NOAC 2019

Day Trips

Please sign up for each trip and indicate your Subway sandwich preference even if you are on the Lake Junaluska meal plan.

Biltmore Estates
Tuesday, Sept 3 or Wednesday, Sept. 4

Biltmore Estate is a historic house museum and tourist attraction in Asheville, NC. It encompasses 8,000 acres including formal gardens. This trip includes a lot of walking, including stairs, as visitors explore the home with its three floors, basement and gardens.

$70 per person (includes transportation, lunch, admission)

Graveyard Fields: Hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Tuesday, Sept.3

1-4 mile options, moderate hike This popular spot features two waterfalls in a mile-high valley filled with wildflowers and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains’ 6,000 ft peaks. There are a lot of steps. Restrooms available.

$20 per person (includes transportation, lunch)

Arboretum of North Carolina
Tuesday, Sept. 3 or Thursday, Sept. 5

The North Carolina Arboretum offers engaging indoor and outdoor exhibits focused around science, education, arts, and culture.

$25 per person (includes transportation, lunch, donation, and parking)

Museum Of The Cherokee Indian
Wednesday, Sept. 4

Experience 13,000 years of Cherokee history, from the time when mastodons roamed the southern Appalachians to the present day. The story is told through computer generated animation and special effects, life-sized figures, artwork, and priceless artifacts. A workshop on Cherokee story telling will be included. You will also have time to visit the nearby Cherokee Indian Art Gallery.

$30 per person (includes transportation, lunch, workshop fee, admission)

Carl Sandburg Home and Farm
Wednesday, Sept 4 or Thursday, Sept. 5

“Poet of the people” Carl Sandburg still speaks to us through his words, activism, music, and the beauty and serenity of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. You may tour the Sandburg Home and Mrs. Sandburg’s Goat Dairy Barn. This trip includes a lot of walking and stairs in the house.

$25 per person (includes transportation, lunch, admission)

Basilica of St. Lawrence and Asheville Botanical Gardens
Thursday, Sept. 5

You are encouraged to read about the Basilica's renowned architect, Raphael Guastavino, who came to the area to work on the Biltmore House in the late 1800's. It is the fascinating history of an old world artist bringing his talents to the United States. The art and architecture of the Basilica of Saint Lawrence is a National Treasure.

The Botanical Gardens at Asheville is a 10-acre independent, non-profit botanical garden dedicated to the study and promotion of the native plants and habitats of the Southern Appalachians.

$25 per person (includes transportation, lunch, donations)