Bryson City North Carolina is a peaceful mountain town, and a great little place to spend a long weekend! We spent a weekend here and had a wonderful time.
The Quaint Little Town
This town may be small, but it’s packed with unique shops, galleries, restaurants, art, and more! With just over 1500 full-time residents, most of the activity is on Main Street and Everett Street.
Bryson City is about 5 hours from Raleigh, NC and about an hour west of Asheville, NC. Bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can’t go wrong with a visit here!
What to do in Bryson City
There is so much to do in Bryson City and the surrounding area that everyone should be able to find something they love!
- Street Art
- Quilt Trail
- Train Excursions
- Waterfall Chasing
- Scenic Rides
Bryson City is full of street art. There are many murals that celebrate the history of the railroad.
Whimsically painted trout statues are all around town and are a great reminder of the abundance of trout in the waters!
There is a quilt trail that takes you all over town to view the beautiful quilt block patterns that brighten up barns, homes, public buildings, and shops.
The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad operates rail excursions from Bryson City. Click here to see the schedule and get ticket information.
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park has over 800 miles of hiking trails.
Waterfall Chasing is a favorite of ours! The Smokie Mountains are full of beautiful waterfalls and cascades.
Scenic Rides go without saying! Pretty much any road you ride in this area will be sure to provide long, winding roads, beautiful scenery, and if you are lucky you will see some wildlife!
We spent a couple days in the Bryson City area and had a great time. As we usually do, we arrived by motorcycle and spent our days riding the scenic roads, hiking, waterfall chasing, and enjoying the local street art and restaurants.
Over the next few weeks, we will highlight some of our favorite things to do in this area! I think it is safe to say that we will be visiting this area again!
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