- The list below includes 61 free or cheap things to do in or near Murphy, North Carolina, including 68 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Movie Theaters, Walking Trails and Amusement Parks (All Ages).
- From Murphy River Walk to Fire Creek Falls, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Murphy and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Ducktown and Hiawassee.
The Bald River Falls cascades over 100 feet to the steep rocks below it. Since the rock outcropping is slopped, the falls actually flow down the rocks rather than a free fall, and guests can drive past the falls in a car or hike to the top.
Featuring a river and a creek, Meeks Park can be used for fishing, picnics, hiking and sports including baseball, softball, tennis and disc golf. The park provides a canine recreation area, swimming pools, a skate park and open fields.
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177 Deal Hollow Road, Copperhill, TN 37317 MoreLess Info
Year round horseback riding is offered through the Blanche Manor Horseback Riding. Novice and advanced riders are able to enjoy themselves with specially chosen horses that suit their skill level.
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.
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1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, GA 30546 MoreLess Info
Established in 1982, the Fred Hamilton Rhododendron Garden features a large array of rhododendrons in addition to a variety of other flowers and trees, including azaleas and violets. The garden hosts special events and gatherings.
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.