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Recommended Ways to Spend a Day in North Carolina

Lush mountains and scenic views await those who dream of a relaxing and spectacular vacation. There’s so much to see and do while on visiting the mountains that it’s hard to see all the beauty of the waterfalls, mountain vistas, valleys and wildlife. Since we want to help you you see as much of the spectacular landscape as possible on your vacation, we’ve put together an full-day itinerary of suggested things to do near Murphy.

(Related: Top Outdoor Activities in Murphy)

To Start:

While in the mountains of North Carolina, there’s no better place to rest than the the porch of a log cabin in Murphy, hidden away in the forest. After waking up with a cup of coffee out on the porch of one of Mountain Country Cabin Rentals log cabins, you can begin your journey at the Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center.

The Drive:

From the visitor center, visitors can take the National Scenic Byway at Santeetlah Gap. This 20 mile byway is a nature lover’s paradise with natural landscape and attractions. You’ll see hills, valleys and plenty of wildlife. The area was once a private preserve and still contains wild boar, deer and more.

woman on hiking trail with bright sunlightThe Hike:

After a spectacular drive through the mountains, you can find plenty of other things to do near Murphy, including hiking in the Chattahoochee National Forest.  One of the most scenic trails is the Raven Cliffs Falls Trail. At 6 miles round trip, this trail is filled with gorgeous vegetation and waterfalls from start to finish.

To book your next vacation stay, call Mountain Country Cabin Rentals at (828) 837-5551. We’ll make sure you have all you need for a complete vacation in North Carolina, starting with a luxurious cabin in Murphy.