Time to turn things up this summer in Maggie Valley. Slather on the SPF and embrace the scenery with our exhilarating outdoor adventures and events. Looking to explore in style? Shop the hottest summer trends at our specialty stores and boutiques. Whether you prefer the comfort of AC or the cool mountain breeze, Maggie Valley has it all. Check out these 4 ways to spend your summer where the elevation is high and stress is low.
1. DIVE INTO REFRESHING ADVENTURES
If you’re a water-lover then we’ve got a few ways to make your trip a splash. Experience the refreshing mist of Soco Falls, which is just a short 1.5-mile hike off the parkway. Cast a line in the Mountain Heritage Trout Waters to see who can secure the biggest catch. If you want to cool off conveniently, book your stay at one of our hotels, motels, or b&bs with a pool. Lastly, to keep the fun flowing, enjoy a creekside stay along the tranquil Johnathan Creek.
2. SHOP THE HOTTEST TRENDS
On Soco Road, there’s no shortage of charming stores and tasty eateries. Spend your day finding the perfect gifts or a handmade piece for your home. Check out Mountain Mike’s Whetstone Wood Works for rustic furniture and custom wood carvings. For more one-of-a-kind treats and treasures, stop into the Wild Market or Different Drummer Pottery. After working up a serious appetite, stop into our local restaurants to see what delicious dishes our culinary masterminds are cooking up. Maggie Valley is your destination to get your fill—or get full!
3. TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE
Does your ideal day include a scenic drive, windows down, jamming to your favorite tunes? If so, the Blue Ridge Parkway is for you. With 469 miles of “let’s cruise,” you and your travel companions will be entranced by the beauty of the Smokies. There are several overlooks where you can take a pitstop for a photo op!
4. DISCOVER OUR LOCAL LANDMARKS
Summer in the NC Smokies has its perks. Enjoy a sunny hike to Waterrock Knob for breathtaking mountain views, or if you’re a more advanced hiker, Blackrock Mountain might be your cup of tea. You didn’t think all our landmarks were just places, did you? The Cataloochee Valley is home to our favorite herd of antlered friends. Stop by for some elk watching to catch a glimpse (or a few pictures) of these majestic creatures. The Cataloochee Valley is also an excellent place for a scenic summer picnic.
This list might be small, but it sure is mighty. Consider your summers well spent when you visit Maggie Valley. We are thrilled to welcome travelers near and far and show them why this place is a little slice of heaven. Summer is all about enjoying the warm sunny days, so get out here and let yourself run wild.