7 Picture-Perfect Ways To Experience Summer In The Great Smoky Mountains Of North Carolina

If you’re lucky enough to live in North Carolina, you’re likely familiar with the jaw-dropping beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. But you may not have realized just how many different ways there are to experience this iconic stretch of the Appalachian Mountains, especially during the summertime. Head to Bryson City, North Carolina, aptly considered the Gateway to the Smokies, and prepare to be amazed by the variety of adventures. Whether you prefer exploring the mountains by foot, by water, by railway, or even by air, there’s a picture-perfect way for you to see the Smokies differently in Swain County.

Here are 7 outdoor adventures that will do just that:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

How many of these picture-perfect summer adventures have you enjoyed in the Great Smoky Mountains? We’d love to hear all about your experiences in the comments below! For more inspiration to plan your trip to Bryson City, North Carolina, you can visit the official visitor’s website by clicking here.

And don’t’ forget to check out North Carolina’s scenic waterfall loop, conveniently accessible from Bryson City.

Address: Bryson City, NC 28713, USA