On the southern edge of Great Smoky Mountain National Park on the banks of the scenic Tuckasegee River, lies the small, peaceful mountain town of Bryson City. The main streets of this quiet town are lined with unique shops, one of a kind galleries, restaurants and ice cream parlors.
The Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Smoky Mountains
The attractions of this sleepy town are the spectacular mountains, gorges, rushing rivers, lakes, cascading waterfalls and scenic trails that surround it. “The Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Smoky Mountains”, Bryson City lies amidst rugged beauty, endless outdoor adventure and a short drive from dozens of Smoky Mountain Attractions, and is also home to the “Road to Nowhere”, a scenic 7.2 mile dead end road. Ride the incredible Nantahala River as it carves its way through the Nantahala National Forest, cruise the famous Tsali Trails along the banks of the mighty Fontana Lake, hike to a nearby waterfall or experience world-class trout fishing in stocked streams, rivers and lakes. Tube down the wild waters of deep creek or relax in the refreshing swimming hole with the kids.
A trip to Bryson City is not complete with a visit to the Cherokee Indian Reservation, the ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Indians and a scenic train ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Travel back in time as you chug through the hills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Great Smoky Mountain National Park offers spectacular scenic drives and 800 miles of wilderness trails to explore through mountains and valleys, streams and waterfalls, deciduous forests and wildflower fields. Bryson City lies one hour west of Asheville and one hour east of Gatlinburg with easy day trips to the nearby towns of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.
Have a big vacation in the small town of Bryson City.