If you are looking for a fabulous vacation spot where you can enjoy the cooler months of the year, then you will definitely want to plan on spending some time this winter in Murphy NC. This lovely little town in the Appalachian Mountains is home to some of the friendliest people and most peaceful surroundings you will find anywhere in the country. We’ve put together a list of five of our favorite things about spending the winter in Murphy.
1. Festive Lighting
December is always a wonderful month to visit this Norman Rockwell-type town. Enjoy driving or walking around downtown to see the lovely town Christmas tree and all the wonderful holiday lights and displays. You will find many wonderful restaurants and unique shopping opportunities as well.
2. Wildlife Hike
Several trails are available for those looking for an easy walk, or there are more rugged paths for those looking for a bit of a challenge. Each offers a nice hike with the great potential of seeing wildlife. If there is snow, you can even follow the tracks of a variety of animals that may include elk, deer, fox, rabbit, raccoon, and bear. Check out our blog with more tips for taking a winter hike in Murphy NC.
Rent a boat, get your fishing license, and enjoy a day on the beautifully clean and clear Hiwassee Lake. It is fed by three different rivers, and you can expect great fishing for yellow perch, bluegill, muskie, striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, flathead catfish and channel catfish.
4. Horseback Riding
Take a gorgeous sightseeing trip of the winter landscape from the back of a well-mannered horse. Many bird watchers enjoy using this method to search out the many varieties of birds in the area. Follow the link for more information about horseback riding near Murphy NC.
5. Cherokee County Historical Museum
If it’s too cold for a day of outdoor adventuring, you can stay nice and toasty at the Cherokee County Historical Museum. Come learn about the state’s Native American and pioneer settlers. Enjoy a large collection of Cherokee artifacts, antique farm implements, and vintage household items.
Fun and some serious relaxation await those who plan to spend some time this winter in Murphy NC. Come stay with us at Mountain Country Cabins while you enjoy the area, and you can be assured of a comfortable stay with all of the amenities you need for a spectacular vacation. Check out our North Carolina Cabin Rental Specials page to learn all about our latest deals and promotions!