- Our list of the best things to do in Sapphire, North Carolina, features the top 110 nearby activities — including 59 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Sapphire, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Water Activities.
- The results below include the top 6 things to do within the city of Sapphire, NC , followed by 104 popular activities in nearby cities, including Franklin, Highlands, Brevard, Sylva, Pisgah Forest, Pickens, Walhalla, Cashiers, Dillard, Salem, Clayton, Hendersonville, Waynesville, Linville and Greenville
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Highway 281 South, 976 Grassy Ridge Rd (Visitor's Center), Sapphire, NC 28774 MoreLess Info
Visitors to Gorges State Park can partake in hiking, fishing and camping among waterfalls and river gorges. Considered a temperate rain forest, the park is also home to several rare and endangered plant and animal species.
Ride the historic Cherokee Footpath on horseback, following in Daniel Boone's footsteps at the Whitewater Equestrian Center, or stay behind and mine for gems in their family friendly barn. On the ride, trail guides discuss local folklore, history, and ecology.
Specializing in serving a tapas style menu and a bar stocked with a variety of curated wine and beer choices, the Cork & Barrel Lounge offers guests a casual dining experience. The establishment also regularly features live music on weekends.
Specializing in fresh produce, most of it local, the Cashiers Farmers Market is a quaint and picturesque shopping destination. There is also a barbecue restaurant located on the side of the building for more immediate dining needs.
Opened in 1991, John Collette Fine Art is a local art gallery that displays a number of works from both local and national artists. In addition to selling artwork, the gallery also offers hanging and framing services to its customers.
The Village Green features outdoor entertainment throughout the year. On top of that, visitors can enjoy beautiful gardens, picnics, and walking through paths that lead through wetlands, a forest glade, and grassy lawns.