The World Famous Nantahala Outdoor Center and Nantahala Gorge by Sarah Whitener
Traveling to the Smokies? If you are looking for things to do in Bryson City, NC the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) offers fun for adventurers of all ages. It is conveniently located only a scenic 20 mile drive from town. Guests can also make their way to NOC by train on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad(link). Founded in 1972 the NOC headquarters are positioned at the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Nantahala River. The 500 acre adventure center provides a variety of outdoor activities, shopping, and dining.