As a travel blogger and a self-confessed lazy adventurer, I like to combine equal parts thrill time and chill time when planning my days.
It’s kinda like taking a nap on vacation without actually taking one and wasting precious travel minutes, although rumor has it that I personally feel naps are a wise time investment… allegedly.
So if you want to combine thrill time and chill time like me, when you’re choosing things to do in Jackson County, NC you may want to include a day (or a stay) at Sapphire Valley. Between the zip line course (which is open to the public), boating, swimming, paddleboarding, tennis, golf, fly fishing and even skiing during the winter season, there’s something for the entire family to enjoy.
Sapphire Valley NC – Vordach Zip Line
Start with the Vordach zip line canopy tour and sail through the treetops and valleys as you enjoy the 12-station course and (optional) rappel station. Kids ages 8 and up can zip line, and ages 12+ can participate in the full experience.
The whole tour takes about 3 hours, and that includes getting outfitted and going through instruction. There are also two practice runs before the actual zip line course begins to help you get the routine down pat. The guides are awesome, and they’re with you the whole time doing safety checks.
And I’m off…
I’m pretty fearless up in the air, so I did it all, including the rappeling. Here’s a 20-second sneak peek of my Vordach experience!
After your Vordach zip line tour, grab some lunch or take a picnic over to Fairfield Lake with its stunning view of Bald Rock Mountain.
Fairfield Lake – Bald Rock Mountain
Enjoy an afternoon of fishing, boating, swimming or just relaxing on the beach. Snacks, drinks and all kinds of rentals are available at the boat house too.
Be sure you check out the other posts in my Jackson County travel series too!