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QOutdoor Adventure Capital of the Great Smoky Mountains

Official Visitor Guide

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Welcome to

Bryson City

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e extend a warm welcome from Bryson City, the outdoor adventure capital of the Great Smoky Mountains. With an abundance of public land, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Nantahala National Forest, there’s plenty to do in our wide open spaces. Explore miles of hiking trails, magnificent waterfalls, scenic train excursions, worldclass whitewater rapids, premier fishing streams and rivers, a vibrant downtown, delicious craft beer, the pristine blue-green waters of Fontana Lake and plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Discover why so many visitors return to Bryson City year after year. Everything you need to plan your vacation is in this guide. Browse listings of unique lodging, local shops, restaurants, attractions, outfitters, and tour guides, plus information about the National Park. Stop by our Visitor Center in downtown Bryson City at the corner of Main and Everett to speak to our visitor services staff or call 828.488.7857. We’re ready to help you plan your visit!

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Great Smoky Mtns. Nat’l Park · · · · · 8 Unique Experiences · · · · · · · · · · · · 10 Riding the Rails · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 12 Cherokee · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 17 Nantahala National Forest · · · · · · · 18 Fontana Lake · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 22 The Nantahala Gorge · · · · · · · · · · · 27 Tubing · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 28 Waterfalls · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 30 Hiking · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 32 Fishing · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 35 Two-Wheels · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 38 Brews & Libations · · · · · · · · · · · · · 43 Back in Time · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 44 Drives · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 48

Partner Directory Where to Stay · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 59 Places to Eat · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 62 Where to Shop · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 64 Things to Do · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 67

This guide was developed and produced by the Swain County Tourism Development Authority. 2021©

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Get back to nature in the four-season wonderland of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Explore this great American wilderness with its long-range mountain views, shimmering waterfalls., and lush green forests. With four entrances to the Park near Bryson City, visitors have easy access to hiking, backpacking, camping, viewing historical structures, fishing, tubing, and other outdoor adventure. The highest peak in the Park — Clingmans Dome — offers spectacular 360° views of the Smokies and beyond. 8

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Deep Creek Just five minutes north of downtown Bryson City, Deep Creek is a popular area for tubing, hiking, biking, waterfalls, and fishing, with numerous tube rental outfitters at the Park entrance. It also includes a section along the creek with tables and grills for picnics.

Road to Nowhere A unique part of local history, the Road to Nowhere is a six-mile scenic drive or strenuous bike ride into the Park that dead ends at a tunnel for hiking. This is a popular area for hiking and exploration, including the 33.5 mile Lakeshore Trail. From Bryson City, take Everett Street/Fontana Road three miles north to Lakeview Drive.

Oconaluftee Visitor Center Located at the Cherokee, NC entrance to the Park, features include a pioneer village, riverside trail, and historic artifacts. It is very common to be able to view the elk in the fields during the dawn and dusk hours. The historic Mingus Mill is just ½ mile further north by car.

North Shore of Fontana Lake Forney Creek, Eagle Creek and Hazel Creek are three isolated north shore areas accessible only by boat or foot. These remote creeks are wildly popular fishing destinations and are also popular among backcountry hikers and campers. Local outfitters and guides can assist you in accessing this area. 9


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long with outdoor adventure, natural beauty and a quaint downtown, Bryson City offers a number of unique experiences not found anywhere else. As part of your visit, we encourage you to be bold and try something different. We’re especially excited about our new Farmers and Artisans Market that will run every Friday and Saturday from May to October. As part of this event, patrons can enjoy live music, food trucks, artisans and crafters, as well as local produce and breads. 10

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Treetop Soaking Cabanas

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 9 A.M.-2 P.M. · MAY - OCT.

Local farmers & authentic artisans Food truck and picnic tables Strolling local musician Rain or shine event

Guided Hike with Carolina Bound Adventures

Pet-friendly (leashes required) 117 ISLAND STREET, AQUARIUM PARK BRYSON CITY COVID safety protocols will be followed for all attendees

TREETOP SOAKING CABANAS at Lakeview at Fontana TreeTopSoaks.com

BREWERY & WATERFALL TOURS

Appalachian Rivers Aquarium

with Carolina Bound Adventures (828) 569-6699

Appalachian Rivers Aquarium 117 Island St., Bryson City

COOKING CLASSES at McKinley Edwards Inn (828) 488-9626

ELK WATCHING

Moonlight Zip Line Tours

Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

at NOC (828) 785-4856

WILDWATER JEEP TOURS

Farmers market, hayrides, food truck, pumpkin patch. 828 488-2376

(866) 319-8870

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Yourself Great Smoky Mountains Railroad The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad historic train depot is in the heart of Bryson City and is a favorite attraction for family fun. A round trip on the train is an ideal way to see extraordinary places that you can’t get to by car. Get a front row view of Fontana Lake, the historic Fontana Trestle, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Nantahala National Forest, the Nantahala and Tuckasegee Rivers, historical structures, and stunning foliage. Choose from steam-powered with the official “Steam of the Smokies” or climb onboard an excursion powered 12

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by diesel locomotive. A variety of passenger round trip train options and special event trains — including the popular Polar ExpressTM excursion — makes this the perfect attraction for making memories and experiencing the true form of railroading. Not only is a ride aboard the train a relaxing, beautiful way to explore the natural beauty of Swain County, but it gives passengers a glimpse into the past. In the late 1800s, railroads changed the way of life in all of Western North Carolina, including the Bryson City area. When you take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, you’ll feel a connection to those who came before you. 13


Scenic Excurs

Tuckasegee River East Bound Departing from Bryson City, this four-hour excursion travels 32 miles round trip through the man made Cowee tunnel to Dillsboro and back again. The trip includes an hour-and-ahalf layover in the charming mountain town where you’ll find shops and restaurants. There is time to shop, snack and visit the many unique shops before returning to Bryson City.

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Nantahala Gorge West Bound Departing from Bryson City, this four-and-a-half hour excursion carries you 44 miles round trip to the Nantahala Gorge and back again. Travel along the Little Tennessee and Nantahala Rivers across Fontana Lake and into the magic of the Nantahala Gorge. Enjoy a layover in the heart of the Nantahala Gorge for sightseeing or lunch by the river and just plain relaxing!

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SLEEP INN BRYSON CITY NEAR THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS RAILROAD

500 VETERANS BLVD. • 828-488-0326 www.sleepinnbrysoncitync.com Sleep Inn Bryson City is located just 10 miles from the Great Smoky National Park. We are just minutes from popular attractions like the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Western Carolina University and the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road.

All guests will enjoy free hot breakfast buffet, free wireless internet, seasonal outdoor swimming pool and access to on-site coin laundry facilities.


Adventure Cherokee North Carolina

now Now as it was Then A visit to nearby Cherokee, North Carolina, is full of adventure including rich history, arts and culture, drama and entertainment, the Oconaluftee entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the southern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Top attractions include “Unto These Hills” an outdoor historical drama, Qualla Arts and Crafts, Oconaluftee Islands Park, Oconaluftee Indian Village, Museum of the Cherokee, and Harrah’s Casino and Entertainment Venue. Cherokee is home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and is a sovereign nation. ExploreBrysonCity.com

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Less Path less Taken

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Nantahala National Forest The Nantahala National Forest is one of Bryson City’s most coveted public lands for outdoor adventure. Visitors can explore the wide open spaces of this lush forest including hiking, whitewater rafting, zip lining, biking trails, fishing, and water sports. The forest is also home to two long distance trails – the Appalachian and Bartram Trails, as well as the Nantahala River Gorge and the Fingerlake Day Use Area. All hiking trails in the Nantahala National Forest are pet-friendly. 18

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Welcome to Stonebrook Lodge!

Bryson City’s newest lodge, located on Main Street in downtown Bryson City, within walking distance of dining, shops, the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and two entrances to the Great Smoky National Park - Deep Creek and Road to Nowhere.

From the moment you arrive, a warm welcome awaits you in our rustic lobby with stone accents, fireplace and cozy seating areas. Enjoy free wi-fi, continental breakfast and luxury accommodations in our queen and king rooms.

Experience western North Carolina’s newest lodging options close to all the action and adventure.

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Your Boat

Adventure

Float

FONTANA LAKE & FONTANA DAM Fontana Lake has been called the best-kept secret in the North Carolina Mountains. The 29-mile long, 11,700-acre lake has more than 240 miles of shoreline, and more than 90% of the land around the lake is bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or the US Forest Service. This abundance of public land and unspoiled wilderness ensures pristine lake and mountain views for generations to come. There are plenty of access points to explore Fontana Lake. Several public boat ramps are available for launching your own boat, paddleboard, or kayak, or you can reach out to a local outfitter and rent the equipment. For a full-service experience, visitors can utilize one of our knowledgeable guides who will arrange the entire trip for you including sunset cruises, fishing trips, 22

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camping trips and access to historic areas of the park like Hazel Creek and Eagle Creek, as well as the option to rent a pontoon boat from one of our local marinas. The Fingerlake Day Use Area is open during the summer months and includes a small park with picnic tables, public restrooms and a primitive swimming area.  At 480 feet, the Fontana Dam impounds Fontana Lake and produces hydroelectric power. This engineering marvel has historical significance to the residents of Swain County. In response to an urgent need for electric power during World War II; many residents gave up their private land to the Federal Government for the creation of Fontana Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Appalachian Trail crosses Fontana Dam, where visitors can walk or drive across the dam or stop by the visitor center from May through October. 23


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The Nantahala Gorge The gorge is the epicenter of outdoor adventure. Here, people of all ages can enjoy whitewater rafting and kayaking, zip lining, fishing, biking, jeep tours, horseback riding, hiking and gem mining. The 200,000 paddlers who come every year make the Nantahala River one of the most popular whitewater rafting rivers in the Southeast. With mostly Class I and II rapids, it is a great place for family fun; rafters as young as 6 years of age (or 60 pounds) can raft on the Nantahala River. A drive on U.S. 19 through the Gorge is worthwhile for scenic views, restaurants, picnic areas, and pull-offs to watch the rafters on the rushing waters. ExploreBrysonCity.com

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xperience the thrill of riding a tube down the crystalclear waters of two mountain streams in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Deep Creek, just outside of Bryson City and the Oconaluftee River in Cherokee are two of the purest rivers in the Smoky Mountains where you can enjoy a tube ride that’s part rushing rapids, and part lazy ripples and swimming holes. Tubing companies generally operate from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day; however, Deep Creek tubing can begin earlier in May and continue after Labor Day if the weather is warm.

DEEP CREEK Tube rental companies are located on West Deep Creek Road, just outside of Bryson City, near the National Park entrance. Light-weight inflatables with seats can be rented for the day. From the parking lot at the Deep Creek trailhead, carry your tube upstream on the Deep Creek trail and look for put-ins along the creek.

OCONALUFTEE RIVER Only 20 minutes from Bryson City, the Oconaluftee River originates in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and flows through downtown Cherokee. Tube rental companies in Cherokee transport you and your tube to a put-in spot and pick you up at the end of your ride. 28

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Tom Branch Falls

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ew sights are as peaceful as a cascade of water flowing down ancient rock and bordered by lush green moss. Explore the many picturesque waterfalls in the Bryson City area and experience a sense of serenity like no other.

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Indian Creek, Toms Branch, & Juneywhank Falls

Indian Creek Falls

This trio of waterfalls is accessed via an easy to moderate 2.5-mile hike within the Deep Creek section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Mingo Falls At 120 feet tall, this waterfall is one of the tallest in the southern Appalachians. A climb of 161 steps and a short trail will get you to this stunning waterfall in Cherokee, NC.

Mingo Falls

Soco Falls This impressive double waterfall is a hidden gem. Located east of Cherokee on U.S. 19, a short trail ends at a viewing platform. For a closer view, continue down a steep trail to the base of the waterfalls.

Soco Falls

Nantahala Cascades The Upper Nantahala River is a beauty to behold and boasts a series of cascades that begins 1000 feet above the gorge floor. Most of the cascades are easily seen from Wayah Road.

Dry Falls

Highlands/Cashiers Waterfalls There are numerous waterfalls in the nearby towns of Highlands and Cashiers, including Dry Falls, Glen Falls, Silver Run Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Whitewater Falls, and Cullasaja Falls. 31


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Kephart Prong Trail.

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iking is one of the most popular outdoor adventures in the Bryson City area. Options range from an easy walk along a mountain stream to a strenuous backcountry hike. Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Closest to Bryson City is the Deep Creek area with an easy trail to three waterfalls, a loop trail, and the Noland Divide trail to Lonesome Pine Overlook. Clingmans Dome. In the Lakeview Drive section of the Park, you’ll find the Road to Nowhere Tunnel, Goldmine Loop, Lakeshore Trail, and Noland Creek trails. Popular destination hikes in the park include Charlies Bunion, Clingmans Dome, Andrews Bald, and Alum Cave Bluffs. Kid-friendly hikes include the Kephart Prong Trail and the Oconaluftee River Trail. The Nantahala National Forest and Blue Ridge Parkway trails are dog-friendly, as is the Oconaluftee River trail. The Appalachian Trail stretches through Swain County from south of the Nantahala Gorge, across Fontana Dam and then follows the highest ridges of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park past Clingmans Dome and Newfound Gap on its way to Maine. You can access the trail at Wesser in the Nantahala Gorge, Fontana Dam, Newfound Gap, and at Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Park.

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A Smoky Mountains Bed & Breakfast in Bryson City, NC

The Folkestone Inn has all the ingredients for a relaxing Smoky Mountain getaway! CHEF OWNED & OPERATED FARM-TO-TABLE BREAKFAST A NOSTALGIC 1920’S FARMHOUSE A QUIET RURAL SETTING TEN COMFORTABLE GUEST ROOMS WITH PRIVATE BATHS & THOUGHTFUL AMENITIES BALCONIES, PORCHES & FIREPIT INDIVIDUAL HEAT & AC CONTROLS FREE WIFI

And just a short walk down the road, the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Scott & Toni Rowe • Owners/Innkeepers

101 FOLKESTONE RD. • BRYSON CITY, NC 828-488-2730 • 888-812-3385 www.folkestoneinn.com


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he Bryson City area is sought out by fishing enthusiasts from around the world due to an abundance of pristine fishing streams and rivers, along with the deep cold waters of Fontana Lake. The Tuckasegee River in downtown Bryson City is designated as Delayed Harvest fishing, and stocked fall through spring with trout for anglers who enjoy catchand-release fishing. Other remote streams offer native trout. Trout are also common in the Nantahala, Oconaluftee, and Little Tennessee Rivers. The Tuckasegee and the Little Tennessee also offer bass, crappie, walleye and the fierce muskie. The crown jewel of Swain County fishing is Fontana Lake. Record-size muskie and walleye have been pulled from its 400-foot depths. It is one of the best smallmouth bass fishing lakes in the country. Downtown Bryson City is home to the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians and the Appalachian Rivers Aquarium. Learn more about fishing in Bryson City at www.GreatSmokiesFishing.com ExploreBrysonCity.com

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Rustic Luxury in the Smokies The Everett Boutique Hotel & Bistro is in the heart of historic downtown Bryson City. Located in what was originally built in 1908 as the Bryson City Bank, The Everett is the perfect ‘upscale base-camp’ from which to set out on foot to explore our unique mountain town featuring great shopping, galleries, magnificent mountain views, and discovering why Bryson City is honored to be called “The Gateway to the Smokies.” The Everett offers ten rustic luxury rooms, a contemporary on-site bistro with a full-service bar, and an open-air rooftop terrace with a fire pit.

The Bistro at the Everett Hotel is one of Bryson City’s favorite eateries. Reservations strongly recommended 828-488-1934

Come enjoy rustic luxury lodging and dining in a historic Bryson City landmark.

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Two-Wheel

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ountain biking continues to grow in popularity, and Bryson City is a hot spot for all ages and skill levels. Don’t leave Bryson City without trying one of these trails.

Tsali Recreation Area (Intermediate) Tsali’s 42 miles of fun, flowy single track borders the shores of Fontana Lake and has been a mecca for mountain biking for over two decades. 12 miles west of Bryson City off NC-28 N.

Calf Pen Gap (Intermediate) A packed gravel roadway with a moderate 5-mile climb and a fast return and expansive mountain views. Across from the entrance of Tsali off NC-28 N.

Fire Mountain (Beginner to Expert) This is a 10.5-mile system of smooth, machine cut trails with sections from beginner to advanced. Solid climbs are rewarded with curvy descents. Trailhead at Oconaluftee Indian Village in Cherokee.

Flint Ridge Trail (Intermediate to Expert) Start with 9 switchbacks up the steep face of Nantahala Gorge, ending with a fairly steep downhill ride. Located on US-19/74 at the Nantahala Outdoor Center.

Deep Creek Trail (Beginner to Intermediate) Only two miles outside of Bryson City, this is a great family trail because of the wide trails and waterfalls. 4.5-mile out and back along a mountain stream.

Oconaluftee River Trail (Beginner) This 3-mile out and back follows the river into Cherokee. Start at the Oconaluftee Vicitor Center at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains 38

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estern North Carolina is known for its craft beer and spirits industry, and Bryson City is one of the hotspots.

Nantahala Brewing One of the region’s first breweries, Nantahala is known for its award-winning, river-themed brews, live music and other events.

Mountain Layers Brewing Patrons can enjoy a refreshing brew while taking in the views of the Tuckasegee River and downtown from its second-story outdoor patio.

Bryson City Outdoors Craft Beer Department Partake in a craft beer or cider while shopping for outdoor gear. A covered patio is dog-friendly.

Tsali Cycles Taproom A full-service bike shop with regional and local craft beers on tap.

Carolina Bound Adventures Craft Beer Tours Three unique brewery tours with tastings and a designated driver.

Deep Creek Winery Family-owned winery that handcrafts in small batches.

Bryson City Wine Market Fine Wine, Craft Beer, Port, Sake, Mead, Cigars, Cheeses, Cocktail Mixers, and monthly classes. ExploreBrysonCity.com

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Rich Appalachian

History While our mountains are ancient, Swain County is also rich in cultural, environmental and social history. One of our most famed stories surrounds the Road to Nowhere. In the 1930s and 1940s, Swain County gave up the majority of its private land to the federal government for the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Fontana Lake, which is a reservoir for Fontana Dam. Fontana Dam was built during World War II by the Tennessee Valley Authority to produce electricity for the ALCOA aluminum plants in Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Manhattan Project. This combination of events forced hundreds of people to leave the small Smoky Mountain communities they’d called home for generations. Additionally, the old Highway 288 was submerged deep beneath the waters of Fontana Lake. The government ensured the folks that they would build a new road along the north shore of Fontana Lake, from Bryson City to Fontana Dam. But environmental concerns and budget issues left the road only partly built. Swain County citizens have coined the unfinished Lakeview Drive as the “Road to Nowhere.” During summertime weekends, the Park Service ferries groups of Swain residents across Fontana Lake to visit the old family cemeteries for Decoration Days and family reunions. Other historical highlights of Swain County include the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Heritage Museum, Fly Fishing Museum and the Appalachian Rivers Aquarium. 44

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njoy a drive along the area’s many roads and byways. After a relaxing ride, get out of your car or off your motorcycle and experience some adventure!

Road to Nowhere Labeled Lakeview Drive on a map, this scenic ride will take you six miles into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to a dead-end road and the infamous “Road to Nowhere Tunnel”. You can park here and walk through the tunnel which adjoins many hiking trails within the Park. Lakeview Drive is easily accessible by motor vehicle or enjoy it via bike.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park It is no wonder the Smokies is the most visited national park in the country. Starting in Cherokee, you can drive the 35 miles to Gatlinburg along U.S. 441 and stop along the way for numerous trailheads and scenic overlooks. Cades Cove is also accessible via Little River Road near the Sugarlands Visitor Center.

Tail of the Dragon US 129 is known worldwide among motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts, especially the 11-mile section with 318 continuous curves. The tight curves come one after another, so take caution. 48

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Hellbender 28 Also popular with motorcyclists, the Hellbender 28 winds from Stecoah to Deals Gap. It’s a beautiful byway that travels alongside Fontana Lake. At about the midway point, you will come to the Historic Fontana Village and the breathtaking Fontana Dam.

Nantahala Gorge Traveling US 19 through the Nantahala Gorge is a stunning drive that follows the Nantahala River and offers numerous pull-offs, picnic spots and river access points. At the western end of the gorge, turn onto Wayah Road and follow the river up Nantahala Mountain to view spectacular cascades.

Blue Ridge Parkway America’s Favorite Drive is perhaps the most well-known scenic byway in the country. Swain County is lucky to have several entrances within an easy drive. Explore the curvy roads or park your vehicle and enjoy a picnic, hike or bike ride.

Cherohala Skyway This breathtaking 51-mile stretch of road stretches from Hwy 143 in Robbinsville, NC to Tellico Plains, TN, traveling the Cherokee and Nantahala National forests. This byway offers sweeping mountain views and dramatic elevation changes.

Waterfall Loop If you’re on the hunt for waterfalls, this is the loop for you. Travel from Bryson City to the Deep Creek area to Cherokee, Franklin, Cashiers and Highlands. Be sure to save an entire day or two for this excursion. There are many cascades and falls to view along the way. 49


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Bed & Breakfasts Pet Boarding CALHOUN HOUSE INN AND SUITES k 8 Bryson City • (828) 788-0505 CalhounHouse.com

CAROLINA BOUND ADVENTURES Bryson City • (828) 569-6699

FOLKESTONE INN B&B k 8 Bryson City • (828) 488-2730 (888) 812-3385, FolkstoneInn.com

MARINER’S MANOR PET RESORT Bryson City • (828) 554-1360

FRYEMONT INN k 8Ô Bryson City • (828) 488-2159 (800) 845-4879, FryemontInn.com HEMLOCK INN 8 Bryson City • (828) 488-2885 HemlockInn.com HISTORIC CALHOUN HOUSE HOTEL k Bryson City • (828) 488-1234 CalhounCountryInn.com MCKINLEY EDWARDS INN Bryson City • (828) 488-9626 MckinleyEdwardsInn.com

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ALMOND BOAT PARK CABINS k 8 Bryson City • (828) 488-6423 AlmondBoatPark.com ALOFT IN THE SMOKIES k 8 Bryson City • (828) 488-8010 AloftinTheSmokies.com BJS DEEP CREEK RENTALS Bryson City • (828) 488-3018 BjsDeepCreekRentals.com BRYSON PATCH k 8 Bryson City • (828) 488-1005 SmokeyMountain.net k

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BRYSON VILLAGE Bryson City • (828) 488-9898 BrysonVillage.com CAROLINA HOUSE k  Bryson City • (561) 743-5598 (561) 512-0905 CarolinaHouse.net CAROLINA VACATION LODGING k 8. Topton • (828) 488-6345 CarolinaOutfitters.com CREEKSIDE CABINS k 8 Bryson City • (828) 488-2235 CreekSideCabinsNC.com

RIPPLING WATER BOARDING Bryson City • (828) 488-2091 CULLISIA CABIN ON ALARKA k (828) 488-3018, AlarkaCabin.com DEEP CREEK LODGE k 8 Bryson City • (828) 488-2587 DeepCreekLodgeTubing.com ELA SHORES CABINS k Bryson City • (828) 538-0450 ElaShoresCabins.com FALLING WATERS YURTS Bryson City • (800) 451-9972 FallingWatersResort.com FALLS MELODY CABIN k Bryson City • (850) 556-9881 FallsMelody.com FONTANA LAKE AND PARKVIEW CABINS k 8 (828) 712-5222 FontanaLakeAnd ParkViewCabins.com GINA’S GREAT GETAWAYS k 8 Bryson City • (828) 736-4019 GinasGreatGetaways.com GORGEOUS STAYS k 8 Bryson City • (828) 421-2282 GorgeousStays.com GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN RENTALS Cherokee • (828) 497-6182 GsmCabins.com LANDS CREEK LOG CABINS k 8 Bryson City • (888) 346-9793 (828) 488-9793, LandsCreek.com MOUNTAIN MEMORIES LODGE k 8 Bryson City • (336) 802-7807, MountainMemoriesLodge.com MOUNTAIN VISTA LOG CABINS k 8 Bryson City • (888) 508-4838, MountainVistaLogCabins.com

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NANTAHALA CABINS k 8 Bryson City • (828) 488-1622 NantahalaCabins.com NANTAHALA OUTDOOR CENTER CABINS k 8 Bryson City • (828) 348-6946 Noc.com/Stay-at-noc ROCK CREEK CABINS k 8 Bryson City • (828) 788-1955 RockCreekCabins.com RUSTIC REST k 8 Bryson City • (828) 513-0767 RusticRest.com SETTLER'S MOUNTAIN k 8 Bryson City • (800) 476-8027 SettlersMountain.com SKY RIDGE YURTS k 8 Bryson City • (704) 701-5696 SkyRidgeYurts.com SLEEPING DOG CABIN RENTALS Murphy • (828) 837-1881 SleepingDogCabinRentals.com SMOKY MOUNTAIN RETREAT k Bryson City • (828) 488-6347 SmokyMtnRetreat.com WEST OAK LODGING k 8 Bryson City • (828) 488-2438 WestOakLodging.com WHISPERING PINES DELUXE CABINS k  Bryson City (866) 767-0888 WhisperingPinesDeluxe Rentals.com WHISPERING WINDS CABIN RENTALS 8 Bryson City • (828) 736-6443 BrysonCityLogCabins.com

Campgrounds & RV Parks ALMOND BOAT AND RV PARK k 8 Bryson City • (828) 488-6423 AlmondBoatPark.com

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DEEP CREEK TUBE CENTER & CAMPGROUND k Bryson City • (828) 488-6055 DeepCreekCamping.com GORGEOUS STAYS k 8 Bryson City • (828) 421-2282 GorgeousStays.com GRUMPY BEARS RV & CAMPGROUND k 8 Bryson City • (828) 788-2095 GrumpyBearCampground.com HIDE AWAY CAMPGROUND k

Bryson City • (828) 488-2083 NorthCarolinaGetaway.com KIRKLAND CREEK CAMPGROUND k 8Ô Bryson City • (828) 488 6482 KirklandCreekCamping.com NANTAHALA TINY HOMES AND RV PARK k 8 Bryson City • (828) 341-5044 NTHRV.com P&J CAMPGROUND 8 160 Ashe Ln, Bryson City • (828) 488-6841, Vacays.org SMOKY MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND k 8 Bryson City • (828) 488-3302 SmokyMtnCampground.com SMOKY MOUNTAIN MEADOWS CAMPGROUND k

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Bryson City • (828) 488-3672 SmokyMtnMeadows.com TIMBERLAKE CAMPGROUND k Whittier • (828) 497-7320 TimberLakeFamilyCampground.com TUMBLING WATERS CAMPGROUND k 8 Almond • (828) 479-3814 BrysonCityCampground.com TURKEY CREEK CAMPGROUND k 8 Almond • (828) 488-8966 Turkey-Creek.com

BEAR HUNTERS CAMPGROUND Bryson City • (828) 488-1953

Hotels, Motels & Inns

CAMP TUCK Whittier • (407) 758-3315 CampTuck.com

DEALS GAP MOTORCYCLE RESORT k Robbinsville • (800) 889-5550 DealsGap.com

COUNTRY GIRLS RV PARK k 8 Bryson City • (706) 818-3751 CountryGirlsRV.com

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FREEMANS MOTEL Almond • (828) 488-2737 GEAR HEAD INN k Ô Whittier • (828) 488-2398 GearHeadinn.com LAKEVIEW AT FONTANA k 8Ô Bryson City • (800) 742-6492 LakeViewatFontana.com LLOYDS ON THE RIVER k 8Ô Bryson City • (828) 488-3767 LloydsOnTheRiver.com MICROTEL INN & SUITES k 8 Bryson City • (828) 488-7900 WyndhamHotels.com/Microtel RELAX INN k 8Ô Bryson City • (828) 488-2127 BrysonCityMotel.com RIDGE TOP MOTEL AND CAMPGROUND k Ô Bryson City • (828) 488-6335 RidgeTopMotel.com

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LAKEVIEW AT FONTANA k 8Ô Bryson City • (800) 742-6492 LakeViewatFontana.com LAND’S CREEK LODGE k  Bryson City • (888) 346-9793 LandsCreek.com SABBATH HOUSE k Bryson City • (828) 788-5414 SabbathHouse.net SMOKY MOUNTAIN RETREAT k Bryson City • (828) 488-6347 SmokyMtnRetreat.com SMOKY MOUNTAIN COUNTRY CLUB k Whittier • (828) 497-7622 SmccLodging.com WATERSHED RESORT k 8 Bryson City • (877) 784-0688 WatershedResort.com

RIVERBEND LODGING k Bryson City • (828) 488-9476 RiverBendLodging.com

WILDWATER GROUP LODGE Bryson City • (828) 488-2384 (800) 451-9972, FallingWatersResort.com

ROSEWOOD INN k 8Ô Bryson City • (828) 488-2194 RoseWoodInnBrysonCity.us

Vacation Rental Agencies

SCENIC VIEW Bryson City • (828) 488-3378 ScenicViewMotelBC.com SLEEP INN k Ô Bryson City • (828) 488-0326 SleepInnBrysonCityNC.com

Vacation rental agencies generally have a wide variety of cabins, lodges, and cottages available, many with WiFi, hot tubs, and pet-friendly options.

STONEBROOK LODGE k Ô Bryson City • (828) 488-1616 StoneBrookLodge.com

BRYSON CITY CABIN RENTALS Bryson City • (888) 483-3630 BrysonCityCabinRentals.com

TWO RIVERS LODGE k Ô Bryson City • (828) 488-2284 Facebook.com/TwoRiversLodgeNC

CAROLINA MOUNTAIN VACATIONS Bryson City • (828) 488-7500 (877) 488-8500 CarolinaMountainVacations.com

Resorts & Group Lodging BRYSON PATCH 8 Bryson City • (828) 488-1005 SmokeyMountain.net BRYSON VILLAGE k  Bryson City • (828) 488-9898 BrysonVillage.com

FONTANA GETAWAYS Bryson City • (828) 554-0509 FontanaLake.com GREAT SMOKYS CABIN RENTALS Bryson City • (800) 655-9771 (828) 488-4630 GreatSmokysCabinRentals.com

FONTANA VILLAGE RESORT k 8Ô Fontana Dam • (828) 498-2211 FontanaVillage.com

MOUNTAIN MEMORIES VACATION RENTALS Bryson City • (828) 736- 9858 MountainMemories VacationRentals.com

HIVE LODGE k 8 Bryson City • (828) 513-0767 RusticRest.com

MOUNTAIN VACATION CABINS Bryson City • (828) 331- 0724, MountainVacationDeals.com

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SMOKY MOUNTAIN MODERN Bryson City • (828) 538-4225 SmokyMountainModern.com/visit SMOKY MTN Country Club VACATION RENTALS Whittier • (828) 497-7622 SmccLodging.com STAY IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS Bryson City • (828) 788-2737 StayinTheSmokyMts.com VACASA Whittier • (855) 862-5757 Vacasa.com/usa/ North-Carolina/Bryson-City

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FALLING WATERS YURTS Bryson City • (800) 451-9972 FallingWatersResort.com GINA’S GREAT GETAWAYS k

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WATERSHED CABINS Bryson City • (888) 604-3075 WatershedCabins.com YELLOW ROSE REALTY Bryson City • (828) 488 2797 YellowRoseRealty.com

SKY RIDGE YURTS k 8 Bryson City • (704) 701-5696 www.SkyRidgeYurts.com TEARDROP RENTALS Bryson City • (828) 399-1628 TearDropRentalsInTheSmokies.com

Food & Drink 8 Outside pets Possible Asian Cuisine

CORNERSTONE CAFé 160 Main St., Bryson City (828) 735-1609

IRON WOK 33 Rector St., Bryson City (828) 488-9553

HIGH TEST DELI 8 145 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-1919

Barbecue

LA DOLCE VITA 8 191 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-5888

BAR-B-QUE WAGON 8 610 Main St., Bryson City (828) 488-9521

LOCAL MARKET 110 Hwy 19 S., Bryson City (828) 488-6455

BIG WESSER AT NOC (SEASONAL) 13077 W Hwy 19, Bryson City (828) 905-7238

MOUNTAIN PERKS ESPRESSO BAR AND CAFé 9 Depot St., Bryson City (828) 488-9561

Cafes & Coffee Shops BOXCAR CAFÉ AND CONES 26 Fry St., Bryson City (828) 488-5379

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CARDINAL COFFEE 22 Needmore Rd., Bryson City (828) 488-5394

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Food & Drink Homestyle Cooking EVERETT STREET DINER 126 Everett St, Bryson City (828) 488-0123

PIZZA BY THE RIVER 14750 W Hwy 19, Bryson City (828) 342-9101

Fine Dining

PIZZA HUT 150 Hwy 19 South, Bryson City (828) 488-9611

BISTRO AT THE EVERETT HOTEL 8 16 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-1934

Mexican

FRYEMONT INN 245 Fryemont St., Bryson City (828) 488-2159

GUAYABITOS RESTAURANT 236 US-19, Bryson City (828) 488-1336

MOUNTVIEW BISTRO AT FONTANA VILLAGE 300 Woods Rd., Fontana Dam, (828) 498-2211

LA POBLANA MEXICAN GRILL & BAR 1341 Main St., Bryson City (828) 488-1701

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CHOCOLATE SHOPPE 134 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488 9119 CORNERSTONE CAFE 160 Main St., Bryson City (828) 735-1609 CREEKSIDE SNACK BAR 1881 W Deep Creek Rd., Bryson City (828) 488-2587 HEAVENLY FUDGE 8 225 C Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-4447 HIGH TEST DELI AND SWEET SHOP 8 145 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-1919 LA DOLCE VITA 8 191 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-5888 SODA POPS ICE CREAM PARLOR 8 125 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 788-0013

Italian & Pizza ANTHONY’S PIZZA 8 15 Depot St., , Bryson City (828) 488-8898

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PASQUALINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 25 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-9555

IRON SKILLET 165 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-4766

BOXCAR CAFÉ AND CONES 26 Fry St., Bryson City (828) 488-5379

NATE AND NICK’S PIZZA 225 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-0500

Sandwiches & Burgers CJ’S GRILL 8 47 Depot St., Bryson City (828) 488-9880 HIGH TEST DELI 8 143 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-1919 JIMMY MAC'S 121 Main St., Bryson City (828) 488-4700 INGLES GROCERY-DELI 19/23 Hughes Branch Rd. Bryson City (828) 488-6000 LOCAL MARKET 110 Hwy 19 S., Bryson City (828) 488-6455 NANTAHALA BREWING’S BURGER + BAR 8 116 Ramseur St., Bryson City (828) 585-5885 NABER’S DRIVE IN 1245 Main St., Bryson City (828) 488-2877 RIVERS END AT NOC 13077 US-19, Bryson City (828) 488-7172 SNAK SHAK 8 125 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 341-1999

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Food & Drink Fast Food ARBY’S 214 Veterans Blvd., Bryson City (828) 488-1219 BOJANGLES 65 Veterans Blvd., Bryson City (828) 488-0861 BURGER KING 195 Veterans Blvd., Bryson City (828) 488-5452 MCDONALDS 180 Veterans Blvd., Bryson City (828) 488-8885 SUBWAY 15 Hwy 19 South, Bryson City (828) 488-1227

Breweries, Brew Pubs, Winery BRYSON CITY OUTDOORS TAPROOM 8 169 Main St., Bryson City (828) 342-6444 DEEP CREEK WINERY 405 Johnathan Walk, Bryson City (828) 506-0133 MOUNTAIN LAYERS BREWING COMPANY 8 90 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 538-0115 NANTAHALA BREWING TAPROOM 8 61 Depot St., Bryson City (828) 488-2337

TSALI CYCLES 35 Slope St., Bryson City (828) 488-9010

Bar & Lounge CJ’S GRILL 8 47 Depot St., Bryson City (828) 488-9880 DERAILED BAR AND LOUNGE 15 Depot St., Bryson City (828) 488-8898 FRYEMONT INN — FIRESIDE BAR 245 Fryemont St., Bryson City (828) 488-2159 RIVERS END AT NOC 13077 US-19, Bryson City (828) 488-7172

Food Trucks Often found alongside Bryson City Outdoors and Mountain Layers Brewing, and schedules will vary. Call ahead for info.

BIG LAUREL FOODS (813) 956-9663 CACTUS KITCHEN (828) 788-1641 CHILI CHOMPER (828) 508-1957 RICE WAGON (828) 593-9931

NANTAHALA BREWING’S BURGER + BAR 8 116 Ramseur St., Bryson City (828) 585-5885

TRUCKIN’ TASTY (828) 788-0596

Shopping Artists & Galleries ALLYSON GERNANDT GEMSTONE JEWELRY (828) 488-1144

FRANK & ALLIE LEE MUSIC (828) 736-2011 GALLERY ZELLA 166 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-3638

CHARLES HEATH GALLERY (828) 736-0768

HANDMADE POTTERY 80 NC-28, Bryson City (828) 736-5123

COTTAGE CRAFTSMAN 15 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-6207

MEDICINE MAN CRAFTS 482 Tsali Blvd, Us-441 Cherokee, (828) 497-2202

ELIZABETH ELLISON GALLERY 155 Main St., Bryson City (828) 788-1541

NATIVE AMERICAN CRAFTS 1847 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee (828) 497-6790

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Shopping ONE TWENTY MAIN 120 Main Street, Bryson City (704) 953-8184

CLOTHES CONNECTION 138 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-2248

QUALLA ARTS AND CRAFTS MUTUAL 645 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee (828) 497-3103

DISCIPLES INK 160 Main St., Bryson City (828) 735-1609

SCARECROW ART STUDIO (828) 788-0505

HARLEY DAVIDSON 196 Everett. St., Bryson City (828) 237-8575

SLEEPY HOLLOW FARM STUDIOS (828) 736-5078

HUMANITé BOUTIQUE 130 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 506-1004

STECOAH VALLEY CENTER 121 Schoolhouse Rd. Stecoah, (828) 479-3364

LOOSE MOOSE 190 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-8626

TRADITIONAL HANDS 1045 Tsalagi Rd., Cherokee (828) 554-5884

MADISON’S ON MAIN 110 Main St., Bryson City (828) 488-3900

YELLOW BRANCH POTTERY 136 Yellow Branch Circle, Robbinsville, (828) 479-6710

MCCLANAHANS 115 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-8010

Antiques

ONE TWENTY MAIN 120 Main Street, Bryson City (704) 953-8184

BUTTERMILK FARMS 147 Main St., Bryson City (828) 736-5529 CALBYS ANTIQUES 44 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 538-4830 CHARLESTON STATION 105 Main St., Bryson City (828) 488-2534 RIDGERUNNER ANTIQUES 175 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 736-6942

Books FRIENDS OF LIBRARY USED BOOKSTORE 32 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-5655 GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS ASSOC. BOOKSTORE 2 Everett St., Bryson City (865) 436-7318 TALKING LEAVES 30 Nickeh Dr., Cherokee (828) 497-6044

PURSENALITY 225 Everett St #E, Bryson City (828) 305-9164 RITA’S HALLMARK SHOP 169 Everett St., Mitchell St. (828) 488-0817 SMITH’S DRY GOODS 85 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-1933 SOUTHBOUND BOUTIQUE 281 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 734-0291 THE NOOK at DANA COCHRAN PHOTO 264 US-19, Bryson City (828) 736-1867 TICKLED PINK 271 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-2442 UNCLE BUNKY’S 150 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 788-1550

Consignment & Thrift Stores

Clothing and Gifts APPALACHIAN MERCANTILE 158 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-2531

HEALTH FOUNDATION THRIFT STORE 112 Plateau St., Bryson City (828) 488-4230

BRYSON CITY OUTDOORS 169 Main St., Bryson City (828) 342-6444

PAWS THRIFT SHOP 110 Bryson Walk, Bryson City (828) 333-4267

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Shopping POSITIVELY POSH 4041 Hwy 19 W., Bryson City (828) 371-4578

WALGREENS 50 US-19, Bryson City (828) 488-6677

SECOND HAND ROSE 154 Everett Street, Bryson City, 828-773-3710

Specialty

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC THRIFT SHOP 316 Main St., Bryson City (828) 488-2266 SWAIN QUALLA SAFE THRIFT SHOP 2971 US-19, Bryson City (828) 488-4756 SWEET LEMON CONSIGNMENT 90 Water St., Bryson City (704) 589-0684

ARTSY OLIVE 122 Everett St., Bryson City (865) 254-8835, TheArtsyOlive.com BEEF JERKY OUTLET 22 Fry St., Bryson City (828) 242-0817 BeefJerkyOutlet.com POP-N-JACKS GOURMET POPCORN 225-B Everett St., Bryson City (828) 620-3931

Florists

UNCLE BUNKY’S CHRISTMAS SHOP 44 Fry St., Bryson City (828) 788-1550

BERTHA'S FLOWERS & PLANTS 44 Thomas Alley, Bryson City (828) 488-6210

Sporting Goods & Outfitters

VILLAGE FLORIST 52 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-2073

BEAR SPRINGS ARMORY 57 Main St., Bryson City (828) 488-5300

General

BRYSON CITY OUTDOORS 169 Main St., Bryson City (828) 342-6444

ADVANCE AUTO 210 Hwy 19 South, Bryson City (828) 488-8288 ALARKA GENERAL STORE 3091 US-19, Bryson City (828) 488-1688 BRYSON CITY PHARMACY 200 US-19, Bryson City (828) 488-1705 CLAMPITT ACE HARDWARE 111 Main St., Bryson City (828) 488-2782 COOPER CREEK GENERAL 20 Coopers Creek Rd., Bryson City (828) 538-4400 DOLLAR GENERAL 160 Hughes Branch Rd., Bryson City (828) 341-1027 FAMILY DOLLAR US 19 Bus Valley Village Bryson City (828) 558-6002 IGA GROCERIES 345 Main St., Bryson City (828) 488-2584 INGLES GROCERIES 19/23 Hughes Branch Rd. Bryson City • (828) 488-6600

