Visited two Cities in early July, Bryson City and Highlands (town).
Bryson City is a small town in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. The main terminal for the Smoky Mountain Railroad is located in Bryson City. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains, streams, waterfalls, and lakes. It's wonderful location offers a wide range of outdoor activities from trails for hiking, walking, biking. Lakes for fishing and swimming. Many great places for camping and hunting. Located near the Natahala River and Deep Creek for rafting, kayaking and tubing. With breathtaking views and endless activities Bryson City is the perfect small town getaway, nestled in the beautiful Western North Carolina mountains. Bryson City, North Carolina has a great 4th of July festival in downtown (see following Pictures). This is followed by an excellant fire works.
We also took a ride up to the Highlands, North Carolina. Highlands is one of the highest towns east of the Mississippi River, with an elevation at 4,118 feet. It's also located in one of the few temperate rainforests in North America. While this mountain resort town along scenic drive Highway 64 only has a year-round population of 3,200, it swells to over 18,000 in the summer. Check out the waterfalls along the way.