A Word From Our Participants

"I will take away Connections! Energy! Inspiration! Readiness to Make a Difference!" --Leadership Retreat Participant, October 2010

"I learned to be confident and put myself in situations I'm not used to. If I don't, I might miss out on some GREAT opportunities!"

--Leadership Camp Participant, June 2012

Bracken Mountain Race & Festival

Start saving the date for the 2nd Annual...April ?, 2015

Thanks to ALL who joined us for the First Annual Bracken Mountain Race and Festival on Saturday April 5th, 2014.

If next year is anything like this year, you can expect another great day for community and adventure in WNC!

The 2014 Schedule of Events included:

  • The Bracken Mountain Race--A 2 leg trail biathlon consisting of a 7 mile mountain bike leg and 3 mile trail run on the spectacular and challenging trails of the Bracken Mountain Preserve
  • A full day family friendly festival that will make you really glad you live (or are visiting) western North Carolina in Spring!
  • Food from Wild Indigo Catering and Kiwi Gelato
  • Craft brews from local event sponsor, Oskar Blues Brewery
  • Fantastic and local live music (this year provided by Stepchild and Pretty Little Goat)
  • A kid's bike course with prize for all racers--this was possibly the biggest hit of the entire day!
  • Other kid's activities including face painting, 4 square, bubble magic, lawn games, art table, Lego's and more!
  • Local vendors and exhibitors
  • A lake, the mountains, kid's laughing, "big" kid's laughing, and gratitude for an abundant life and community in Brevard, NC.


A BIG Thanks to our Bracken Mountain Race & Festival EVENT Sponsors: