Recreation

Recreational Considerations

Within its boundaries, Iron Horse Farm is loaded with recreational activities, but it also offers a convenient platform for nearby access to all types of world class outdoor recreation.

 

The farm itself features one of the nicest equestrian setups found in the mountains of western North Carolina. All of the equine infrastructure is in place with two horse barns, acres of rolling pastureland, paddocks and gorgeous four board fencing throughout plus an extensive trail system through the forested hills with great scenery. 

 

Water on the property is abundant, which always makes a property more engaging. There is a small mountain creek that runs through the center of the property as well as a 1.5-acre clear mountain pond near the main house. The pond is used regularly for cookouts, summertime swims and fishing for stocked trout.

 

The diversity of the landscape and habitat at Iron Horse promote an abundant amount of wildlife and there are strong populations of game species such as whitetail deer and eastern turkeys. 

 

The proximity to the Hiwassee River is one of the property’s highlights and provides an enormous source of aquatic recreation.  The upper section of the Hiwassee, the part closest to Iron Horse, is the most popular section of the river, featuring an enjoyable whitewater rafting experience ranging from Class I and II rapids to the occasional Class III.  Fisherman will migrate towards the middle of the river to wet a flyline in search of trout.