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7 DAYS OF EXCITEMENT
The Western North Carolina area has many treasures to share. Make the most of it with these quick guides.

EXPERIENCE LIKE A LOCAL
Enjoy activities the locals enjoy while visiting Franklin.  
Here are four activities that will make your visit enjoyable.

SCENIC & FREE
When in Franklin,  you are in the foot hills of some of the oldest mountains in the world.. The Blue Ridge and The Great Smoky Mountains.  Here’s a list of free, scenic things to do.

Voted Top Small Outdoor Town

HELLO & WELCOME

We extend a sincere invitation…for you to “Enjoy the Beauty and Discover the Life” that awaits you in the beautiful mountains of Southwestern North Carolina.

Readers of the Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine voted Franklin, NC the 2015 Top Small Outdoor Town
This area is truly Mother Nature’s playground where the sights and sounds of nature surround you.
The Franklin and Nantahala communities offer you activities such as gem mining, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, canoeing, tubing, rafting, kayaking, and boating.

Franklin, NC Named One of the Best Places to Retire
Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this quaint southwestern North Carolina town offers a change of pace and a never-ending supply of activities for the entire family. Franklin was recently featured in Where to Retire Magazine and named one of Retirement Lifestyles Magazine’s Top 10 places to retire.

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Learn to Contra Dance at Cowee School!

If you have been wanting to learn and join our monthly contra dances, we are now offering free lessons! Instructor Ron Arps will cover the basic contra dance figures as we walk through and then do actual dances with live music. Lessons will be held Wednesday September 18 & 25 at 7:30pm at the school.

Our next Contra Dance will be on September 28. Instruction begins at 7pm, live music by Blue Eyed Girl and dancing begins at 7:30pm. Caller will be Charlotte Crittenden.

If you have any questions, please call the school at 828-369-4080.
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Voted Top Small Outdoor Town

HELLO & WELCOME

We extend a sincere invitation…for you to “Enjoy the Beauty and Discover the Life” that awaits you in the beautiful mountains of Southwestern North Carolina.

Readers of the Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine voted Franklin, NC the 2015 Top Small Outdoor Town
This area is truly Mother Nature’s playground where the sights and sounds of nature surround you.
The Franklin and Nantahala communities offer you activities such as gem mining, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, canoeing, tubing, rafting, kayaking, and boating.

Franklin, NC Named One of the Best Places to Retire
Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this quaint southwestern North Carolina town offers a change of pace and a never-ending supply of activities for the entire family. Franklin was recently featured in Where to Retire Magazine and named one of Retirement Lifestyles Magazine’s Top 10 places to retire.

Local Weather

FRANKLIN WEATHER

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Request your FREE Travel Guide or click the guide to read online

Plan Your Visit...

7 DAYS OF EXCITEMENT
The Western North Carolina area has many treasures to share. Make the most of it with these quick guides.

EXPERIENCE LIKE A LOCAL
Enjoy activities the locals enjoy while visiting Franklin.  
Here are four activities that will make your visit enjoyable.

SCENIC & FREE
When in Franklin,  you are in the foot hills of some of the oldest mountains in the world.. The Blue Ridge and The Great Smoky Mountains.  Here’s a list of free, scenic things to do.

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