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Western North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains are a grand and glorious place to explore. This beautiful mountain region covers a wide expanse of territory.
Franklin is a small mountain town surrounded by beautiful streams, waterfalls, mountains, hills and valleys. The people are friendly and organize lots of activities, including festivals and arts and crafts shows. There are plenty of trails for hiking and the views are breathtaking. There is also plenty of fishing, hunting, rafting and kayaking available. The Franklin area is the Gem Capitol of the World, so if you try your hand at mining you are bound to find many beautiful and sometimes very valuable stones. Rubies, sapphires, quartz, garnets and other gems and minerals are found in Franklin's Cowee Valley.
What else can you do?
Hiking: The Appalachian Trail, Wayah Bald, Bartram Trail, Rufus Morgan Trail
Fishing: Little Tenneesee River, Callasaja River, Nantahala River and Tuckaseegee River
Visit Waterfalls: Callusaja Falls, Dry Falls, Rufus Morgan Falls, Bridal Veil Falls
Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking: The Nantahala River offers Class II & III rapids
Biking: Trails and scenic drives abound for road bikes, mountain bikes and motorcycles
Whether you like big adventure, or just beautiful sightseeing, boating, golfing, biking, beach combing, or just visiting lighthouses, antique shops, playhouses, museums and galleries, North Carolina is rich with attractions and amusements
One of the most exhilarating beach vaction spots on the East Coast is NC'S Outer Banks. Vacation rentals from Corolla down past Kitty Hawk and Nags Head and all the way to the former pirate stronghold of Ocracoke Island. You have to do this at least once in your lifetime.
If mountains are more your style then the North Carolina Smoky Mountains offer a value family vacation with hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and scenic drives through the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest. The Blue Ridge Parkway offers many outstanding mountain views and scenic overlooks. You can't go wrong on this one!
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