- 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
Featuring a guide familiar with the region's waterways, Western NC Fly Fishing Guide takes visitors to fishing destinations like Nantahala River and Tuckaseegee River. The guide provides all the fishing equipment, from rods to flies.
Old Orchard Farm is a working farm and equestrian facility offering a variety of horse related services. Example services include: horseback riding lessons, birthday parties, natural horsemanship clinics & horse anatomy, and care and maintenance classes.
Serene Dry Falls is a gorgeous trailside waterfall in Highlands, North Carolina. After viewing the waterfall from the front, visitors may descend a flight of stone steps and walk behind the falling water. Shoes with excellent traction are essential here.
The tall, majestic Glen Falls are among North Carolina's most beautiful waterfalls. The fall, wide falls are a favorite subject for nature photographers and are free to visit. Visitors must wear high-traction shoes and refrain from attempting to cross the falls on foot.
Golfers can play golf at the Highlands Country Club course designed by Donald Ross and first opened in 1928. The club's members can do many other activities together including playing bridge, canoeing, croquet, and children can attend a camp.
Located in Highlands, North Carolina, the Bascom is a six-acre campus and visual arts facility. Opportunities are available for artists through educational and residency opportunities and featured events. An 87-foot covered bridge greets visitors at the entrance.
Whiteside Mountain is a mountain that offers a National Recreation Trail along 700-foot cliffs. Depending on visibility, hikers can see Blue Ridge Escarpment, Chattooga River headwaters, Highlands and Cashiers, and northern South Carolina.
John Collette Fine Arts is a gallery featuring Mr. Collette's own works, as well of those of local and national artists. In addition to the paintings and sculpture on display, they also offer custom home art lighting and framing services.