Beautiful leaves in the trees during fall in North Carolina.

5 Family Friendly Ways to Experience Fall in North Carolina

If you’ve been craving a weekend in the mountains with your family, there’s no better time or place than fall in North Carolina. The bright, magnificent colors of the changing leaves turn the landscape into a breathtaking blanket of gold, and the seasonal fairs and festivals are fun for everyone in your group. Below is a list of the top 5 family friendly ways to experience fall in North Carolina!

1. A Cabin Retreat

For a fun and relaxing weekend with your spouse and kids, a Murphy NC cabin is the ideal home away from home! We have cozy 1 bedroom cabins that are the perfect size for a small family, and we have cabins with as many as 6 bedrooms if you have a big family to accommodate! The children will stay entertained all weekend with the game consoles, pool table and large screen TVs. You and your spouse will enjoy curling up on the couch in front of the fire and spending the nights soaking in the hot tub. And everyone will love making s’mores and telling spooky stories around the outdoor fire pit. A Murphy NC cabin retreat is definitely one of the best ways to experience fall in North Carolina!

2. Cherokee County Fair

Another family friendly way to enjoy fall in North Carolina is to spend a day exploring the Cherokee County Fair! With famous fair foods like corn dogs and funnel cakes, fun rides and mazes and even a variety of livestock, the fair is a lively and exciting place to spend a day with your family. There are also several bands lined up to play live music each evening! Come with comfortable shoes and big appetites, and get ready to have a blast at the Cherokee County Fair!

3. Hiking the TrailsA hiking trail covered in fall leaves.

The best way to get the true mountain experience during fall in North Carolina is to strap on some hiking boots and spend a day walking the trails of the Smoky Mountains. You’ll see beautiful plants and flowers, wild animals like bears and deer and you’ll even get some great exercise! There are short, easy trails for beginner hikers, as well as long, uphill treks for those of you who are seeking an all day challenge. No matter your level of expertise, the Smokies have something amazing just for you.

4. Cherokee County Mountain Crafters Festival

Located in the gymnasiums of the local middle and high schools, the Cherokee County Mountain Crafters Festival is a lively event featuring local artisans, musicians, dancers, storytellers, quilters and delicious food vendors! Admission is free, and there’s no better way to experience what life is like for the people living in Cherokee County. Plus, the crafts that will be available to purchase at this festival would make excellent Christmas gifts for all your friends back home!

The Millhouse Lodge cabin in North Carolina.5. Family Reunion

Most family reunions have a reputation of being boring and dull, but gathering in the fall in North Carolina is a great way to spruce up the tradition! Our Murphy NC cabins are a wonderful place to spend a couple days bonding with extended family and enjoying getting to know the newest members of the group!

The Millhouse Lodge is a 6 bedroom/4 bathroom cabin that would be the perfect place for a family reunion! Sleeping up to 30 people, everyone will have plenty of room to spread out and feel right at home. And the outdoor fire pit will be everyone’s favorite place to gather around for great conversation and storytelling!

Browse through our awesome selection of Murphy NC cabins, and find the perfect place to call home during your vacation this fall in North Carolina!