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Enjoy the beautiful area of Bryson City with the many things to explore in the outdoors.

Things to do near Bryson City

EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES IN THE OLD NORTH STATE

"Road to Nowhere" Hike

This scenic mountain highway takes you six miles into the national park and ends at the mouth of a tunnel. There is a parking area and hiking trails which vary from a easy 2 mile hike to an 8.4 mile moderate hike.

Bryson City Wine Market

Fine Wine, Craft Beer, Port, Sake, Mead, Cigars, Cheeses, Cocktail Mixers and Gifts. Stop by and sample a flight of wine or just enjoy a class with a charcuterie board. They offer a great selection of local beer and wine.

Cherokee

Cherokee, North Carolina offers natural beauty, family attractions, outdoor activities and the rich history of the Great Smoky Mountains and is the ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Nation.

Clingmans Dome

At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The observation tower on the summit of Clingmans Dome offers spectacular 360° views of the Smokies and beyond for visitors willing to climb the steep half-mile walk to the tower at the top.

Explore Downtown Bryson City

It’s pure small town Americana with gorgeous scenery, local bookstores, galleries with working artisans, family friendly museums, craft breweries, and a surprising variety of restaurants. Don't miss the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians (and its new Aquarium), and the Swain County Heritage Museum in the 1908 Courthouse on the Square.

Fishing

Fishing the Smokies is big. These waters offer more than 17 sporting species from trout to bass to Muskie. To plan your Fly Fishing experience, visit our partner Fly Fishing the Smokies for the best guides in the area.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, located in Bryson City, North Carolina, has passenger excursions that run through the Western North Carolina countryside. Considered one the the top family-friendly attractions in North Carolina, you can relax and enjoy breathtaking scenery and in excellent meal when you ride the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.

Hiking

With more than 800 miles of trails, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hiker’s paradise. Some of the most spectacular hikes are to the many waterfalls in the area. Our partner, Carolina Bound Adventures ,has expert guides and offer some unique waterfall hikes.

Horseback Riding in the Smokies

Enjoy a guided horseback riding tour of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Smokemont Riding Stables.

Mountain Biking

Whether you are a beginner, an adventure racer or somewhere in between, off-road bicycling in far western North Carolina offers something for everyone. Contact Tsali Cycles, the areas most knowledgeable cycle professionals.

Tubing at Deep Creek

Mountain tubing can be an easy float or a wild, whitewater ride. Tubing companies generally operate from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. For more information see Tubing the Smokies

White Water Rafting

A perfect combination of exciting whitewater and placid pools, the Nantahala is a great introduction to the sport of whitewater paddling. Our partner, Wildwater, can help you plan the perfect trip for you and your group.

Zip Lines

With five full zipline canopy tours that include multiple ziplines, sky bridges, rappelling and more, Wildwater Zipline Tours is your go-to company ! All tours offer a soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by changes in elevation. Canopy tours typically have 9-13 zips, with small groups of up to 10 Guests plus 2 Rangers, who take you through a guided trip in the tree canopy.
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