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Waterfall on the Cullasaja River in Nantahala National Forest, N
Now is the time to visit Franklin Summers in Franklin are nothing short of extraordinary. From miles of winding hiking trails to conquer, to crisp, refreshing waterfalls to cool down in, the natural wonders of Macon County will never cease to amaze you. August is a bustling time of year Read More
Dry Falls
The widely praised American naturalist William Bartram was awestruck when he laid eyes on the mountains of Western North Carolina for the first time in the mid-1770s. Bartram explored present-day Franklin and the Great Smoky Mountains in 1775, becoming one of the first Americans to seriously explore the largely unknown Read More
Gem Mining in Franklin, NC
Gem Mining in Franklin, North Carolina Franklin, North Carolina is renowned as the “Gem Capital of the World” for good reason. Spanish Conquistador Hernando de Sota ventured through the area in the 16th century, searching for gold and other treasures. That exploration established a tradition in Franklin, which morphed into Read More
Downtown Franklin, NC
Check out the Museums located in Franklin, North Carolina Spring has officially arrived in Franklin, North Carolina. The grass is getting greener, daffodils are blooming and the weather is warmer. This is the time of year people start planning their vacations. If Franklin, North Carolina is your vacation destination this Read More
Winter in Franklin, NC
Ah, winter in the mountains… it’s a quieter time, a calmer time. And with the trees bare of their leaves, at every turn you’ll find views that go on forever. For those who enjoy the brisk mountain air, there are plenty of things to do in western North Carolina during Read More

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