This longtime artisan community has been a tourist destination since the late 1800s, offering a unique artsy community with plenty of mountain charm. In Dillsboro, you can enjoy a variety of things to do and see including riverfront shops, restaurants, art, pottery, galleries, fun festivals, and even excursions on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.
Dillsboro is known for its artistic roots, so you’ll want to explore the century-old Riverwood Shops, which showcase Appalachian handmade crafts. A must-stop is Dogwood Crafters where you can see work from over 100 artisans in the region.
Dillsboro is also an ideal home base for mountain adventure including whitewater rafting, hiking, waterfalls, fly fishing, scenic drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and more! A short distance away are bike trails in Cullowhee, as well as performances at Western Carolina University.
The town is only a short trip from Cashiers and also close to Cherokee, Sylva, and Bryson City. Asheville is just under an hour away.