Swain County, North Carolina Vacations (NC)

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Home of the Nantahala River

If the great outdoors turns you on, look no further for a romantic getaway destination? There's plenty to do in Swain County, home to much of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Bryson City has been named America's third-best "whitewater paddling town" in the book "101 Best Outdoor Towns". Fontana Lake, with the nation's highest dam east of the Rockies, and the Appalachian Trail further compliment the outdoors atmosphere.

What's more, there are cascading trout streams, plenty of hiking & biking trails, and awesome long-range mountain views. The southern leg of the Blue Ridge Parkway and what's known as the curvy "Tail of the Dragon" at Deal's Gap are a unique touring trip.

Three crystal clear waterfalls at Deep Creek make for a great afternoon stroll. Combine all these activities with the rich cultural heritage of the Cherokee and you'll return home refreshed!

For more information on this mountain county, go to the Swain County Chamber of Commerce.