Seasonal Bryson City Attractions


extremely colorful sunrise and landscape over Darnell Farms in Bryson CIty NC

Darnell Farms

The farm offers fresh organic produce, hosts local festivals, and is a great spot to drop in a tube and float to downtown Bryson City.


apple orchard at Barbers Orchard in Waynesville NC

Barber’s Orchard

Fresh Apples from the orchard near Waynesville, NC. This place has amazing jams, jellies, pastries, fresh fruits; and the best for last fresh Apple Cider Donuts!

Elk Viewing

LArge male Elk crossing the road at Kituwah Field in Bryson City NC

Mountain Farm Musuem

Elk Viewing

a group of elk having breakfast in a field near Bryson City NC

Kituah Fields


large driftwood log with a usually submerged bridge at the upper end of Fontana Lake

Walk Fontana Lake Bed

One of our favorite things to do every year is walk the Fontana Lake Bed. The lake itself is drained about eighty feet every year and creates a great place to walk along the Tuckasegee River! Check out more details and photos on our blog "Exploring the Font Lakebed"


several people on inner tubes floating down Deep Creek


One of the more popular things to do in the Summer is tubing. Kids and adults alike can be seen floating down the cool mountain waters in Deep Creek or the Oconaluftee River in Cherokee. There are several places to rent tubes at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance to Deep Creek as well as Smoky Mountain Tube and Raft in Cherokee.