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Deep Creek Trails - An Easy Walk to Enjoy the
Beauty of Three Rushing Waterfalls
An unusually wet spring has brought plenty of water to our creeks and rivers.
This is good news for you waterfall lovers and also those who love tubing the "whitewater" of Deep Creek.
HIking is free and renting a tube for the whole day is only $3, so you've got no excuse to get out and enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just outside Bryson City.
This is fun for all ages including little kids who can spend hours just splashing around in the water, or tubing the lazier section of Deep Creek below the fast water area.
Have a shady picnic lunch before you head out on the trails. Whether you are walking, biking or riding your own horse, you'll have a stress-free, relaxing time by the creek.
Download a printable PDF map of the Deep Creek trails and waterfalls.
THE PARK'S QUARTERLY NEWS
Smokies Guide Now Available Online
Most visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have picked up a copy of the 16-page quarterly Smokies Guide at a visitors center. And now you can read it online before your visit to the Smokies.
88 page BOOKLET
Vacation Guides Available
To order your copy of the 88-page Great Smokies Vacation Planner, click here.
It's a great reference guide to events, places to stay and dine, and things to do... right here in the Smokies.
Nantahala Gorge to Host 2013 World Championships
Up to 300 paddlers from forty-plus countries and spectators in the thousands will flock to the Nantahala Gorge, September 2-8 for the 2013 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships
If you're entertained by the spins, flips, turns and tricks of freestyle snowboarders, surfers and skaters, or the half-pipe freestyle event in skateboarding, you'll love freestyle kayaking. It's the X-Games for whitewater.
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Things To Do in the Smokies
Upcoming Events in the North Carolina Smokies
Printable Event Schedule (pdf)
Music in the Mountains free summer concert series this Saturday featuring The Lonesome Sound at the Train Depot in Bryson City. More info
BBQ & Brews Dinner Train - June 22 & 29 featuring local breweries. More info
Farmers Market - Fridays, 9 am - 1 pm. Behind the old courthouse on Main Street. More info
Ghost Walk around Bryson City, 8 pm, Fridays & Saturdays. Meet at Storytelling Center. on Everett Street. More info
VOTE FOR THE SMOKIES
Virtual Tourist (owned by Trip Advisor) is having a contest to determine the "8th Wonder of the World," and we've nominated our own Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Voting runs through September 3 and you can vote once per day. The landmark with the most votes will be deemed the winner, be featured in a national TV segment and receive a major PR push from VirtualTourist.com.
We know the Smokies are great - now let's let the world know!
Rainy Day? There's still plenty to do in the Smokies. For some suggestions, click here (pdf)
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Men's Journal magazine featured Bryson City as a "Top Ten Best Summer Mountain Town" in it's Annual Adventure issue. Keeping company with Taos, NM; Crested Butte, CO; Ketchum, ID and Park City, UT; Bryson was the only Southeastern town on the list. Nice mentions of Soda Pops, Freight Hoppers, NOC, and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.
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