Things To Do

So, you've ran the Dragon 5 times today and it's only 10:00 am, now what are you gonna do?

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Things to Do

Here are some printable maps for some current and past MOTD drives
Day Drives: Here is a great compilation of Day Drives graciously donated by the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America .
Dillsboro, NC Dillsboro, NC: A quaint mountain town that offers a taste of small town America. Shop at a wide assortment of specialty & craft stores. Don't forget to try lunch at the Jarrett House
Approx. 1hr. 15min. drive from Robbinsville
PDF Directions
Fontana Dam Fontana Dam: Nice litte museum open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from May through November.

Approx. 8 min. drive Fontana Village
Joyce Kilmer Forest
Joyce Kilmer National Forest: A walk through Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is a journey back in time through a
magnificent forest with towering trees as old as 400 years. Some enormous yellow-poplars are over 20 feet in circumference and stand 100 feet tall.

Approx. 30min. drive from Robbinsville
Heinzelmannchen Brewery: Located in Historic Sylva NC. German-born brewermaster Dieter Kuhn is creating light and refreshing German beer made with wholesome grains and fresh hops.
Approx. 60 min drive from Fontana Village
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Train Ride Smoky Mountain Train ride: The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is truly spectacular with 53 miles of track, two tunnels and 25 bridges. Choose from a variety of round trip excursions departing from depots in Dillsboro and Bryson City.
Scenic Drive Smoky Mountain Scenic Drive: This trip was started by agraranger for the 2006 MOTD. It's a 140 mile drive of breathtaking road that take about 4 hrs. The original trip included a stop at Apple Valley Kitchen for lunch. Click on the picture for maps and details.
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Whitewater Rafting Whitewater Rafting: There are numerous rafting companies that will take you rafting on the Nantahala River out of Bryson City. For those with prior rafting experience & wanting more challenge try the Cheoah out of Robbinsville.  
Wildwater Rafting, Endless Adventures or  Nantahala Outdoor Center
Calaboose Winery Calaboose Cellars Winery: We are the smallest free-standing, complete winery in America located just up the river from the Smoky Mountain Expressway in far Western North Carolina. Open Saturdays
Cades Cove Cades Cove Loop:  An 11 mile road with a  wide array of historic buildings dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries is scattered through-out the cove. These include a grist mill, a variety of barns, three churches, and a
marvelous collection of log homes and outbuildings.
Cherohala Skyway Cherohala Skyway: This scenic road connects Robbinsville, North Carolina, with Tellico Plains, Tennessee. The Cherohala Skyway  provides you with a scenic drive through the eastern wildernesses of the state and gives you a glimpse of the past.
Marinas Marina & Boat Rentals: You can rent Boats, Jet Skis, Canoes and Kayaks on Fontana Lake and Boats & Jets Skis at Lake Santeetlah
Waterfalls Waterfalls: Their are  several waterfalls located in Graham County and several others nearby. Click on the waterfall picture to learn more.
Bike Rentals: Want to hit the trails by Bike. Then check out Bryson City Biclycles.
Kayak Touring: Endless River Adventures will lead you tours of Fontana, Cheoah or Calderwood Lakes
Canopy Tours (Ziplining): Two Companies to choose from: Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours and Wahoo Zipline Tours
Tuckaleechee Caverns
Tuckaleechee Caverns: Carved over tens of thousands of years in one of the earth's oldest mountain chains, Tuckaleechee Caverns at Townsend, Tenn., are known as the "Greatest Site Under the Smokies".                                  
Approx. 1hr. 45min. drive from Robbinsville

Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center: Located in the Stecoah Valley of Robbinsville. Helping to preserve the Appalachian mountain heritage with a onsite gallery store, music programs, old-time festivals, workshops and other events.

Approx. 20 mins. from Fontana

Alpine Coasters: Located in Pigeon Forge, TN. Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is the longest downhill ride in the USA, with over 1 mile of track
Verticle Wind Tunnel Verticle Wind Tunnel: Located in Waynesville, NC in the Appalachian Amusement Center. Experience the feel of skydiving without having to jump out of a plane. Outdoor Center

Approx. 1hr. 20min. drive from Robbinsville
Biltmore Estates Biltmore Estates: America's largest home boasts 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, bowling alley, priceless art & antiques. The Gardens are just as incredible & of course there is the Winery & Farm Village to see too.

Approx. 2hr. 20min drive from Robbinsville
Gatlingburg, TN Gatlinburg TN: Take a beautiful Drive thru the Smoky Mountains to get to Gatlinburg.Visit the many shops, Ripley's Believe It or Not, ride the Gatlinburg Sky Lift, play Hillbilly Golf. There's something for everyone to do.  

Approx. 2hr. 30min. drive from Robbinsville
Hiking Trails Hiking Trails in Graham County: 68% of Graham County is located within the boundaries of the Nantahala National Forest. This allows visitors the opportunity to hike in some of the most beautiful woodlands in the Eastern United States.There are over 40 trails varying in scenery, terrain, and degree of difficulty.
Wheesl Thru Time

Wheels Through Time: Home to the world's premier collection of rare American Vintage Motorycles.Tthis All-American motorcycle museum houses over 300 of America's rarest and most historic classic motorcycles.

Approx. 1hr. 10min. drive from Robbinsville

Oconaluftee Village Oconaluftee Village: Regular tours by Cherokee guides present history, crafts, early homes and mountain forest demonstrations of beadwork, pottery, blowguns, and much more in a beautiful forest setting. Open from 9:00 am until 5:30 pm daily, May 15th thru October 25th.          

Approx. 1hr. 10min. drive from Robbinsville
Sheffiled Mine Sheffield Mine: A genuine native Ruby and Sapphire Mine and so much more!!

Approx. 2 hr. drive from Robbinsville
Harrah's Casino Harrah's Casino: 24-hour casino fun, featuring 2,700 video gaming machines, three great restaurants, live entertainment, open 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.
 Approx. 1hr. 5min. drive from Robbinsville
Yellow Branch Farm and Pottery Yellow Branch Farm and Pottery:  Visit a local working Pottery Studio and Cheese Farm. Located in Robbinsville.

Phone: 828-479-6710
Appox. 25 min. from Downtown Robbinsville