- 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
Dillard House Stables takes both the beginner and advanced rider through scenic mountain trails. Patrons will be guided, on horseback, alongside the Little Tennessee River and will travel through lush forests, cascading waterfalls and mountain views.
With over 2,000 acres of Georgia wilderness to view, Sky Valley Resort is nestled between national forests for a rustic looking getaway with all of the modern amenities. Guests can enjoy golf, tennis courts, an outdoor pool and even ski slopes.
99% 219 votes
10160 Highway 19 West, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
Life vests and serious helmets are de rigeur at the Rolling Thunder River Company in Bryson City, North Carolina. Founded in 1977, Rolling Thunder is one of the state's leading providers of adventure vacations.
Check your nerves at the door and prepare to make memories with Wildwater Nantahala in Bryson City, North Carolina. The company also offers lodging, whitewater kayaking, zipline tours, train tourism, Jeep journeys and much more.
84% 57 votes
9400 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC 28713 MoreLess Info
Horseback riding excursions through the North Carolina Smokey Mountains are offered at the Nantahala Village Riding Stable. The stables are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day full time during the week and open on the weekends during April-May and September-October.
Clients of the Nantahala Outdoor Center may choose from several action-packed adventures. The Center operates zipline courses, rafting tours, hunting, jetboating, mountain biking and overnight adventures. It is also extremely popular with school groups.
An afternoon becomes an adventure at Smoky Mountain Jet Boats in Bryson City, North Carolina. Each jet boat is captained by an experienced captain and is safe for passengers of all ages, including small children. The company also offers custom hiking tours.