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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.

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Campground & Interpretive Programs

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 6:00 pm

The Polar Express

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Fashions for Evergreens

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 8:00 am


Sunday, November 29, 2015, 10:00 am

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 2:00 pm

Campground & Interpretive Programs

Monday, November 30, 2015, 6:00 pm

The Polar Express

Monday, November 30, 2015

Fashions for Evergreens

Monday, November 30, 2015, 8:00 am


Monday, November 30, 2015, 10:00 am

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
  • Julian Price Memorial Park, MP 297
  • A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, comprises this popular park and lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks make up the largest developed area set as
  • Waterrock Knob, MP 451.2
  • An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation. Exhibits, book sales, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob await visitors. The last hik
  • 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. The m
  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Visitors traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway can now make one stop to learn about the entire 469 miles and 73-year history of the Parkway. The Parkway Visitor Center opened in 2008 and unveiled innovative, high-tech interactive exhibits. The LEED-certif
  • Doughton Park, MP 240
  • Renew your senses amid this landscape of open meadows. Doughton Park is one of the best places along the Blue Ridge Parkway to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats.  Flowers burst on the scene in late spring and crea
  • 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. The Blue Ridge region has produced more old-time and bluegrass musicians per capita than any o
  • Fall Color - Tips for Leaf Season
  • Tips for planning your scenic drive or vacation to see the fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 66th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
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