- Our list of the best things to do in Franklin, North Carolina, features the top 120 nearby activities — including 62 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Franklin, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Water Activities, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 22 things to do within the city of Franklin, NC , followed by 98 popular activities in nearby cities, including Bryson City, Cherokee, Highlands, Sylva, Clayton, Sapphire, Cashiers, Dillard, Tiger, Hayesville and Hiawassee
Maggie Valley has many beautiful hiking locations, and Waterrock Knob is among the most beautiful. The Knob is perched at the apex of a 1.2-mile walking trail, and offers unparalleled views of the entire Maggie Valley.
Clayton, Georgia is home to Southeastern Expeditions, a touring company that specializes in small-group whitewater rafting expeditions. The company also operates kayak tours and overnight camping trips. Southeastern Expeditions also rents canoes and kayaks.
Smoky Mountain Jumphouse is an inflatable play center filled with several inflatable bouncers' for children to jump and play on. Smoky Mountain also features an 18 foot slide and an inflatable obstacle course.
The hiking and biking trails found throughout Jackrabbit Mountain Bike & Hiking Trails are designed for individuals of all skill levels. Most of the trails are either easy or moderately difficult, but all feature beautiful scenery amidst tall trees.
Fred Hamilton Gardens are botanical gardens which feature more that 400 varieties of rhododendron and a variety of other flowers and plants such as trillium, magnolias and more. The gardens also include multiple trails and offer scenic views of Lake Chatuge and Brasstown Bald.
Stand-up paddleboard tour provider Southern Water Trails LLC is based in Hiawassee, Georgia. Kids and adults enjoy exploring the local waterways on their own self-propelled, floating board. All gear rental fees are included in the tour price.