Fun Things to Do - Whitewater Rafting, Fishing, Hiking

photos A Mountain Getaway

Steven & Sue Matz
Adventurous Fast Rivers Rafting
14690 Hwy 19 W
Bryson City, NC 28713




Tere’s a sampling of the attractions and activities that will make your Smokey Mountains vacation memorable.


Arts, Crafts and Music

• Both the John C. Campbell Folk School and Stecoah Valley Center have juried artisan galleries and great music programs.


Unto These HillsAttractions

Biltmore House

Cherokee Indian Reservation

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad & Train Museum

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino

Mountain Farm Museum


Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Horseback riding

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

Mountain biking – Tsali (pdf)


Scenic Drives

Cherohala Skyway

Blue Ridge Parkway

• Highway 129 to Fontana Dam, Deals Gap (129 beyond Fontana Dam) for motorcycles and sports cars

• US 441 from Cherokee to Gatlinburg and Cades Cove


Rafting, Fishing and Boating

• Boating access and some rentals on Nantahala Lake and Fontana Lake.

Jet boat rides on Fontana Lake

Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River

• Fishing the Nantahala River, Fonana Lake and Cherokee Reservation - fishing regulations, locations, stocking schedules.


More about Bryson City and the Great Smokies —

Bryson City Visitors Guide

* Postcards From The Smokies