Hundreds of people have already been heading to Doe River Gorge this summer for a day filled with fun and adventure! On select Saturdays throughout the summer families and groups can zip down a 700-foot water-landing zipline, get blasted by The Blob, swim in a mountain lake, play on the white-sand beach, or enjoy one of the new lake activities for 2012: Jungle Joe and The Rockit.
If your adrenaline still needs charging, engage in a battle at the paintball course, enjoy a guided horseback trip along beautiful trails, play a game of sand-court volleyball, or seize the 9-hold disc golf course. When you’re ready to slow down, take a scenic train ride on the historic rails of the former East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad, where you will see some of the most majestic scenery in the Eastern United States. You can also play tether ball, corn hole, go hiking, eat a delicious lunch, enjoy snacks, check out the gift shop, and much more.
Admission to Day Quest is $18 per person for the entire day (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Children ages seven and under are admitted free when accompanied by a parent. The remaining 2012 dates for Day Quest are: July 7, July 14, July 28, Aug. 4, Aug. 25, Sept. 1, Sept. 15 and Sept. 22.
You may also extend your Day Quest experience into a weekend retreat with Doe River Gorge’s Endless Summer Get-A-Way package. This incredible deal includes admission to Day Quest, two nights lodging, four meals, and additional activities for $66 – $96 per person, depending on age and housing selection. Endless Summer Get-A-Way packages are available the following weekends: Aug. 24-26, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Sept. 14-16 and Sept. 21-23.
Day Quest spaces fill up very quickly, so pre-registration is required. View more information online at www.doerivergorge.com and register by calling the Doe River Gorge office at 725-4010. Doe River Gorge is located in Hampton, between Elizabethton and Roan Mountain, and offers summer camp for kids ages 8-18, a Father/Son weekend Sept 7-9, seasonal retreats, corporate team-building, and many other programs and activities.