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Bryson City/Swain County NC Chamber of Commerce +

210 Main Street

Bryson City, NC 28713

(800) 867-9246

Have A Big Vacation in A Small Town!

Bryson City is full of fun things to do for every member of the family-and many are FREE!

   •  Fish and go boating on Fontana Lake

   •  Fly fish four rivers and numerous trout streams

   •  Hike the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian Trail

   •  Mountain bike at Tsali

   •  Relax at a spa

   •  Go horseback riding or pan for gems

   •  Raft whitewater on the Nantahala, Cheoah or Ocoee Rivers

   •  Kayak Fontana Lake and whitewater rivers

   •  Golf our mountain courses

   •  Ride a zip line

   •  Visit waterfalls

   •  Ride a tube down Deep Creek or the Oconaluftee

   •  Ride the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

   •  Visit a winery or brewery

   •  Ride curvy roads like the Hellbender or the Dragon at Deal’s Gap

   •  Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway or Cherohala Skyway

   •  Visit Cherokee

   •  Enjoy a wide variety of restaurants

   •  Shop galleries, craft stores, bookstores & boutiques

   •  Hear mountain music, including free concerts June-October

Plan Your Visit with our free Visitors Guide, coupons and e-newsletter of events. We've got enough activities to keep you busy for a while …and enough B&Bs, motels, resorts, campgrounds and cabins to pamper you at the end of the day.

800-867-9246 • chamber@GreatSmokies.comwww.GreatSmokies.com

Highlights & Happenings

  • Humpback Rocks, MP 5.8
  • At the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks is perhaps the best representation of the varied combination of natural and cultural resources anywhere along the Parkway corridor. Visitors can tour a collection of nineteenth century far
  • Blue Ridge Music Center
  • The Blue Ridge Music Center is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility built to preserve and promote the historic music of Virginia and the Blue Ridge.
  • Moses H. Cone Park, MP 294
  • Today the manor and the entire estate are one of the most heavily used areas along the Parkway and home to the Parkway Craft Center. Carriage roads are popular for hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing, especially by residents of the Boon
  • Cumberland Knob, MP 217.5
  • Located near the Virginia state line, Cumberland Knob is the site where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935. It was the first recreation area opened to the public and remains a favorite destination for both locals and visitors.
  • Rocky Knob & Mabry Mill, MP 169, 176.2
  • These Parkway treasures offer many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Peaks of Otter, MP 86
  • With stunning views, natural beauty, and the surrounding Jefferson National Forest, it’s no wonder the Peaks of Otter area has attracted people to the region for more than 8,000 years.
  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Watch an orientation video and learn how to make the most of your visit to the Parkway and region at this visitor center. View exhibits featuring the unique Parkway design and construction, the natural and cultural history, and recreational opportuni
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 68th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Blooms & Wildlife Watching
  • Don't forget your cameras and binoculars when visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway! Learn when and where to see blooms along your journey.
  • What To Do
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway is more than a road – it is a beautiful journey that entices visitors to explore a 469-mile gateway to America’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
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