Make Bryson City Part of Your 2016

The New Year is a time reflection, gratitude and making plans for what the coming months will hold. We plan to live better, eat better, exercise more, love more; the list goes on and on! This year, when you are making resolutions and setting goals for the coming months, why not include a trip to the […]

Local Artist Highlight – Drew Campbell

Since receiving his first Kodak Brownie camera for Christmas as a child, Drew Campbell has loved photography. He strives to find new ways to capture common subjects like the fall colors, a sunset on the ocean or new fallen snow in the mountains and the results are simply stunning. Drew’s love of nature and the Smoky […]

Come See the NRC Whitewater US Open at Nantahala Outdoor Center

On Saturday and Sunday, March 28th and 29th, Nantahala Outdoor Center will be hosting the Nantahala Racing Club Whitewater US Open Slalom and Wildwater Competition. During this event, elite paddlers, up-and-coming youth and junior athletes and even a few ambitious amateurs run a challenging slalom course through the Nantahala Falls in this southeastern classic hosted […]

Bryson City Voted Top Outdoor Town

Recently, Bryson City earned the Number 1 spot on Blue Ridge Magazine’s 2014 Top Towns Contest! 36 towns from Pennsylvania to Georgia were entered into the contest and our little town was voted as the Top Town for cool, outdoorsy fun! There is so much Bryson City has to offer – there is a little […]

Beautiful Fall Color in Bryson City

When planning an autumn trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, most people are concerned about when the peak of the color season will be. This is a difficult question to answer because the truth is, with the wide variety of trees, elevations and microclimates in the Smoky Mountains, our leaf season can last for weeks. In […]

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tap Takeover at Nanathala Brewing Company

If you are a beer afficianado, you will not want to miss the event happening tonight at the Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City!  You may have heard about Sierra Nevada Brewing’s new collaborative 12 pack, Beer Camp Across America, but it has quickly become a rare commodity on the shelves. Earlier this year Chico, […]

Bear Safety in the Mountains

Black bears are a big attraction here in the Smoky Mountains. They are beautiful and generally peaceful animals who would really rather avoid contact with humans. But make no mistake – they are wild animals and can severely injure or even kill a human! Unfortunately, many bears in our area have lost their natural fear of humans […]