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.
MAP OF AREA THINGS TO DO
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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.
Nantahala River - whitewater rafting and kayaking... and fishing too.
Cheoah River - limited releases for whitewater rafting and kayaking
Tsali Mountain Bike Trails are world famous
Snowbird Wilderness Area - fly fishing, camping
Deal's Gap / The Dragon - 311 curves in 11 miles
Cherohala Skyway - sweeping vistas, hiking areas
History and Heritage
Fontana Dam - Built during WWII, the highest dam in the eastern US
Cherokee Warrior Junaluska Memorial & Museum in nearby Robbinsville
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad - Historic train rides from Bryson City to Nantahala Gorge
Historic Calhoun House
Lakeview at Fontana
Microtel, Robbinsville NC
Microtel, Bryson City NC
Snowbird Mountain Lodge
Additional Area Information
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