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.

Shop ‘Til You Drop at Bryson City’s Best

What’s a good vacation without a little retail therapy? Here in Bryson City, our many locally-owned boutiques, specialty stores, outfitters and markets offer some of the best small-town shopping found in the western North Carolina Mountains. Find unique, one-of-a-kind goodies, clothes and gifts to…

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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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