All aboard for a historic and scenic journey through the majestic mountains and colorful countryside of Western North Carolina; over a sprawling lake, past rushing rivers, through a deep mountain gorge and into dark mountain tunnels. The railroad operates year-round, with schedules varying seasonally. All trains depart Bryson City.
SOUTH -The Smoky Mountains: Head to East Tennessee if you're in the mood for The Great Smokies, bluegrass, and country kitsch. Hike Mount Lecont and rest your toes at Leconte Lodge. Take a spin around Dollywood during the day (your visit earns you life long music street cred) for some rides and bluegrass music a plenty. Sleep in a log cabin at night. Splurge at Blackberry Farm.