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Many waterfalls and gorgeous scenery await your visit.

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7 DAYS OF EXCITEMENT
The Western North Carolina area has many treasures to share. Make the most of it with these quick guides.

EXPERIENCE LIKE A LOCAL
Enjoy activities the locals enjoy while visiting Franklin.  
Here are four activities that will make your visit enjoyable.

SCENIC & FREE
When in Franklin,  you are in the foot hills of some of the oldest mountains in the world.. The Blue Ridge and The Great Smoky Mountains.  Here’s a list of free, scenic things to do.

Voted Top Small Outdoor Town

HELLO & WELCOME

We extend a sincere invitation…for you to “Enjoy the Beauty and Discover the Life” that awaits you in the beautiful mountains of Southwestern North Carolina.

Readers of the Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine voted Franklin, NC the 2015 Top Small Outdoor Town
This area is truly Mother Nature’s playground where the sights and sounds of nature surround you.
The Franklin and Nantahala communities offer you activities such as gem mining, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, canoeing, tubing, rafting, kayaking, and boating.

Franklin, NC Named One of the Best Places to Retire
Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this quaint southwestern North Carolina town offers a change of pace and a never-ending supply of activities for the entire family. Franklin was recently featured in Where to Retire Magazine and named one of Retirement Lifestyles Magazine’s Top 10 places to retire.

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Carolina Hemp Company - Franklin, NC Expands to the Franklin Area The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Carolina Hemp Company located at 98 West Palmer Street. Carolina Hemp Company recently opened in Franklin and its modern space offers a general store atmosphere and prides itself on its innovative concept of being an educational space. The store provides wellness products that align with the company’s motto of “Bringing Balance Through Hemp” and offers samples, along with knowledge, to the general public for an in-store experience. Carolina Hemp Company was founded in 2014 in Asheville, NC, and is an education-focused hemp general store and wholesale distributor of quality hemp flower extract products such as sublingual oil, concentrates, and other hemp products, including organically grown hemp flower, topicals, and edibles. The company intends to set a benchmark for the industry in products, education, and service to the community. The company works with local and regional farmers, local educators, industry leaders, manufacturers, and retailers to rebuild a market chain that will provide quality jobs in the Carolinas and beyond. Carolina Hemp Company’s passion is driven by the opportunity to bring real growth, sustainable products, and viable, proven alternatives We have an initiative coming up starting on 5/18/2021that is called Hemp For Harvest. That initiative will provide 500 seedlings of vegetable plants for community gardens, the Share and Serve Garden and individuals who have a need to grow their own vegetables to augment their food supply. Deal Farm will be present on 5/22/2021, Saturday, to provide free education for those who would like to learn how to take care of their plants and gardens.Come see us today and we will do our best to answer your questions and find a product that fits your need. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve Franklin and the surrounding areas. You can contact the owners, Bill and Susan Swift at 828-349-3310 for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
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HELLO & WELCOME

We extend a sincere invitation…for you to “Enjoy the Beauty and Discover the Life” that awaits you in the beautiful mountains of Southwestern North Carolina.

Readers of the Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine voted Franklin, NC the 2015 Top Small Outdoor Town
This area is truly Mother Nature’s playground where the sights and sounds of nature surround you.
The Franklin and Nantahala communities offer you activities such as gem mining, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, canoeing, tubing, rafting, kayaking, and boating.

Franklin, NC Named One of the Best Places to Retire
Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this quaint southwestern North Carolina town offers a change of pace and a never-ending supply of activities for the entire family. Franklin was recently featured in Where to Retire Magazine and named one of Retirement Lifestyles Magazine’s Top 10 places to retire.

Local Weather

FRANKLIN WEATHER

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Plan Your Visit...

7 DAYS OF EXCITEMENT
The Western North Carolina area has many treasures to share. Make the most of it with these quick guides.

EXPERIENCE LIKE A LOCAL
Enjoy activities the locals enjoy while visiting Franklin.  
Here are four activities that will make your visit enjoyable.

SCENIC & FREE
When in Franklin,  you are in the foot hills of some of the oldest mountains in the world.. The Blue Ridge and The Great Smoky Mountains.  Here’s a list of free, scenic things to do.

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Franklin Tourism Development Commission


98 Hyatt Road • Franklin, NC • 28734
Phone: 828-524-3161


E-Mail: facc@franklin-chamber.com

Visitor Hours

May – October
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
November – April
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day