Spring In Cherokee

The Best Spring Time Indoor Activities

Enjoy the beauty and wonders of nature, all in historic Cherokee, North Carolina. Whether you’re stepping out of the winter chill or looking to start your first adventure of the season, Cherokee has all the amazing springtime outdoor and indoor activities to keep you on your toes.

Museum of the Cherokee People

Kick off your summertime journey at the Museum of the Cherokee People, an immersive destination where history and culture spring to life. Engage with our Atsila Anotasgi Cultural Specialists, who will lead you through the rich traditions of the Cherokee, featuring enthralling storytelling, intricate finger-weaving, and masterful wood carving.

Don’t forget to carry a piece of Cherokee history and culture home with you from our Museum Store. Explore a diverse selection of books, home goods, accessories, and clothing items from Native brands, all lovingly crafted by our skilled Cherokee artisans.

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Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Inc.

Delve into the enchanting intricacies of Cherokee handcrafted creations while immersing yourself in the personal narratives shared by each artist.

At Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Inc., we infuse history and culture into our extensive array of timeless, handmade crafts, all available for purchase from our local artisans. Step into our distinctive gallery and shopping experience, where you’ll discover a curated selection of pieces meticulously designed and crafted by over 350 Cherokee artisan members.

Explore the Great Outdoors in Spring

Experience nature like never before. Springtime in Cherokee is the ultimate season for immersing yourself in the natural beauty and wonder of the surrounding areas, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Find your outdoor adventure today.


Fire Mountain Trails

Set out and explore our beloved Fire Mountain Trails, a multiuse trail system designed for all kinds of adventure lovers. Bike, hike, or run through the 11-mile network and experience the many beautiful attractions along the way.

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“Unto These Hills” Outdoor Drama

Experience the gripping story of the Cherokee people’s journey through adversity, resilience, and triumph. This outdoor drama brings to life the struggles and triumphs of the Cherokee Nation, set against the stunning backdrop of the Smoky Mountains.

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Oconaluftee Indian Village

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the living history of the Cherokee people at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Explore recreated 18th-century dwellings, interact with skilled artisans, and learn about traditional crafts, customs, and daily life.

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Enjoy a picturesque summer morning by delving into the 30 miles of stunning streams in Cherokee. Engage in trout fishing, where you’ll find an array of species, including rainbow, brook, golden, and brown trout.

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Sequoyah National Golf Club

Tee off amidst breathtaking mountain scenery at the Sequoyah National Golf Club. This championship golf course offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for golfers of all abilities, set within the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains.


Cherokee Bears

Be a part of the Cherokee Bears initiative, a remarkable project aimed at highlighting the exquisite Cherokee artistry. Commencing in 2005, the Bears Project was conceived to amplify the voices of the numerous skilled artists residing within the Qualla Boundary.

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Cherokee Bonfire

Spend the night gathered around the Cherokee Bonfire, listening to untold stories of the past. Filled with drama, adventure, and tragedy, stories told around the Cherokee Campfire have to be experienced in person to be truly understood.

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Whether you crave the challenge of rugged backcountry trails or the ease of a casual day walk, there’s an enchanting adventure awaiting you on one of the many hiking trails in the vicinity of Cherokee.



Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Cherokee from the comfort of our cozy campgrounds. Enjoy easy access to a wealth of outdoor activities, including hiking, swimming, fishing, mountain bike trails, and more! Camping in Cherokee is the perfect choice for everyone, any time of the year.

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Bird Watching

Cherokee offers an abundance of avian wonders to behold, from the melodious Wood Thrush and Louisiana Water Thrush to the striking Rose-Breasted Grosbeak and the vibrant Red Crossbill.

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Elk Viewing

In Cherokee, these majestic creatures made a triumphant return in the early 2000s after a two-century absence. Witnessing these magnificent animals in their natural habitat brings you closer to nature, providing an up-close look at the awe-inspiring lives of these graceful creatures.

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Visit Cherokee, North Carolina All Year Round

Ready to start your adventure? Plan your next trip to Cherokee, North Carolina today and experience springtime like never before!