At the Appalachia Envisioned Roadshow, we were honored to have Principal Chief Richard Sneed share how Visit Cherokee is growing tourism in the Qualla Boundary.
In addition to hosting the 2022 (and 2023!) Outdoor Economy Conference, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) has also launched Fire Mountain Trails. This 10.5+ mile trail system draws both tribe members and tourists, as well as new businesses like Motion Makers Bicycle Shop and Bryson City Outdoors.
ARC thanks Chief Sneed for sharing his insights. Learn more about EBCI's trails, Oconaluftee, The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Qualla Arts And Crafts Mutual, Inc., and more at www.visitcherokeenc.com.