Things are heating up here in Maggie Valley, and we aren’t just talking about the weather. Slather on the sunscreen and embrace the great outdoors with our exhilarating outdoor adventures and events. Shop for the perfect summer treasure or trendy outfit 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.
Dip into adventure
There are so many places to escape the summer heat here in Maggie. If you’re an aquaphile, then we’ve got options to make your trip a splash. Feel the cooling mist of Soco Falls, which is just a short 1.5-mile hike off the parkway. Try casting a line in the Mountain Heritage Trout Waters and see who can catch the bigger fish. Not looking to go far for some refreshingly good fun? Cool off right outside the comfort of your accommodations at one of our hotels, motels, and b&bs with a pool. Or check out a creekside stay to have the babbling Johnathan Creek just steps from your overnight stay.
Shop the Smokies
All along the bustling Soco Road, you will find 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. This unique spot is owned by internationally recognized speed carver, Mountain Mike. For more one-of-a-kind treasures, stop into Crafted in Carolina or Different Drummer Pottery. All that shopping can work up a serious appetite. Visit our local restaurants to see what delicious dishes our culinary masterminds are cooking up. Your stomach will thank you for coming to Maggie Valley.
Choose the scenic route
If you like to ride with your windows down, jamming to your favorite songs while enjoying mountain views, 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.
Discover our local landmarks
Being nestled in the heart of the North Carolina Smokies has its perks. There are so many gorgeous spots to spend your sunny summer days. Hike to Waterrock Knob for a breathtaking mountain view, or if you’re a more advanced hiker, Blackrock Mountain might be right up your alley. You didn’t think all of 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.
If you’re looking for the ultimate summer vacation destination, look no further. Here in Maggie Valley, we are thrilled to welcome travelers near and far and show them why this place is a little slice of heaven. We know that summer is all about enjoying the warm sunny days, so get out here and let yourself run wild.