Picture this: babbling creeks, rushing waterfalls, winding trails, and mesmerizing mountain views. All of this can be your reality! Capture the beauty of Maggie Valley and the NC Smokies at any season. Whether you are looking for some mountain getaway inspiration or a place to host your next photoshoot, let this be your guide to the stunning scenery.
Lush forests and fragrant wildflower blooms can be found this time of year in Maggie. While you’re visiting, take in some spring activities. Explore the outdoors with a hike to Waterrock Knob or trot over to the Cataloochee Valley to see adorable elk calves in the spring. Stop by BearWaters Brewing Co. to sip and sit creekside in the cool spring air or brush up on your golf game at the Maggie Valley Club and Resort. Need an activity for your Spring Break crew? Stop by Maggie Valley Puzzle Rooms to crack the code to a vacation of sensational suspense.
The summer truly brings the heat in more ways than one. Summer is a busy time for festivals and shows at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. For family fun right along Soco Road, take a swing at Fantasy Mini Golf & Game Room or sift for gold at the Maggie Valley Rock Shop & Gem Mine. Adults, treat your crew to a wine tasting at B&C Winery or a “Sip & Dip” painting class. This is also a popular time for Bikers to cool off with a ride through the Blue Ridge Parkway. Another way to beat the heat is casting a line along Jonathan Creek for fishing and fun.
As the leaves begin to change, so do the opportunities for fun in Maggie. This time of year brings fall craft shows and outdoor festivals to enjoy the cool outdoors. Warm the soul with a trip to Elevated Mountain Distilling Company to taste moonshine in as many flavors as there are colored leaves. Looking for a scenic leaf-peeping hike? Visit Soco Falls to capture the perfect seasonal phone background. Fall also marks the elk’s mating season called “The Rut” where you can hear a symphony of bugles in the Cataloochee Valley.
With a fresh blanket of snow, Maggie Valley truly comes to life. Race the slopes of Cataloochee Ski Area and Tube World. Take in some holiday shopping along Soco Road to fill your bags with handmade treasures and sweet treats. While you’re stomping around, be on the lookout for the hand-painted skis sprinkled along your path. This scavenger hunt was created by the Chamber of Commerce to show off the creativity of volunteers in the community. This is also a great time of year for winter hiking and spotting rare species of birds.
This town is truly a “breath of fresh air,” no matter the season. Start planning your trip to experience Maggie Valley in the Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter—just be sure to dress accordingly! Unless you are taking a spontaneous vacation or a day trip, we suggest booking in advance because accommodations may fill up fast! We have an array of options when it comes to finding a cozy place to stay that will make you feel right at home. Want to have your pictures featured like this? Tag us using #VisitMaggieValley or @VisitNCSmokies.