Join us for an unforgettable blacksmithing workshop where you’ll learn the art of forging hot steel! This hands-on experience is great for beginners! You’ll heat, hammer, and shape rough steel into a unique, handcrafted knife that’s yours to take home.
Service Category: On-Site Adventures
Earthshine Lodge offers activities throughout the year. Choose from the activities below for more information and available dates. If you are interested in our popular Blacksmithing & Brews experience or our Llama Hikes, these links will take you to their registration pages. For more activity information, check out our event calendar.
Our Blacksmithing & Brews experience has been so popular, we didn’t want to leave anyone out of the fun! Our seasoned educator has been teaching hands-on living history at Earthshine for over sixteen years. Kids and adults will all have the chance to stoke the coal fire, hammer glowing metal straight from the forge, and learn all kinds of the stories behind the craft.
Orienteering is a popular recreational activity in which the orienteer uses a map and compass to navigate quickly from point to point in unfamiliar terrain. Participants navigate through a series of checkpoints along the way. This program is designed as an orientation to using a map and compass to navigate for all ages.
Experience life in the 1800s! Earthshine has a 30-year history of providing educational living history experiences and our Cherokee and Pioneer “Hands-on History” experiences provide guests with historical perspective and hands-on activities. Cherokee experiences may include fire building, archery, a primitive clay project, and/or a nature walk
Learn the basics of photography – using natural light, subject selection, and the art/science of composition. Participants will take a hike through the property with plenty of opportunities to shoot, critique, and improve upon their photos. A digital camera of some sort is required – a smartphone, DSLR, point-and-shoot, etc.
Join us on a captivating nature hike through the breathtaking property of Earthshine Lodge, nestled in the enchanting landscapes of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina. Our knowledgeable and passionate guides will lead you through winding trails, unveiling the wonders of the natural world that flourish within this verdant oasis.
For over three decades, Earthshine has been a pioneer in delivering educational living history encounters, making learning a family-friendly activity. Our immersive Pioneer “Hands-on History” experiences not only offer historical insights but also engage visitors with interactive activities that vividly depict life in the 1800s. It’s the perfect way for families to bond while delving into the past together.