What? You’ve Never Been to the North Carolina Smoky Mountains?

Oh wow – you are going to LOVE it here!

We live here every day – and we’ve learned a few things that we are happy to share.

Things to do in the NC Smokies

Tubing: Tubing in the Area
Fly Fishing:  Trout Capital Fly Fishing Trail
Mountain Biking: Tsali Recreation Area
Train Trips:  Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park
More Smokies Park Resources

Restaurants With Good Eats

Cork and Bean – Bryson City, NC
Lulu’s On Main – Sylva, NC
BRIO Tuscan Grille, Harrahs – Cherokee, NC

Lodging Ideas

Highfield Cabins Smoky Mountain River Adventure rafting discount included with cabin reservation!


Area campgrounds
Smoky Mountain Meadows 
Moonshine Creek Campground

Best Place to See the Sunset in the NC Smokies

Clingmans’ Dome: Take exit 74 off of Highway 74/23 onto Highway 441 into Cherokee. Follow the signs for Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Keep going in the park and climb up, up to Newfound Gap. Turn left at Newfound Gap onto the road to Clingman’s Dome. It’s another 7 miles to the end of this road, and you won’t be disappointed at the tremendous views before you! Picnic right there in the parking lot at the edge overlooking the mountains and Fontana Lake. Oh yeah! (Note: Clingman’s Dome is on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, as GSMNP straddles both states.)


Jackson County, North Carolina:
No matter what your idea of adventure is. All you have to do is jump right in.