The Top 7 Things to Do Near Maggie Valley

It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit Maggie Valley, there is always something to do that will leave you feeling inspired and refreshed. In fact, there are just as many winter activities in Maggie Valley as there are summer ones.

Here are the top 7 things you must do if visiting Maggie Valley and the surrounding area:

  1. The Smoky Mountains

It would be rude to visit this area and not appreciate the beauty and splendor of this mountain range. It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit, you’ll be able to hike into the mountains in search of wildlife, waterfalls, and other natural attractions.

  1. Wheels Through Time

If you want something a little different you should check out the Wheels Through Time Museum; it’s home to over 300 vintage motorcycles and has a selection of motorcycle related memorabilia.

You don’t have to be mad on motorbikes to be fascinated and amazed by this museum. 

  1. Ghost Town In The Sky

If you’re ready to blow off a little steam then check out this amusement park which has the usual array of rides. You’ll also experience a reenactment of a Wild West gunfight and the traditional dancing of yesterday; you can even join in!

  1. Cataloochee Ski Resort

Visit this resort in the winter for some top quality skiing experiences. But you don’t need to be an expert to visit. There are dedicated areas for lessons and you can even try your hand at tubing!

  1. Waterrock Knob

This is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. In fact, it is only 18 miles from the end of the route. When you park in the designated area you’ll be 5,719 feet above sea level and be able to enjoy some of the most impressive mountain views in the world.

A short 1.2-mile hike will take you to the summit, although you should be aware that this is a steep climb. You’ll then find the spring that flows over the Waterrock; hence the name. Grab a cool drink and sit and enjoy the sunrise, or sunset.

  1. Soco Falls

When you’re planning your trip to the local town of Cherokee to experience life the Indian way, don’t forget to stop at this impressive waterfall located 5 miles from Maggie Valley and just 10 miles from Cherokee.

It’s actually a double waterfall, the taller of which is 120 feet and both are visible within a 5-minute walk from the car.

  1. Elevated Mountain Distilling Co.

Number 7 on the list, but certainly not the only other attraction in this area, is the Elevated Mountain Distilling Co. This is where Whiskey and other spirits are made, and you can learn about the process while indulging in some sampling.

The processes used today are the same as those used hundreds of years ago; this time-honored distillation process is why the spirits made here have such a unique flavor.

You don’t need to be a lover of spirits to appreciate the quality of these spirits!


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