Downtown Franklin, NC

Downtown Franklin, NC

There’s some big things happening in the this small town called Franklin, NC. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine recently held an online voting contest that put small towns across the southeast up against one another for their audience, and all who would follow, to vote on which small town, mid-sized and big cities were the best in the region. We’d like to stick out our chests a little and proudly announce that Franklin, NC won Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine Top Small Town for 2015!

Kayaking the Cullasaja River Gorge

Kayaking the Cullasaja River Gorge

More than just the “Gem Capitol of the World”, Franklin, NC boasts some of the most scenic hiking trails, including being an official Appalachian Trail Community, there are miles of trails, including the Bartram Trail and Standing Indian Mountain loop.

Wayah Bald Lookout Tower

Wayah Bald Lookout Tower

Take a drive up Old Wayah Road to the Wayah Bald Lookout Tower, once of Macon County’s most visited locations. An easy walk on a paved path and in less than 5 minutes, you’re looking out at 180 degrees of magical mountain views of Franklin and beyond. Get there before the sun comes up and you’ll be graced with one of the most beautiful sunrises you’ve ever seen.

But you don’t have to be a rugged outdoors man to enjoy the quiet, peaceful town that is Franklin, NC. With the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts bringing in top performers and shows year round, along with the many fine dining experiences and accommodations, you can sit back and enjoy the finer side of life and small town southern charm all at your fingertips. There’s nothing like being treated like family while you’re away from home.

In the end, don’t just take our word for it. The people have spoke, the votes were tallied and the results came in. But don’t just read about it, pick up the phone and make a reservation, pack up the SUV and head on over, we’re here waiting for you and we’ll be glad to meet you. Come experience Franklin, NC and judge for yourself!

To read the full article in Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, please visit the link here: BRO Magazine Top Town 2015 . For more information about Franklin, NC and what to see and do when you get here, please visit the Franklin, NC Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.www.franklin-chamber.com/