Explore the Scenic Beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains
Bryson City's scenic drives through the Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains are some of the best in the country.Experiences will vary by season. Winter and early spring provide better long-range views along leafless overlooks. Summer and fall are the pefect time to combine a scenic drive with a hiking adventure.. No matter when you plan to visit, make time for a day trip from Bryson City to experience some of our favorite scenic drives.
Winter Road Closure Information
Because scenic drives are often located a higher elevation, winter weather such as snow or ice in tunnels can cause road closures during the winter months. Know before you go on the Blue Ridge Parkway or through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: