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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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Highlights & Happenings

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mount Pisgah, MP 408
  • Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, camping and the Mount Pisgah Inn make this area a popular destination for visitors along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountain and thousands of surrounding acres was originally purchased by indust
  • 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
  • Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
  • Open year round, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 67th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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