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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 2017 Events

Hayesville

April 15
Easter Egg Hunt
Myers Chapel Rd.

April 15
The Legacy Motown Revue
Peacock Playhouse

May 6
Songwriters Showcase 19
Peacock Playhouse

May 20
Butt’s & Spuds Festival
Downtown Square

June 2 – 11
Man of La Manch
Peacock Playhouse

Brasstown

April 14, 21
Concert Series
Keith House – Folk School

April 14, 28
Races
Tri-County Race Track

April 15
Easter Egg Hunt
John C. Campbell Folk School

April 28 – 30
English Country Dance Weekend
Keith House – Folk School

May 5
Concert Series
Keith House – Folk School

May 12,19, 29
Races
Tri-County Race Track

May 13, 27
Summer Concert Series
Brasstown Community Center

June 10
Summer Concert Series
Brasstown Community Center

Murphy

April 15
Easter Celebration
Fields of the Wood

May 5
Murphy Art Walk
Downtown Murphy

June 1
Forks & Corks
Hackney Warehouse

June 2
Murphy Art Walk
Downtown Murphy

June 3
Art, River and Music Festival
L&N Depot River Walk Trail

June 10
Bubbles in the Park
Konehetta Park

Andrews

April 14
Liz Nance in Concert
Andrews Brewing Company

April 15
Magnolia Justice
Andrews Brewing Company

April 22
Earth Day Celebration
Hall Park – Andrews

April 27
Scott Mark
Andrews Brewing Company

Nantahala

April 21 – 22
NOC Trail Festival
Nantahala Outdoor Center

April 22 – 23
Relay & Freestyle Shootout
Nantahala Outdoor Center

April 29 – 30
NOC Spring Fling
Nantahala Outdoor Center

May 27
Merrell Adventure Dash
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Robbinsville

April 22 – 25, 28 – 30
Cheoah River Release
Cheoah River

April 22, 26, 27,28, 29
Clubs & Rallies
Tail of the Dragon

April 27
Rock the Dragon
Annual Event at Fontana Village

April 29
5th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Cheoah River

April 30
Ramp Festival
Graham County Rescue Squad

May 3, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 27, 28
Clubs & Rallies
Tail of the Dragon

May 6,7, 13,14, 20, 21
Cheoah River Release
Cheoah River

June 2, 9
Music on the Square
Downtown Robbinsville

Franklin

April 21
Denver & Mile High Orchestra
Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

April 28
Sara Evans
Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

April 29
Beer, Bluegrass, BBQ Celebration
Main Street – Downtown Franklin

May 12 – 14
Mother’s Day Gemboree
Macon Co. Community Building

May 13
Airing of the Quilts
Historic Downtown Franklin

May 20
Summer Concert Series
Historic Cowee School

May 26
James Gregory – Funniest Man in America
Smoky Mountain Performing Arts

June 2
Departure – Journey Tribute Band
Smoky Mountain Performing Arts