Local Arts & Crafts

Local Arts and Crafts

Creativity, quality, craftsmanship and one of a kind products, as well as home made and home grown favorites come and go quickly at Bear Tracks. Swing by and find that perfect item for the kitchen, livingroom, bedroom or bath. Paintings, photographs, handmade soaps and body products, handmade pottery, hand carved wooden bowls, beautiful quilts, birdhouses, local jams and jellies, beets, chow chow and award winning sourwood honey await you. Don’t leave without a taste of Lake Toxaway. 

Many of our local arts and crafts can also be bought online! Go to our Etsy Store to see what we currently have available! 



Chainsaw Art

Mountain Dan is a local chain saw artist. He specializes in mountain bears, eagles, squirrels, frogs, Indians and can cut just about anything your imagination can come up with. Stop by and see his work and if your lucky, you could see him carving at Bear Tracks Travel Center. 




Jim Crabtree, owner and potter at North Carolinas Greenhill pottery has many beautiful and fascinating items to sell at Bear Tracks Travel Center. Very unique and colorful Bowls, cups, vases, cookers and roasters. They would make a great gifts or a great addition to your kitchen or collection.




Bear Tracks is pleased to have some hand made woodworking items from a young local gentleman named Kyle Owen. He has some very nice bowls and furniture that would look great in your den or living room.



Handmade Soap

Heather Banther is another special artist from Lake Toxaway. Her handmade body products for men and women include soaps, body butters, lotions, lip balms and more. Using natural and botanical ingredients her products smell amazing and feel wonderful on your skin!



Copper Jewelery Handmade Jewelery

Come see the beautiful creations of Spiral Inspirations. With earrings, bracelets, and necklaces available there is something for every jewelery lover! All of Spiral Inspirations jewelery is handmade using copper, gemstones, crystals, and river rocks. The copper is hand hammered into beautiful sprials and shapes. 



Local Honey

What about bees and honey? Well the bees from the Southern Appalachians make some of the best honey in the world. That’s right! It world famous sourwood honey and it’s made right here in Lake Toxaway North Carolina. It’s delicious!




Jams and Jellies

Are you fortunate to remember when grandma made wild strawberry or blackberry jellies? If not, Bear Tracks has you covered because we carry local jams and jellies along with mild and hot chow chow, pickled beets,okra, molasses and and other goodies to satisfy your tastes.




Our Family Crafts, based out of Etowah, NC, makes handcrafted earthenware in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They are all food safe so you could use these containers for whatever you'd like! From these unique and creative People Potts to Tree Spirits, Our Family Crafts has something fun for everyone! 




Ruth Chec is another gifted artist from Lake Toxaway. She has taken some of the most beautiful photos of the surrounding landscapes, flora and animals and have made them into prints and postcards for your enjoyment.




Lorrain Skala is a local artist whose medium is watercolors and when you mix that with her passion, you get wolves. The art work on her originals and prints are breathtaking. You will have to stop in at Bear Tracks Outdoors to view and buy these works of art.