Fall Activities that Everyone in the Family Will Love
Fall is here and this is the time of year when the Smoky Mountains truly come alive. Whether it is your first time visiting Bryson City or you're a long time visitor to the Smoky Mountains, there are few things as beautiful as fall in Bryson City. Fall brings with it spectacular foliage, gentle fall temperatures and the perfect environment to enjoy some of the many local adventures. This week we will share some of the best fall activities in the Smoky Mountains.
Fun ways to see the fall colors
Now that you've arrived in Bryson City it is time to get out and explore. Fall in the Smoky Mountains is a kaleidoscope of colors and there are many great ways to see the colors. Here are a few of our favorites.
Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway- You don't have to be able to hike to enjoy the fall foliage. One great way to see the colors of the season is to enjoy a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. With spectacular vistas and changes in altitude, the parkway gives riders a great vantage of fall's beauty. A long-time favorite of motorcyclists, this is a drive everyone needs to do at least once. So, add it to your bucket list today. One of our favorite stops is about nineteen miles up the parkway at milepost 346.6. The stop is called the Craggy Gardens Visitor Center.
Take A Hike- Without a doubt, the best way to see the fall colors is to get out the hiking boots and head into the Smoky Mountains surrounding Bryson City. There are loads of great hikes within minutes of Bryson City. Some hikes are challenging, and others are easy.
Get on the water- Head on over to Fontana Lake and enjoy a day kayaking, canoeing, or try renting a small boat. Fontana Lake borders the Great Smoky Mountain National Park making it one spectacular place to enjoy a day on the water.
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Rated "One of the Best Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure, NOC has been the leader in the rafting industry since 1972. NOC offers family-friendly adventures rafting and paddling the Nantahala River, as well as riverside dining, lodging, shopping, mountain bike rentals, lake kayaking, wilderness medicine training and their world famous Paddling School. There's something for everyone so come see for yourself why NOC is a legend in the outdoors!
Hit the links
Nestled in one of North Carolina's most dramatic mountain valleys and surrounded by 5,000 foot peaks is the Smoky Mountain Country Club. The club is a golf and vacation destination convenient to the recreation and sights of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From valley floors to mountaintops, the club provides a unique golfing experience at an amazing 18-hole course. Practice facilities include a driving range, putting green and chipping area. Free rental clubs. Open to the public.
Wet a line
Fall fishing in the Smoky Mountains is an incredible experience that you won't forget. The waters around Bryson City are well known for their challenging and rewarding fishing. The beauty of the area is only enhanced with the arrival of the fall colors.
Need help finding the perfect fishing spot? Try the folks at the Fontana Guide Service who have been helping visitors catch the big one for years on the local rivers and lakes.
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