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Big Cities

Big cities with plenty of action and things to do.

Outdoor Adventure

Bike riding trails, horse trails, ATV trails we have it all

Our Heritage

Visit our heritage sites, there is always something going on.

Natural Wonders

From the sea to the mountains, our natural wonders abound.

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Bike Trails

Enjoy our bike trails. Catawba Falls Campground is a great home base.

Special Events

3.2% of visitors came for Special events and festivals

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Visiting relatives and Family Reunion accounted for 25.5% of visitors.


Macon County

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Surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Nantahala National Forest in Western North Carolina. If you're looking for cool mountains, fiery sunsets, and warm friendly people, you've discovered a rare mountain gem. Franklin is best known for its gem mines, its quilts & crafts, its history & heritage, and for the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains.

Wayehutta ATV Trail System
Nantahala Ranger District, 90 Sloan Road, Franklin NC 28734 | Phone: 828-524-6441
Wayehutta is a 28-mile loop using old logging roads and rail beds. The trails are in the Roy Taylor Forest near Cullowhee, about a half-hour from downtown Bryson City. Elevation ranges from 2,500 to 4,500 feet. Check website for fees, restrictions and regulations.



Campgrounds and Cottages

Cottages within the area.



Timberlake Campground, 3270 Conleys Creek Rd, Whittier, NC 28789, 828-497-7320. 
Cartoogechaye Creek Campground
Nantahala Hideaway Campground
Cullasaja River Campground
Rose Creek Campground
The Great Outdoors RV Resort,
Country Woods RV Park
Pines RV Park & Cabins
Franklin RV Park & Campground
Happy Valley Campground
MI Mountain Campground
Old Corundum Millsite Campground




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