Explore the Outdoors

With wide-open spaces, fresh air, and easy access to nature, Bryson City has…

With wide-open spaces, fresh air, and easy access to nature, Bryson City has plenty of room to roam

Outdoor Activities

Explore Bryson City's Great Smoky Mountains

From the towering peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains, stretching as high as Clingmans Dome, to cascading waterfalls, rushing rivers, scenic train excursions, sprawling hiking trails and glittering, blue-green Fontana Lake, it’s no wonder Bryson City, North Carolina is known as the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Great Smoky Mountains. How will you explore our great outdoors?

Hiking & Trails

With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Nantahala National…

Waterfalls

Discover what it means to be ‘fall’-struck, we are…

Biking

Mountain biking continues to grow in popularity, and Bryson City is no…

Boating

Fontana Lake, the crown jewel of Bryson City, is your perfect…

Tubing

Ready to cool down? Grab a tube and enjoy a float through the Great…

Fishing

Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountain National Forests are some of…

Gem Mining

A perfect activity for all ages, our gem mining spots provide you with…

Golf

Grab your golf clubs and get ready to play a round amongst one of the…

Horseback Riding

Whether traversing around Fontana Lake or exploring the trails of Deep…

Parks

Bryson City, NC, is known to have parks and outdoor spaces stretching…

Swimming

Get refreshed with a swim in the Smokies! This seasonal activity is…

Ziplining

Channel your inner Tarzan and explore the beauty of our national parks…

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