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Your Local Guide to the SW North Carolina Mountains. Let the Vacation Guide in the Mountains help you find Events, Festivals, and Recreational Activities.
Find the best local places to Eat, Shop, and lodge!

Every Issue we will feature a Community Spotlight and point you in the right direction of Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, or Scenic Road Trips in our area.

Tell them you “Found them in the Vacation Guide”

AREA HIGHLIGHTS

Community Spotlight – Franklin

The Gem of North Carolina The town of Franklin, is “Rich” in history and surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian Mountains.  Located in the southwestern corner of North Carolina,  it is just 30 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Over a thousand years before European settlers arrived,  this area was the small part of [...]

Community Spotlight: Murphy, NC

Before Europeans came, the native Cherokee Indians survived on this pristine land by hunting, gathering and farming.   Known to them as Tianusi-yi or (the Leech Place) was named after a legend of a giant leech that lived in the River.  While white settlers bought their land, Cherokees grew dependent on European trade and adopted many [...]

Wildlife in North Carolina

Wild Turkeys – Game species throughout North Carolina Turkeys are once again common in North Carolina, thanks to a restoration program implemented by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. The male eastern wild turkey has dark plumage with striking bronze, copper and green iridescent colors. Males have a growth of bristle-like feathers known as the “beard” [...]

Waterfalls

North Shoal Creek Falls  - The falls is not a steep one, but it is wide and framed in a beautiful setting, making it a popular spot for photographers. To get there is an adventure of its own, as you go through old logging roads to a beautiful spots next to Lake Apalachia. From Murphy, [...]

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 [...]

Holiday Events Calendar 2017

Brasstown

December 16 Annual Holiday Contra/Square Dance & Dessert Potluck John C. Campbell Folk School
December 26-January 1 Winter Dance & Music Week John C. Campbell Folk School
December 31 New Year’s Possum Drop Clay’s Corner
January 5 Live Music: The Pressley Sisters John C. Campbell Folk School
January 19 Live Music: Guy George John C. Campbell Folk School
February 2 Live Music: Aaron Olwell John C. Campbell Folk School
February 9 Live Music: Zoe & Cloyd John C. Campbell Folk School
February 23 Live Music: Sarah Morgan John C. Campbell Folk School
March 2 Live Music: Wyatt Espalin & Trees Leave John C. Campbell Folk School

Andrews

December 16 Rain or Shine: Andrew Chastain Calaboose Cellars
December 23 The Pressley Girls Calaboose Cellars
December 30 Rain or Shine: Alma Russ Calaboose Cellars
January 6 Rain or Shine: The Sea Notes Calaboose Cellars
January 13 Rain or Shine: Twelfth Fret Calaboose Cellars

Robbinsville

March 30-April 1 Wake the Dragon – 10th Gen Civics Meet 17555 Tapoco Rd

Franklin

December 15 The Polar Express Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
December 16 A Merry Motown Christmas Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
December 22 Christmas with the Annie Moses Band Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
January 13 Atlanta’s Most Wanted Hits of the 60s & 70s Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
January 26 Tracy Lawrence Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
February 3 Zach Williams & Citizen Way Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
February 16 Laura Story – A “Date Night Event” Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
March 2-3 James & The Giant Peach: A Magical Puppet Adventure Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
March 16 The Nelsons: Ricky Nelson Remembered Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
March 23-24 The Day He Wore My Crown: The Resurrection Story Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Hayesville

December 22 A Carpenter’s Christmas Peacock Performing Arts Center
January 13 Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues Peacock Performing Arts Center
March 2-11 ‘Til Beth Do Us Part Peacock Performing Arts Center
March 24 Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix Peacock Performing Arts Center
April 7 The Legacy Motown Revue Peacock Performing Arts Center