The area around Mountain Top offers a wide range of things to do.  Everything from tranquil hot air balloon flights to invigorating zip line tours through the tree tops

Outdoor Adventures

  • Horseback riding - more
  • Hiking - more
  • Fishing - more
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  • White water rafting - more
  • Body flying at the Appalachian Amusement Center in a state of the art vertical wind tunnel. Only 8 miles away - more
  • Mountain biking - more
  • Zip lines - more
  • Hot air ballooning - more
  • Golf - more
  • Waterfalls - more
  • River tubing - more
  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad - with a depot located in Sylva, Bryson City, and Andrews they offer steam engine rides lasting from 2 1/2 to 7 hours - more
  • Jewel mine - The Old Pressley Mine is one of the oldest operating mines in western North Carolina. Made famous by the discovery of the 1445-carat "Star of the Carolinas". The mine contains abundant quantities of minerals and sapphires -more

National Parks

  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park - The Greak Smoky Mountains 520,000 acres are protected under a national park status, preserving its woodland mountain treasures for all the generations to come - more
  • Blue Ridge Parkway - more
  • The Nantahala National Forest and the Pisgah National Forest
  • Nature center - THe WNC Nature Center is a living museum of plants and animals native to the sourthern Applalachian region. Located in Ashville - more

Nearby Appalachian Towns

  • Historic downtown Waynesville - Shopping and eating, only 11 miles away - more
  • Maggie Valley - The northeastern region of the national park reaches directly into Haywood County's northwestern corner above Maggie Valley - more
  • Cherokee - The headquarters for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Cherokee is also a main entrance to the Great Smoky National Park - more
  • Ashville - Our closest city (about 45 minutes drive from MTE). Ashville has a friendly atmosphere, wealth of your-round outdoor activities, rich history, and lively local arts and music scene - more
  • Dillsboro - Downtown Dillsboro is lined with quaint shops and also houses a depot for the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad - more


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Art and History

  • Art Galleries - more
  • Local historically preserved sites - more
  • Biltmore House - more