24 Hours

How Many Activities Can you Fit Into a Day?

Can you see all there is to see in Bryson City in just 24 hours? With our handy guide, you can certainly get close! Our wonderful outdoor excursions, eateries and attractions are sure to leave you wanting more. Scroll below to see our perfect guide for a day in Bryson City and learn why you might just want to extend your next vacation.

Active Itinerary

  • Deep Creek Trail

The Deep Creek area is best known for its streams and waterfalls. Hikers can take a waterfall loop hike leading to three waterfalls. Hiking: Around 2.5 miles of walking will acquaint you with beautiful Deep Creek and three waterfalls. The Deep Creek Waterfall  hike loop…

  • 10345 Hwy 19 S/74 W
  • (866) 319-8870

The original zipline canopy tour in Western North Carolina, Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours offers 12 different zip lines and 8 sky bridges. Our two highest platforms have unbelievable views of Clingman’s Dome, Fontana Lake and waterfalls. This gliding experience, naturally fueled…

  • 13077 Hwy 19 W
  • (828) 785-4856

Mountain Biking Rentals at Flint Ridge. Rent an industry-leading Specialized Bike from Nantahala Outdoor Center and hit the trails of the Nantahala Gorge! From to onsite Flint Ridge Trail to the well-known Tsali trail just down the road, NOC guides are onsite to help you plan an…

  • 13077 Hwy 19 W
  • (828) 785-4856

NOC is the Southeast’s premier destination for group adventure activities, wilderness medicine training, and whitewater paddling instruction. Full or half-day trips and six different rivers to choose from, NOC offers a wide range of trips and packages for any skill level and…

Casual Itinerary

  • 45 Mitchell St.
  • (800) 872-4681

Our passenger excursions take you from our historic depot in Bryson City, through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina to various destinations. Our variety of passegner train options and special event trains makes us perfect for making memories and experience the…

  • 1194 Newfound Gap Rd.
  • (828) 497-1904

Elk were originally native to the Smoky Mountains, but over 200 years ago the population died off to extinction in the area. In 2001, the National Park Service successfully reintroduced elk to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Since then, the herd has multiplied in the…

  • 171 Lakeview Lodge Dr
  • (828) 202-4162

Soak up the stunning beauty of the Smoky Mountains while indulging in a completely private, open-air soaking cabana designed for pure relaxation. Perched on a mountainside at Lakeview at Fontana Resort & Spa, and accessed by hiking trail, the soaking cabanas offer a completely…

  • 35 Slope St.
  • (828) 569-6699

This Waterfalls Hike is guided and a great way to get out, hike and see the beauty of Western North Carolina. The hike is anticipated to be around 3+ hours over approximately 5-6 miles. You’ll see 3 waterfalls and the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Includes a…

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