Once you are rested by a night of comfort at Snowbird Lodge, you may be ready to explore the great outdoors in the Nantahala National Forest, the Cherokee National Forest, or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are endless roadways to explore including remote forest service roads and scenic byways such as the Cherohala Skyway. Discover the pristine waters of Lake Santeetlah where almost 80 percent of the shoreline is forest service managed land. Our area is also known for native and stocked trout streams. Or try a whitewater adventure on the nearby Cheoah, Nantahala, or Ocoee Rivers. Experience local artisans and traditional mountain music at the Stecoah Valley Center.