Things to Do in and Around Dillsboro, NC

Things to Do in and Around Dillsboro, NC

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.

Things To Do in Dillsboro, NC

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Carolina Trout Guides
Sylva, NC 28779

Smoky Mountain River Adventures
5036 US-74
Whittier, NC 28789

Tuckaseegee Outfitters
4909 US-74
Whittier, NC 28789

AB's Fly FIshing Guide Service
Dillard Road
Sylva, NC 28779

828 Escape
321 Jackson Plaza
Sylva, NC 28779

WCU Fine Art Museum
199 Centennial Dr
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Tuckasegee River Greenway Biking
342 Old Cullowhee Road
Sylva, NC 28779

Dream Catchers Fishing Supply
21 Steeple Road
Sylva, NC 28779

Fire Mountain Trails
564 Tsali Boulevard
Cherokee, NC 28719

Kids Bike Park at Tuck Greenway
342 Old Cullowhee Road
Sylva, NC 28779

Western Carolina University Trail System
NCCAT Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Mountain Heritage Center
176 Central Drive, WCU
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Tuckasegee Fly Shop
500 West Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779

Sequoyah National Golf Club
79 Cahons Road
Whittier, NC 28789

Blue Chip Fly Fishing
570 Ridgetop Circle
Whittier, NC 28789

Dillsboro River Company
18 Macktown Road
Sylva, NC 28779

Historic Jackson County Courthouse & Library
310 Keener Street
Sylva, NC 28779

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