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ATTRACTIONS

Calaboose Cellars Winery, Andrews

The Preserve Farm at Little Choga, Nantahala

Junaluska Memorial and Museum, Robbinsville

Fields of the Wood Bible Park, Murphy

Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum, Franklin

Fun Factory, Franklin

Gem Mining, Franklin area

Macon County Historical Society Museum, Franklin

Ruby City Gem Museum, Franklin

Scottish Tartans Museum, Franklin

Fun things to do with kids, Franklin

Fontana Dam, Fontana

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad,
Bryson City

Cherokee Indian Reservation
Oconaluftee Indian Village
Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama
Cherokee Indian Museum
Harrah's Cherokee Casino

BOATING & FISHING

Nantahala Historical Boat Tours – Alicia & Pete Miller, 828-321-3726, email petemiller@frontier.com

Fishing License Regulations & Online Licenses

Nantahala Lake
Lakes End Marina 828-321-3101
Nantahala Lake Marine & RV 828-321-BOAT

Fontana Lake
Alarka Boat Dock, Almond Boat Park

Santeetlah Lake
Santeetlah Marina

Pond Fishing, Stream Fishing, Farm Tours
Otter Creek Trout Farm

U-Stor Boat. 828-321-2614.

SHOPPING

Bateman General Store, Wayah Road & White Oak Lane. Hardware and sundries. 828-321-1200.

Bryant Bait and Tackle, 18154 Wayah Road. Fishing & hunting supplies. 828-321-2371.

Nantahala Farms & Nursery, Hydroponic farming, fresh eggs and produce.

Nantahala Lakeside Store, Wayah Road. Sundries, convenience items. 828-321-5975.

The Rustic Market, 18429 Wayah Rd. Fresh baked goods, convenience items, furniture, gifts, crafts, wifi. Mon-Sat 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm. 828-321-1337.

Shops in Franklin and Bryson City

Nantahala Outdoor Center, Nantahala Gorge

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown

Whistle Stop Antique Mall, Franklin

Stecoah Valley Center Gallery, Stecoah

GROCERIES, MOVIES & SPIRITS

Andrews, NC on US 19/74 has the closest movie, ABC package store and grocery store.

Beer & wine may be purchased at the NOC Store in the Gorge.

GOLF COURSES

Cherokee Hills Golf Course, Murphy

Franklin Golf Course, Franklin

Mill Creek Country Club, Franklin

Smoky Mountain Country Club, Bryson City

RESTAURANTS

Lake’s End Grill, 17836 Wayah Rd. Nantahala Lake. Full breakfast menu; sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, salads, chicken tenders, shrimp, appetizers, desserts. Seasonal hours. 828-321-3000.

Pizza by the River, Nantahala Gorge. Seasonal hours. 488-8680.

River’s End, Nantahala Outdoor Center

Big Wesser BBQ, Nantahala Outdoor Center

The Village Bistro, Nantahala Gorge

Franklin Restaurants

Andrews Restaurants

Bryson City Restaurants

WEDDINGS

Nantahala Weddings & Events – Weddings, family reunions, and event venue just a few hundred yards from Nantahala Lake. Outdoor reception area (800 square foot high peak tent). Very reasonable pricing for large or small destination weddings and other events. Email jody@nantahalaweddings.com

ENTERTAINMENT

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown

Stecoah Valley Center, Stecoah

Bryson City Music Series, Bryson City

Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino, Murphy

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee

NOC Summer Music Series, Nantahala Gorge

ADVENTURES & SCENIC DRIVES

Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours, Nantahala Gorge

NOC Zip Line Adventure Park, Nantahala Gorge

NOC Mountaintop Zip Line Tour, Nantahala Gorge

Ridge Runner Ziplines, Andrews

Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking
Endless Rivers, Appalachian Rivers,
Nantahala Outdoor Center, Carolina Outfitters, Wildwater Rafting

Appalachian Trail

Bartram Trail (NC portion)

Blue Ridge Parkway

Cherohala Skyway, Robbinsville

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Horseback Riding
Lonesome Dove, Nantahala, Fontana, Smokemont

Joyce Kilmer National Forest Trails, Robbinsville

Nantahala Jeep Tours, Nantahala Gorge

Scenic Waters Byway

Snowbird Back Country Hiking and Fishing, Robbinsville

The Dragon/Deal's Gap, Fontana

Tsali Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails, Almond

Tubing in Deep Creek, Bryson City

Wayah Bald Trail and Observation Tower

REAL ESTATE

Nantahala Real Estate Company, Wayah Road. 828-321-3101.

Nantahala
offers quiet and relaxation. Yet it's surrounded by all the activities the Smokies have to offer.

The Nantahala Community is centrally located within all the great vacation activity areas of Western North Carolina.

You can go whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, fish for trout in pristine streams, or bass in high mountain lakes. Visit Cherokee Indian Reservation or nearby Franklin NC, known as Gem City because of all the great gem mines in the area. Take a hike in the Joyce Kilmer Forest or Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Or just relax in your vacation rental and experience the quiet of our little corner of the Smokies. Come see us!