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Hiking Trails

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Trail  - 2 mile figure-eight loop trail begins at the main parking area and climbs into Poplar Cove.  The lower portion of the loop climbs the side of the cove on one half.  The other half follows the creek for a ways and at the middle of the figure “8” is a [...]

Hanging Dog Recreation Area

Located along Lake Hiawassee within the Nantahala National Forest, Hanging Dog Recreation Area offers a variety of amenities and recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, fishing, water skiing, kayaking, and a picnic area. There are several opportunities for mountain biking. Hike or ride your mountain bike on the moderately-difficult Ramsey Bluff Mountain Biking System that provides [...]

Community Spotlight: Hayesville & Clay County

Peaceful serenity is the immediate feeling you get when you visit Clay County. This charming small community lies in a valley with views of majestic mountains, Lake Chatuge, and pasturelands. Cherokee Indians widely inhabited the area until Scotch-Irish and English settlers arrived in the late-eighteenth century. According to local historian, the first white man to [...]

Waterfalls

For a nice waterfall viewing drive the whole family can enjoy, start from Highlands and go west on Hwy 64 toward Franklin. Bridal Veil Falls: 2.5 miles west of Highlands on Hwy 64. Watch for the brown and white forest service sign on the right hand side of the road. You can use the road [...]

Spring/Summer Events 2017

Hayesville

June 17
Angie Aparo’s Concert
“Follow the Good” Benefit for Haiti
Peacock Playhouse

July 8
Songwriters Showcase 20
Peacock Playhouse

August 11 – 20
Don’t Dress for Dinner
Peacock Playhouse

Brasstown

June 8, 16, 23
Concert Series
Keith House – John C. Campbell Folk School

June 10, 24
Brasstown Concert Series
Brasstown Community Center

June14, 21, 28
Brasstown Farmer’s Market
Brasstown

June 16, 23
Race Shootout
Tri-County Race Track

June 17
Contra & Square Dance
John C. Campbell  Folk School

July 1
Contra & Square Dance
John C. Campbell  Folk School

July 3, 17
Fireworks & Races
Tri-County Race Track

July 5,12, 19, 26
Brasstown Farmer’s Market
Brasstown

July 8, 22
Brasstown Concert Series
Brasstown Community Center

July 8
Annual Shape Note Singing
John C. Campbell  Folk School

August 2, 9
Brasstown Farmer’s Market
Brasstown

August 4, 11
Fan Appreciation & Race Shootout
Tri-County Race Track

Murphy

June 10
Bubbles in the Park
Konehete Park

June 10, 17, 24
Murphy’s Farmer’s Market
L & N Depot

June 9, 10,16, 17, 23, 24, 30
Live Music
Chevelle’s

June 17
Open Horse Show
Cherokee Co. Fairgrounds Arena

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Murphy’s Farmer’s Market
L & N Depot

July 4
Murphy 4th of July
Downtown Murphy
Konehete Park

July 7,8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
Live Music
Chevelle’s

August 5, 12
Murphy’s Farmer’s Market
L & N Depot

August 4, 5, 11, 12
Live Music
Chevelle’s

Andrews

June 9, 10, 16, 17, 20, 23, 30
Concert Series
Andrews Brewing Company

June 10, 17, 24
Andrews Farmer’s Market
Hall Memorial Park

June 13, 20, 27
Bluegrass Jam
Callaboose Cellards

June 29 – 30 July 1- 4
WNC Wagon Train 60th Yr.
Battle of the Bands
Hwy. 74 & Robbinsville Rd.

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Andrews Farmer’s Market
Hall Memorial Park

July 1, 7, 14, 15, 21, 28, 29
Concert Series
Andrews Brewing Company

July 4
Independence Day In Andrews
Hall Memorial Park

July 4, 11, 18, 25
Bluegrass Jam
Callaboose Cellards

August 5, 14, 15,
Andrews Farmer’s Market
Hall Memorial Park

August 1, 8,
Bluegrass Jam
Callaboose Cellards

Nantahala

June 10, 17, 24
Concert Series
Nantahala Outdoor Center

July 1, 2, 8, 15, 22, 29
Concert Series
Nantahala Outdoor Center

July 28 – 30
Whitewater Jr. Oympics
Nantahala Outdoor Center

August 5, 12
Concert Series
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Robbinsville

June  9, 23
Music on the Square
Graham County Courthouse

June 9
Smoky Mountain Crawl
Tail of the Dragon

July 3-4
Fourth of July Celebration
Fontana Village

July 8, 9
Cheoah River Release
Cheoah River

July 17
Camaro Fes VII
Tail of the Dragon

August 3
Miatas at the Gap
Tail of the Dragon

Franklin

June 10, 24
Pickin’ on the Square
Main Street – Downtown Franklin

June 10
Movie – Lion
Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

June 16, 23, 24
The Isaacs’
Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

June 15 – 18
Taste of Scotland & Celtic Festival
Main Street – Downtown Franklin

June 17
Summer Concert Series – Carolina Blue
Historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage

June 29, 30
Mountain Voices, The Sock Hops
Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Pickin’ on the Square
Main Street – Downtown Franklin

July 4
All American 4th of July Parade, Events, & Fireworks
Downtown Franklin

July 7
Joe Taylor in Concert
Historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage

July 14, 15, 21, 22
Tarzan – the Broadway Musical
Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

July 15
Appalachian Heritage Festival
Main Street – Downtown Franklin

July 15
Summer Concert Series – Tellico
Historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage

Jul 27 – 30
52nd Annual  Gemboree
Macon Co. Community Building

July 27
Folkmoot
Smoke Mountain Performing Arts

August 5
Pickin’ on the Square
Main Street – Downtown Franklin

August 11
Shenandoah
Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

August 11 – 12
9th Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show
Macon Co. Fairgrounds