Fall leaves along the Blue Ridge Parkway

6 Things Everyone Should Know About Fall in Murphy, North Carolina

If you are looking for a lovely spot for a fall vacation or relaxing weekend getaway, then you will definitely want to place Murphy, North Carolina, at the top of your list. Nestled lovingly in the rolling Appalachian Mountains, you will have the opportunity to enjoy all of the beauty of fall in Murphy NC. Here are six things to know before your visit:

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1. Spectacular Fall Colors

Mother Nature puts on quite a show that normally begins in the first week of October and peaks within the next couple of weeks. The numerous red maples are considered to offer up the most astounding color changes, and you will have the opportunity to see the many vibrant colors of the season.

2. Murphy River Walk

This is the perfect time of year to enjoy this three-mile walking trail. It begins in lovely Konehete Park, and you will pass by both the Hiwassee River and the Valley River. Expect to see an abundance of wildlife, feel free to stop and fish off the pier directly on the river, and take advantage of the many picnic tables and barbecue grills available to help you enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. You can learn more about the Murphy River Walk on its official website!

3. Wildlife Abounds

Visit one of the many nearby parks for a day of hiking on the marked trails. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the abundance of wildlife in the area. You can expect to see deer, elk, wild turkey and bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Black bear in autumn

4. Wonderful Fishing

An abundance of lakes and rivers offer some fantastic fall fishing. There is nothing like catching a fresh dinner of trout and bass!

5. Hunting Paradise

Fall is the time to bring home that prize buck. Other fall hunting opportunities include pheasant and quail.

6. Comfortable Fall Climate

October is the driest month of the year in this area, so you can enjoy the fall season without much of a need to worry about being rained out of your activities. You should be comfortable as well with day-time temperatures normally staying in the seventies during the fall months.

Come stay at Mountain Country Cabin Rentals while you enjoy fall in Murphy NC. Located close to all of the best fall activities in the area, our Murphy vacation rentals have everything you need for a truly stellar autumn getaway.