Your Vacation Destination
There are many ways to explore the beautiful mountains and crystal clear streams and lakes of Western North Carolina. But whether you choose car, bike or motorcycle; or boat, raft or kayak – you can’t afford to miss what’s around the next bend.
When you visit our part of Western North Carolina you’ll see the real Smoky Mountains – a refreshing contrast to the region’s more well-known, crowded tourist destinations.
Joyce Kilmer National Forest – several hiking trails including one easy loop through old growth timber
Appalachian Trail – several access points for day hikes
Great Smoky Mountains National Park – 800 miles of trails.
Cheoah River – limited releases for whitewater rafting and kayaking
Tsali Mountain Bike Trails are world famous
Snowbird Wilderness Area – fly fishing, camping
History and Heritage
Fontana Dam – Built during WWII, the highest dam in the eastern US
Cherokee Warrior Junaluska Memorial in nearby Robbinsville
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad – Historic train rides from Bryson City to Nantahala Gorge