FUN THINGS TO DO
Waterfalls dot the mountainscape around Franklin. Just 2 miles from the house starts one of the most breathtaking drives through the Cullasaja Gorge aka Mountain Waters Scenic Byway. The Mountain Waters Scenic Byway is a 61-mile paved route that winds through some of the most spectacular country in the Nantahala National Forest, including multiple waterfalls, a roaring whitewater river, and tremendous mountaintop views. Few, if any other routes in North Carolina go so close to as many large waterfalls and rushing whitewater rivers and streams. You can drive the westbound route through the Nantahala Gorge or the eastbound route through the Cullasaja Gorge. The Cullasaja Gorge has been named one of National Geographic's 50 Drives of a Lifetime and one of the drive’s waterfalls, called Dry Falls, you can walk behind and not get wet. Another must see waterfall in our area is Whitewater Falls, the highest waterfall east of the Rockies.