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Where will those shoes take me?


Outdoor enthusiasts fall in love with the area for its: 


The Smoky Mountain Visitor Center is ten minutes away and can assist you in finding plenty of things to do.  

Forty-six percent of Macon county is in the Nantahala National Forest. (239 miles).  The county is also known to be rich with minerals and gemstones -including rubies, sapphires, amethyst, moonstone, and garnets  drawing thousands of amateur mineralogists and gem enthusiasts. 

Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

Forests:  Explore part of the  Appalachian Trail,  the Smoky Mountains,  Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest,   Nantahala National Forest or  Tallulah Gorge State Park.

Hiking:  https://www.franklin-chamber.com/hiking/

Waterfalls:  https://www.franklin-chamber.com/waterfalls-wnc/

Highlands Area (20 mi):  The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts / Highlands Playhouse / Highlands Art Gallery / Glen Falls / Bridal Veil Falls / Dry Falls / Cliffside Lake Recreation Area / Whiteside Mountain

Nanthala Outdoor Center white water rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, ziplining (37 mi)

Fishing:   NC Trout Capital http://nctroutcapital.com/where-to-play/wn

Shop, eat or stroll a small downtown:  Highlands, NC (20 mi), Franklin, NC (9), Clayton, GA (13 ), Dillard, GA (7), and Dillsboro  (27), Sylva, NC (28)   (Add'l info on the location page.)

Gem Mines and Antique Shopping are plentiful.  Golf, horseback riding, breweries and wineries  are also available. 

All Ages:  Ruby Cinemas / Scottish Tartans Museum /  Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts / Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum / The Factory (family entertainment) 

Casino's:  Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort (Cherokee location: 40 mi/ Murphy: 59 mi)

or....  do absolutely nothing but experience the natural beauty of the mountains, take a deep breath of clean, fresh air, listen to the sound of the birds, enjoy the gurgling of the creek, relax!

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