Area Highlights 2018-03-08T18:47:16+00:00

AREA HIGHLIGHTS

Community Spotlight: Andrews & Nanatahala Gorge

Andrews is located in a serene valley in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Valley Town Township is a long open valley floor that appears against the towering mountains surrounding this peaceful community. Valley River Mountains to the south, Snowbird Mountains to the north which are both a part of the Nantahala National [...]

May 28th, 2019|

Recreation Fun with Pickleball

One of America’s fastest growing sports has caught on in our beautiful mountain communities. The game involves a court and a net, but it’s not tennis or badminton, it’s “Pickleball”. Pickleball is played with a whiffle ball on a court with a tennis sized net. A non-volley zone (or kitchen) prevents volleys close to the [...]

May 28th, 2019|

Waterfalls in SW North Carolina

Rufus Morgan Falls - moderate hike in the Franklin area Directions are as follows: Get on Hwy 64 west from the intersection of 64/28/441/23 in Franklin for about 4 miles and turn right on Old Murphy Rd. Then turn left on SR1310 - Wayah Rd - less than 1/4 mile down. It’s just past the [...]

May 28th, 2019|

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 [...]

May 28th, 2019|

View The Best of Northeast Georgia Arts

Visitor’s delight in “The Arts Tour” that will begin for the Summer Season on June 7, 8, and 9th. This event also includes Lodging & Dining facilities to visit in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. This is a special event for the Northeast Georgia area to see galleries & working studios in a six county [...]

May 28th, 2019|

Cherokee Botanical Sanctuary

Along the Quanassee Path between Spikebuck Mound/Quanassee Town site and the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit is the Cherokee Botanical Sanctuary. This section of the Quanassee Path may be accessed across from Clay County Veterans Recreation Park on Anderson Street or at the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit. This 0.3 mile section of the trail, which follows Town Creek [...]

May 28th, 2019|

Judaculla Rock

Judaculla Rock is a curvilinear-shaped outcrop of soapstone with quarry scars and petroglyphs. It is located on a 0.85-acre rectangular-shaped property, owned by Jackson County, approximately 60 meters east of Caney Fork Creek, a major branch of the northwestward-trending Tuckasegee River, in the mountains of western North Carolina. The petroglyph boulder occurs within an artificially [...]

May 28th, 2019|