Get Out and Enjoy

Water Activities

Kayaking, fishing, swimming, tubing, and boating are all favorite pass times of our residents, as you can see!

Little Tennessee River

Within walking distance, 75 miles of the cleanest river in the Blue Ridge System.  Undoubtedly the best part of our neighborhood!

Fontana Lake & Dam

Just minutes away with multiple public boat ramp accesses.

West of Bryson City, 30 miles of Lake concluding with a 480 ft Dam.

Nantahala River

Raft or Kayak white water Class II and III rapids, or enjoy some great trout fishing.

Deep Creek

Take a tube down Deep Creek in the GSMN Park

Hiking-Biking-Riding

Nothing says WNC like the woods!  Scenic views and waterfalls abound in the Appalachia, just waiting for you to seek them out!

Appalachian Trail (GA to MN)

Multiple trail heads in our area granting access to 2,160 mi long "AT"

Tsali (Fontana Lake Area)

Biking, Hiking, and Horseback Riding Trails wind through Forest Service land.

Great Smokey Mountains National Park

 which are accessible to the public for day trips a camping adventures.

Parks

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Established in 1934, Preserves 520,408 ac of land for future generations to enjoy.

Pisgah National Forest

Over half a million acres of preserved forest.

Includes the Cradle of Forestry a 6,500 acre and Forest Discovery Center.

Nantahala National Forest

Includes Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest (Robbinsville) 100 year old virgin forest.

Skyways

The Road To Nowhere

(Bryson City) A 6 mi scenic drive ending in a mile long tunnel, to the middle of the woods! Numerous trail heads originating here.

The Dragon's Tail

318 curves in 11 miles; America's number one motorcycle and sports car road!

Mountain Waters Scenic Byway

Cherohala Skyway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Golf:

Smoky Mountain Country

(Whittier)

Sequoyah National Golf

(Cherokee) 828-497-3000

Junaluska Driving Range

(Sylva) 828-454-0660

Franklin Golf Course

(Franklin) 828- 524-2288

Maggie Valley Resort & Country Club

828-926-6013

 

Cherokee Indian Reservation:

Home to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians

Unto These Hills

An outdoor drama depicting the life of local Native hero Tsali.

Oconaluftee Indian Village

Portrays the way of life for the Cherokee Indians over 225 years ago.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino

Try your luck at the tables and slots, have a nice dinner, or check out a concert.

Cherokee Indian Museum

Contains a unique collection of original artifacts

Museums

Mountain Farm and Museum (Cherokee)

Takes you back in time with it's early 1900's farmstead, with live demonstrations during summer.

Scottish Tartans Museum (Franklin)

The origins, history and development of clan tartans.

Wheels Through Time Museum (Maggie Valley)

A collection of over 250 antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles, plus a unique memorabilia collection.

640 Long Branch Rd.

Bryson City, NC 28713

longbranchestates@frontier.com

Cell: (828) 341-5451

Office: (828) 488-4916