Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Aerial of Maggie Valley
Aerial of Maggie Valley

Town of Maggie Valley is unusually situated as it is one of the highest valleys east of the Mississippi River, making its climate a true four season destination. At a base of 3200 feet in elevation with the surrounding mountains reaching above 5,000 feet, the valley boasts a climate that is typical of the northern new England states. Cool summers and snow in the winter make this southern town a choice destination for vacationers all year-round.

The town of Maggie Valley has been a destination since the turn of last century when folks escaped the heat of southern cities for the refreshing cool mountain air in the summers. The spectacular changing of leaves in the fall along the Blue Ridge parkway and the ability to make snow at Cataloohee for 3 or more months in the winter have rounded out the season for visitors. Winding through the town from its start up at Soco Gap, Jonathan Creek is a North Carolina Heritage Trout Water. Stocked with Rainbow Trout, the fishing is good as is the cool water to wade into.

MAGGIE VALLEY is at the southern terminus of the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. The parkway winds it’s way from here North all the way to Virginia and is truly one of the great touring routes in the country. Just past the end of the Parkway is the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the country. With hundreds of hiking trails including the Appalachian Trail, the park is best accessed by foot.

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