Franklin voted the Best Small Outdoor Town for two consecutive years by readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine…..2015 & 2016

Looking for EXCITING ADVENTURES……..we’ve got you covered!

  • Soar above the trees with a Ziplining experience
  • Take a hike to the top of a mountain where you can see for miles and miles in all directions
  • Test your skills at Fly Fishing or visit a Trout Farm where you are guaranteed to catch your trout for dinner
  • Hit the rivers for the thrill of conquering the rapids in a kayak or raft
  • Take a mountain bike ride or a road trip on several mapped bike routes
  • Find your own precious or semi-precious gemstone in any of the ten gem mines that are open to the public in this area. Long known as the “Gem Capital of the World”, Franklin should be your first stop for collecting an everlasting memory that you and your loved ones can cherish for generations. Have your own special piece (or pieces) of jewelry made from the treasures you find while having a fun mining adventure. Caution: this can be addictive!

Looking for a more RELAXING vacation………..got you covered on this one too!

  • Take a leisurely walk along the Little Tennessee River on our beautiful Greenway . A great walk for birdwatching, wildflowers and stress relief.
  • See the many beautiful waterfalls in the area….. including one you can walk behind and one you can drive behind (not dange rous).
  • Rent a mountain cottage and relax by the fireplace with a book or on the porch overlooking beautiful mountain scenery.
  • Photo opportunities abound! Make memories with your own personal album.
  • •     Enjoy quiet solitude, and peaceful sleep. Wake up refreshed and relaxed for another day of· exploration.and adventure.
    • Have a relaxing day in a pontoon boat(available for rent at the marina) on pristine Lake Nantahala (the 2nd highest lake (elevation) east of the Mississippi.

Don’t worry about bringing al·I your ge;:ir for any of the activities listed above……… we have shops and businesses where all your needs can be met.

Start planning your next vacation now, you can find all the details at www.visitfranklinnc.com or www.visitnantahalanc.com. In case you need to speak with someone call us at 1-888-563-9218, we are eager to help you!