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AREA ATTRACTIONS

LOCAL INFO

There are many places in the area that are great for day trips. Drive a little, or drive a  lot, it won’t matter. The journey is the destination! 

WATERFALLS & LAKES
Dry Falls in Winter
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Dry Falls

Callasaja Falls  

Bust Your Butt Falls  

Bridal Veil Falls  

Silver Run Falls 

Tallulah Gorge

Fontana Dam and Lake  

Lake Glenville  

Cliffside Lake 

THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS & NANTAHALA NATIONAL FOREST
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Hikers heading into the tunnel at the Road to Nowhere

Wayah Bald Fire Tower

Standing Indian Mountain  

Rabun Bald  

Bartram Trail  

Winding Stair Gap  

The Road to Nowhere

Clingman’s Dome  

Joyce Kilmer Forest

OUTDOOR THRILLS
Rafters on the Nantahala River

Highlands Outpost: Mountain Coaster, Snow Tubing  

Highlands Aerial Park: Ziplining and More  

Nantahala Outdoor Center: Whitewater Rafting  

Paddle Inn: Whitewater Rafting

Smoky Mountain Railroad 

BY MOTORCYCLE
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Blue Ridge Parkway  

Tail of the Dragon  

Cherahala Skyway  

Maggie Valley

GEM MINING
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Primitive Outback Gem Mining and Kayaking  

Cowee Valley Gem Mines  

Mason Ruby and Sapphire Mine

CASINO

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino

ARTS

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts  

Highlands Performing Arts Center

ANIMALS
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Slyvue Ranch Alpacas

See the Elk at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center

FARM STANDS & MARKETS
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J W Mitchell Farms  

Darnell Farms

Shearl Produce  

Yonder Community Market

OTHER MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS
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Cherokee Indian reservation  

Dollywood in Pigeon Forge  

Biltmore Estate in Asheville  

Helen, GA  

Lost Sea Adventure: America’s Largest Underground Lake

USEFUL LINKS

Franklin, NC Chamber of Commerce: https://franklin-chamber.com/recreation/

Highlands, NC Chamber of Commerce: https://www.highlandschamber.org/surrender/

Bryson City, NC Chamber of Commerce: https://www.greatsmokies.com/things-to-do/

Cherokee, NC Chamber of Commerce: https://cherokeesmokies.com

RV-Park

HEAR FROM OUR CAMPERS

This is undoubtably the best place we’ve ever camped. Rick and Mary Lou are fabulous hosts! The park is extremely clean and well maintained. Everything is beautifully decorated. We’ve already made reservations to return next year!

Kathy