Other points of interest. Great Smokey Mountain National Park Map Bryson City accesses Deep Creek Camp ground a very beautiful part of the park with water falls and trails into the heart of the park. Not far from Bryson is Newfound Gap (5046 ft) on the road to Gatlinburg, TN. You can accesses the Applachian trail at Newfound Gap. You can quickly get over 6000ft on the trail. Some of the highest spots east of the Mississippi. Probably the premier spot in the park is Cades Cove, a very isolated area keep much as it was in the 1800's. This area is restricted at certain times to bicycle only. The access roads to this area can be dangerous, use caution.
This National Park ranks with the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone for number of visitors, a lot of people.
Our Tennessee/North Caroline experience was very friendly. Have fun, I believe there is a model railroad museum of sorts in Bryson City N.C.
Tennessee on the Applachian trail, Charlie's Bunion.
North Carolina at Newfound Gap