Franklin Rock Trails – Painted “Kindness Rocks”

Kindness Rocks, a movement sweeping the nation has landed in Franklin, North Carolina and has been fully embraced by residents and visitors, alike. The Franklin Chamber is excited to introduce the Franklin Painted Rock Trail with a Rock Painting Party.  All ages are invited Saturday, April 28 from 2 to 4 pm.  The event will be held at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts and is free to all.  All supplies will be provided. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Franklin Rock Trails Kickoff Painting Party

The Kindness Rocks Project was created to spread inspiration and motivation for unsuspecting recipients through random inspirational painted rocks dropped along the way. When Franklin businesses heard of the project, they wanted to help spread kindness in Franklin. From there, Franklin NC Rocks, a Facebook Page, was launched to track the rocks and their travels.

To continue with the mission, and to highlight some of the most unique places Macon County has to offer, the Franklin Painted Rock Trail will map out all the best locations to hunt and hide your own uniquely painted rocks.  “We are so excited when a visitor finds a painted rock here at the Welcome Center.  Folks often ask us about outside activities and we coupled these two thoughts and came up with the Painted Rock Trail.” said Cindy Cavender of the Franklin Chamber.  “We met with a couple of rock painters from the Franklin NC Rocks Group and discussed the concept with them.  They too were excited,  jumped on board and with their help the Franklin NC Painted Rock Trail is being established. The trail locations will be introduced in a brochure at the painting party, along with a few guidelines.” Cavender concluded.

You never know where you might find a Kindness Rock

Join us by painting rocks and help us to spread kindness throughout Franklin. This event is sponsored by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, Franklin NC Rocks Group and Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Be sure to check out the great family show “Popovich Comedy Pet Theater” performing later that evening at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Art Center at