Maggie Valley is a cozy little town nestled in the beautiful North Carolina Smoky Mountains. At first glance, Maggie Valley appears to be a sleepy little setting for those who want nothing more than to unplug the phone and just get away from it all! It is an oasis of peace and quiet relaxation. But don’t let your first glance fool you…. It is also home to many great outdoor adventures such as white water rafting, hiking, skiing, fishing and sight seeing of some of the most breathtaking mountain views in the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you are looking for a great outdoor adventure in the wilderness, a romantic getaway, or just some quite time to be relax and rejuvenate, Maggie Valley is surely the place for you.
Here are some of the most popular things to do and places to see during your Maggie Valley visit:
EXPLORE THE SMOKIES
One of the best things that you can do in Maggie valley North Carolina is experience the incredible natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. It is the perfect place to sight-see, hike, and reconnect with nature. Take a relaxing drive down one of the many scenic drives or wander off alone into the Blue Ridge Parkway, the heritage Scenic byway, or the Cataloochie Valley for a truly memorable time.
The Cataloochie Ranch is a perfect place to go horseback riding! Saddle up and take a refreshing ride or just enjoy some quality family time in the beautiful mountain surroundings.
During the winter season, great snow skiing, snow boarding, and snow tubing can all be found at the Cataloochee Ski Area. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished snow sport enthusiast, a good time of outdoor fun awaits you here!
If your passion is fishing, you are in luck! Fishing is one of the most loved activities in North Carolina. The mountain rivers make fishing very accessible. You will find an abundance of rainbow trout, brook, and bass in the cool mountain streams. Fly-fishing in the Pigeon River is a must do activity for all the anglers who visit this particular area. Many people find the stunning array of plant and animal life provides the perfect backdrop for the fun filled day of fly-fishing.
Whitewater rafting in Maggie Valley is an action-packed adventure! Rafting usually takes place in one of the three remarkable rivers in North Carolina. These are the Nantahala River, Cheoah River and Ocoee River. Nantahala Gorge is considered to be the main center for whitewater rafting, kayaking and paddling. Be prepared for an intense action experience with your wild adventure of whitewater rafting! The best time for these water sports is during the summer months. Another thrilling rafting spot to consider is located on the French Broad River. This is the closest river to Ashville and also has the added attraction of a zip-liner! So many adventures to choose from all in close proximity to Creekside Lodge in Maggie Valley.
Motorcycle riders are in heaven when they come to Maggie Valley! The beautiful scenic drives make North Carolina the motorcycle lover’s perfect dream destination. The beautiful Water Falls Ride is a biker’s favorite! The 175-mile stretch is perfect for a full day’s journey and offers one of the best views of the mountain scenery and lapping rivers! Views along The Blue Ridge Parkway have been described by bikers as “magical” and “mind blowing!”
Miniature golf is always a favorite activity in Maggie Valley. Fantasy Golf and Game Room is an 18 hole masterful course that has waterfalls, lighthouse, and some beautiful mountain views. It is a great activity for adults and children alike.
Wheels Through Time Museum is a great place to explore motorcycle history. Founded in 1993, the museum is home to one of the most premier collection of vintage rare American motorcycles. It provides an insightful glimpse into America’s vast collection and history of classic rare motorcycles. At present over 30 Marques are displayed. These include Harley Davidson, Henderson, and Excelsior.
Maggie Valley Rock Shop is another interesting stop to make to view some of the local gem mining creations. You never know what beautiful mementos you may discover here!
Ghost Town In the Sky is a western themed theme park that is located on the top of the Buck Mountains. It was built in the 1960’s and has recently been renovated and upgraded to bring fun and excitement to all ages.
Thousands of miles of streams and trails make the North Carolina a breathtaking place to hike. No matter what the season, hiking here is a rewarding experience. Hemphill Bald is a long 13.6-mile long loop trail that provides views that are breathtaking. The end result is worth every drop of sweat that you’ve spent!
These are just a few of the fun-filled things that await you in Maggie Valley and the surrounding area. Make your visit a wonderful experience by choosing the friendly, comfortable atmosphere of Creekside Lodge to be your home base. Enjoy quiet, creekside relaxation after a day full of adventure!