It is Springtime in the Smokies

Bryson City local artist

Dogwood : photograph courtesy of local artist Drew Campbell

After a long, cold Winter, Spring will soon arrive in Bryson City! Already we are seeing bright yellow, white and purple hues as the Spring ephemerals start popping up. Soon, the trees will start to blossom as well. The streams and rivers are running high, luring boaters and fishermen to the area. Seasonal businesses are opening back up and soon, summer will be upon us!

Did you know there are about 1,500 species of native flowering trees, shrubs and plants in the Smoky Mountains? Many people come each year to photograph, paint, draw or just see the beautiful springtime colors of the Smoky Mountains. Our native flora can best be seen from a mountain trail but if hiking isn’t your thing, you can take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway or take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Take a look at this Wildflower Blooming Calendar to see what’s blooming and book a Watershed Cabin so you can see Springtime in the Smokies for yourself!

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