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…

Motorcycling

Explore the open roads of Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains…

Elk Viewing

Observe the elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on grasses…

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…

Horseback Riding

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

Ziplining

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

Swimming

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

Parks

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

Golf

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

More Things To Do

Museums

Explore the deep history and culture of Bryson City, Western North Carolina and the…