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ENDLESS RIVER ADVENTURES 14157 Highway 19 W., Bryson City (828)-488-6199 FLY FISHING THE SMOKIES 157 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-7665 GSM BAIT AND TACKLE 4470 US-19, Bryson City (828) 488-8920 LESTER'S SPORTS AND VARIETY 146 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-6311 NOC OUTFITTERS STORE 13078 US-19 W, Bryson City (828) 488-7230 SIMONDS BAIT SHOP 1085 Main St., Bryson City (828) 488-6854 TSALI CYCLES 35 Slope St., Bryson City (828) 488-9010 TUCKASEEGEE FLY SHOP 3 Depot St., Bryson City (828) 488-3333

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Activities Biking

Hiking Guides & Tours

CAROLINA BOUND ADVENTURES (828) 569-6699

CAROLINA BOUND ADVENTURES (828) 569-6699

NANTAHALA OUTDOOR CENTER (828) 785-4856

NANTAHALA OUTDOOR CENTER (828) 785-4856

TSALI CYCLES (828) 488-9010

RIDGE RUNNER WALKING TOURS (828) 736-6942

Fishing

SUNNY DAY ADVENTURE CO. (828) 772-5890

153 CHARTERS (828) 421-8125

WILDWATER JEEP TOURS (866) 319-8870

CAROLINA BOUND ADVENTURES (828) 569-6699

Horseback Riding

COOPER CREEK TROUT FARM (828) 488-2500

CAROLINA BOUND ADVENTURES (828) 569-6699

ENDLESS RIVER ADVENTURES (828) 488-6199

CAROLINA OUTFITTERS (828) 488-6345

FLY FISHING THE SMOKIES 157 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-7665

NANTAHALA VILLAGE RIDING STABLES (828) 488-9649

FONTANA GUIDES (828) 736-2318

SMOKEMONT RIDING STABLE (828) 497-2373

MAC BROWN FLY FISHING (828) 736-1469

Lake Kayaking

SMOKY MOUNTAIN OUTDOORS UNLIMITED (828) 488-9711

BRYSON CITY OUTDOORS (828) 342-6444

TUCKASEEGEE FLY SHOP (828) 488-3333

CAROLINA BOUND ADVENTURES (828) 569-6699

TUMBLING WATERS TROUT FARM (828) 479-3814

NANTAHALA OUTDOOR CENTER (828) 785-4856

RIVERS EDGE OUTFITTERS (828) 497-9300

SUNNY DAY ADVENTURE CO. (828) 772-5890

Gem Mining

Marinas, Boat Rentals & Tours

DEEP CREEK MINING Co. (828) 488-6055 NANTAHALA RIVER GEM MINING (828) 488-9819 SMOKY MOUNTAIN GOLD & RUBY MINE (828) 497-6574

Golf SEQUOYAH NATIONAL (828) 497-3000 SMOKY MOUNTAIN COUNTRY CLUB (828) 497-7622

ALARKA BOAT DOCK (828) 488-3841 ALMOND BOAT DOCK (828) 488-6423 CAROLINA BOUND ADVENTURES (828) 569-6699 FONTANA GUIDES (828) 736-2318 FONTANA VILLAGE MARINA (828) 498-2211 PRINCE BOAT DOCK (828) 479-3704 SUNNY DAY ADVENTURE CO. (828) 772-5890

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Activities Museums

Train Excursions

APPALACHIAN RIVERS AQUARIUM 117 Island St., Bryson City (828) 488-3681

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN RAILROAD (800) 872-4681

FLY FISHING MUSEUM 210 Main St., Bryson City (828) 488-3681

Tubing – Deep Creek

MUSEUM OF THE CHEROKEE INDIAN 589 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee (828) 497-3481 SMOKY MOUNTAIN TRAIN MUSEUM 100 Greenlee St., Bryson City (800) 872-4681 SWAIN Co. HERITAGE MUSEUM 2 Everett St., Bryson City (828) 488-7857

Paddle Boarding BRYSON CITY OUTDOORS (828) 342-6444 NANTAHALA OUTDOORS CENTER (828) 785-4856 SUNNY DAY ADVENTURE CO. (828) 772-5890

Swimming SWAIN Co. Rec. PARK POOL (828) 488-6159

BJ'S DEEP CREEK RENTALS (828) 488-3018 DEEP CREEK TUBE CENTER (828) 488-6055 DEEP CREEK CREEKSIDE TUBING (828) 488-2587 JJ’S TUBES (828) 488-3018 SMOKY MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND (828) 488-9665 TUBE WORLD (828) 341-5003

Tubing – Oconaluftee River SMOKY MOUNTAIN TUBING Cherokee, (828) 497-4545

Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking CAROLINA OUTFITTERS (828) 488-6345

FINGER LAKE DAY USE AREA NC-28, Bryson City

ENDLESS RIVER ADVENTURES (828) 488-6199

Theaters & Performing Arts

NANTAHALA OUTDOOR CENTER (828) 785-4856

CHEROKEE PHOENIX THEATERS 91 Sequoyah Trail, Cherokee (828) 497-7384 SMOKY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY THEATER 134 Main St., Bryson City (828) 488-8227 STECOAH VALLEY CENTER 121 Schoolhouse Rd., Stecoah, (828) 479-3364 SWAIN ARTS CENTER 1415 Fontana Rd., Bryson City (828) 488-7843 UNTO THESE HILLS OUTDOOR DRAMA 622 Drama Rd., Cherokee (828) 497-2111

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PADDLE INN (828) 488-9651 ROLLING THUNDER (800) 408-7238 WILDWATER (866) 319-8870

Ziplining CAROLINA BOUND ADVENTURES (828) 569-6699 NANTAHALA OUTDOOR CENTER (828) 785-4856 WILDWATER CANOPY TOURS (866) 319-8870

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2021 Bryson City Official Visitor Guide  

Plan your vacation to Bryson City, North Carolina, the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Great Smoky Mountains. Hiking, waterfalls, whitewate...

2021 Bryson City Official Visitor Guide  

Plan your vacation to Bryson City, North Carolina, the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Great Smoky Mountains. Hiking, waterfalls, whitewate...