Tales from the Trails

Explore Smoky Mountain travel ideas with stories to inspire your Bryson City…

Explore Smoky Mountain travel ideas with stories to inspire your Bryson City vacation.

Visit the North Pole in the Heart of Smokies on the Polar Express

Nothing truly marks the start of the holiday season in Bryson City quite like that first night that the Polar Express pulls into the train station. A beloved Christmas tradition, this special Great Smoky Mountain Railroads ride is the only way to reach the one and only North Pole from our side of…

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Make Spring Sensational in Bryson City

When spring arrives in the rolling mountainsides of Bryson City, North Carolina, our wooded wonderland comes to life. Our downtown eateries, breweries and boutiques throw their doors open wide to let in the spring sunshine. After a long winter slumber, the many wildflowers of the Great Smoky…

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Celebrate the Season of Holiday Magic in Bryson City

Experience a true holiday wonderland in Bryson City, North Carolina. TH E POLAR EXPRESS ™ Train Ride comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit to the North Pole. Thousands of twinkling lights come to life on the downtown…

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