Recreational activities with Tom Hopkins Fly Fishing WNC

Recreational Activities

Dillsboro, NC  has much to offer in the way of recreational activities and is central to some of the most beautiful recreational areas around!

This is where the Blue Ridge Mountains meet the Smokies, and is steps from the Tuckasegee River. The surrounding area has much to offer in the way of  recreational activities and we have put a list together of some of our favorites.

Take a mountain hike and visit a waterfall. Go kayaking and whitewater rafting. Relax and do some fly fishing in the rivers, ride a horse or play a round of golf. Or simply sit back, take your shoes off and enjoy the beauty of Appalachia.

An hour’s drive will take you to three outstanding rivers, southwest to the Ocoee River,  due south to the Chattooga River, and to the east is the French Broad River. Looking for something closer? A half hour west of the Dillsboro Inn sits the Nantahala River.

Looking for something to do with the kids? Check out our Family Friendly Activities page!

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Arrowmont Stables
Horseback riding
Cullowhee, NC

Smokemont Riding Stables
Horseback riding
Cherokee, NC

Shining Rock Wilderness Area
Hiking
Haywood County, NC

Judaculla Rock
Historic Site
Tuckasegee, NC

Blue Ridge Mountains
Outdoor activities, hiking, picnicking

Blue Ridge Parkway
Scenic drive, hiking, picnicking

Great Smoky Mountains Association
Outdoor activities, scenic drive, hiking, picnicking

Sequoyah National Golf Club
Public golf course
Cherokee, NC

Lake Junaluska Golf Course
Public golf course
Lake Junaluska, NC

Maggie Valley Club and Resort
Public golf course
Maggie Valley, NC

Smoky Mountain Country Club – Whittier Golf
Public golf course
Whittier, NC

Dillsboro River Company
Whitewater rafting
Dillsbobro, NC

Nantahala Outdoor Center
Outdoor activities, white water rafting, zip line
Bryson City, NC

Navitat Canopy Adventures
Outdoor activities, zip line
Asheville, NC

PaddleFish Kayaking
Kayaking tours
Bryson City, NC

Surf Blue Ridge
Stand up paddle boarding
Blue Ridge, GA

Tuckasegee Outfitters
Whitewater Rafting, Tubing, Kayaking and more on the Tuckaseegee River
Whittier, NC

Panthertown Valley
Outdoor activities, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, swimming
Cashiers, NC

Mountain Farm Museum
Educational historic museum
Cherokee, NC

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
Education center
Pisgah Forest, NC

Smokey Mountain Trains  Museum
Scenic Model Railroad Museum
Bryson City, NC

Tsali Recreation Area
Outdoor activities, mountain biking, hiking
Cherokee, NC

Fontana Lake
Boating, hiking, fishing, picnicking, swimming
Fontana Dam Visitor Center is located off N.C. Highway 28
near the Tennessee/North Carolina state line

Deal’s Gap
Scenic drive for motorcycles, sports cars
Deal’s Gap. NC

Kayakers on the Tuckasegee River, recreational activities at the Dillsboro Inn.
Kayakers on the Tuckasegee River

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