- The list below includes 58 free or cheap things to do in or near Hayesville, North Carolina, including 66 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Parks, Horseback Riding and Rafting.
- From Chatuge Dam & Recreation Area to Jackrabbit Mountain Bike & Hiking Trails, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Hayesville and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Helen, Blairsville, Murphy and Hiawassee.
73% 1858 votes
226 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
Train enthusiasts love the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, a 'living museum' of functioning passenger trains from a bygone era. Visitors may choose from a variety of fun ride packages, and families with children should not miss their chance to ride the 'Polar Express.'
A fun activity for all ages, everyone is welcome to try gem hunting at the Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine. An educated and knowledgeable staff will further assist with stone identification as well as cutting, cleaning and shining any discovered treasure.
Designed for use by all types of outdoorsmen, Tsali Recreation Area provides several trails for horseback riding, bike riding, walking or hiking. With beautiful views, this picturesque park further offers a boat ramp and camping grounds for added enjoyment.
97% 67 votes
226 Everett Street, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Depot, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
Wildwater Nantahala Raft & Rail - Private Trips offers opportunities for inexperienced and experienced rafters to spend all day on the water in a new, fun, and adrenaline pumping environment.
The over 21 crowd will enjoy a visit to Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City. Along with a taproom where their distinct beers can be tasted, special events such as musical concerts are often hosted at this venue.
75% 8 votes
59 Depot Street, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
Offering guided kayak tours, PaddleFish Kayaking - Private Day Trips, takes paddlers on an exploration of Lake Fontana and the Great Smoky Mountain in western North Carolina. Tours range from three hours for beginners to three days for serious paddlers.
83% 219 votes
100 Greenlee St, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
The collection of model trains at the Smokey Mountain Trains Museum dates back to 1918. There are actually two model railroad layouts with 7,000 Lionel engines, cars, and accessories in addition to a children's activity center and toy shop.
Opened in 2011, Soque Artworks is a local art gallery that displays a large number of creative works. The gallery features works from over 100 regional artists, including painting, pottery, and photography creations.