Bike Weekend in Maggie Valley is in September. Thunder in the Smokies Rally was held from Sept 9 thru 12. The wife and I made a day trip on Saturday. Maggie Valley is about 45 miles on Route 74 east of the Dragon. On the way to Maggie Valley we made a stop at Uncle Bills Fleemarket.
Next stop Waynesville, a small town adjacent to Maggie Valley. Has a nice down town area and several Micro Brews. Frog Level Brewing Company in Waynesville is the perfect rest spot. The Brewery is built up against a small brook.
Thunder in the Smokies in Maggie Valley. Bands, beer, venders, games, and more.
Drove by the Wheels through time Museum. No time to enter the Museum, but I was told later, that Dale Walker founder and curator died Feb 3rd after a 4 year battle with cancer. He will be missed. His kids are taking over the Museum. I am told that the kids have made many changes to the Musiem so even if you have visited it before, it's worth a visit.
Next stop Bearwater Brewery, a brewery in Maggie Valley. Another Brewery built up against a small brook. Big prezels!!!
Next stop Salty Dogs in Maggie Valley. Wings and Beer!!! Love this place. They make their dressings, Wings are great, seafood and a full bar. Thought they would have the outdoor coral bar open but the waitresses indicated they did not have enough workers. We had to be patient, service was slow everywhere. All business were hurting for employees. All the buisnesses we passed were advertising for workers. Maybe things will get back to normal since the added Goverment unemployment has ended.
Here is the outdoor bar at Salty Dogs from last year.
Thunder in the Smokies Rally is done during the spring, summer and fall in Maggie Valley. For more information click on the following link:
No pictures of North Carolina would be complete with out pictures of the waterfalls. These are on the road to the Highlands. Click on the following link: