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Free Weights ~ Cardio Exercise Classes Racquetball ~ Pickleball “Personal Trainer Available” Precor Equipment Open Monday - Friday 6am - 8pm Saturday 8am - 3pm 333 Ball Park Drive, Hayesville, N.C. 28904

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reat Smoky Mountains National Park is a part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina runs northeast to southwest through the centerline of the park. Named the most visited national park in the United States with over 11.3 million recreational visitors in 2016. On its route from Maine to Georgia, the Appalachian Trail also passes through the center of the park. The park was chartered by the United States Congress in 1934 and officially dedicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940. The park encompasses 522,419 acres, making it one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States. The main park entrances are located along U.S. Highway 441 (Newfound Gap Road) at the towns of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Cherokee, North Carolina. It was the first national park whose land and other costs were paid for in part with federal funds; previous parks were funded wholly with state money or private funds. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a major tourist attraction in the region. Over 11.3 million recreational visitors/ tourists and an additional 11 million non-

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recreational visitors traveled to, or through, the park in 2016. The recreational figure represents nearly twice as many tourists as the Grand Canyon, which received nearly 6 million visitors the same year. Surrounding towns, notably Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Townsend, Tennessee. South of the park, Cherokee, Sylva, Maggie Valley, and Bryson City, North Carolina receive a significant portion of their income from tourism associated with the park. The two main visitors’ centers inside the park are Sugarlands Visitors’ Center near the Gatlinburg entrance to the park and Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, North Carolina at the eastern entrance to the park. These ranger stations provide exhibits on wildlife, geology, and the history of the park. They also sell books, maps, and souvenirs. U.S. Highway 441 (Newfound Gap Road) bisects the park, providing automobile access to many trailheads and overlooks, most notably that of Newfound Gap. At an elevation of 5,048 feet, it is the lowest gap in the mountains and is situated near the center of the park, on the Tennessee/North Carolina state line, halfway between the border towns of Gatlinburg and Cherokee. It was here that www.mtnvacationguide.com | Holiday 2019


National Park in 1940, from the Rockefeller Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated the national park. On clear days Newfound Gap offers arguably the most spectacular scenes accessible via highway in the park. The park has a number of historical attractions. The most well-preserved of these is Cades Cove, a valley with a number of preserved historic buildings including log cabins, barns, and churches. Cades Cove is the single most frequented destination in the national park. Self-guided automobile and bicycle tours offer the many sightseers a glimpse into the way of life of old-time southern Appalachia. Other historical areas within the park include Roaring Fork, Cataloochee, Elkmont, and the Mountain Farm Museum and Mingus Mill at Oconaluftee.

overlooks and unique natural attractions such as Alum Cave Bluffs and Arch Rock. Hikers may spend a night at the LeConte Lodge, located near the summit, which provides cabins and rooms for rent (except during the winter season). Accessible solely by trail, it is the only private lodging available inside the park. Both the Laurel Falls and Clingman’s Dome trails offer relatively easy, short, paved paths to their respective destinations. The Laurel Falls Trail leads to a powerful 80-foot waterfall, and the Clingman’s Dome Trail takes visitors on an uphill climb to a fifty-foot observation deck, which on a clear day offers views for many miles over the Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia mountains.

There are 850 miles of trails and unpaved roads in the park for hiking, including seventy miles of the Appalachian Trail. Mount Le Conte is one of the most frequented destinations in the park. Its elevation is 6,593 feet— the third highest summit in the park and, measured from its base to its highest peak, the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi River. Alum Cave Trail is the most heavily used of the five paths en route to the summit. It provides many scenic Holiday 2019 | www.mtnvacationguide.com

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Holiday calendar of Events Andrews

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Santa & Movie - Polar Express

Caboose Cellars/ Andrews Brewing Company

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Lounge Series

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

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Christmas Back Home

Magic on Main - Electric Christmas Parade Downtown Andrews

December 31

New Year’s in Andrews Heritage Park

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Hayesville December 14

Lisa Rock, A Carpenter’s Christmas

Jan. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25

Peacock Performing Arts Center

Caboose Cellars/ Andrews Brewing Company

Clay County Progress Christmas Parade

Lounge Series

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February 7 - 9th

Downtown Hayesville

Valley Town Cultural Arts

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Rex’s Exes @ Dessert Theatre

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February 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

Good Shepherd Espiscopal Church

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Caboose Cellars/ Andrews Brewing Company

The Sock Hops

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Peacock Performing Arts Center

Valley Town Cultural Arts

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O Blues

Beauty & the Beast @ Dessert Theatre

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Beauty & the Beast@ Dessert Theatre Valley Town Cultural Arts

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Peacock Performing Arts Center

March 28th

Vintage Vixens Peacock Performing Arts Center

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LeAnn Rimes You & Me Christmas Tour

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FIRES CREEK TRAIL HAYESVILLE The 25-mile Rim Trail follows the ridge around Fires Creek Wildlife Management Area. The trail, marked with blue blazes, has several access roads and trails. Camping offered at Huskins Branch Hunter and Bristol Horse Camps. Dispersed camping sites are along Forest Service Road 340. Two picnic areas are near the Rim Trail. Fires Creek Picnic Area offers 10 tables and a restroom. Other trails in the Fires Creek area are Chunky Gal and Bald Springs. Along Rim Trail which is a more difficult trail, are rhododendron and spring wildflowers, such as trillium, lady slipper, and Solomon’s seal. Directions: From Hayesville:From Main Street, take Tusquitee Street (SR 1300), go about 4.4 miles. Turn right on SR 1344 and go about 0.7 miles. The road turns into FR 340 (gravel). Drive 0.1 mile to Fires Creek Hunt Camp and 0.3 miles to Rim Trail Trailhead.

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BUCKEYE CREEK TO WALLACE BRANCH - FRANKLIN For Experienced Hikers or or bike riders, this means following a 14-mile country-road route from the Buckeye Creek Trailhead in the Fishhawks to the Wallace Branch Trailhead in the Nantahalas. Section 3 of the North Carolina Bartram Trail leaves the Fishhawk Mountains crosses the Little Tennessee River Valley - that has also designated an 11-mile portion of the Little Tennessee River from Otto to Franklin as a canoe section. This leads in a northwesterly direction to the Nantahala Mountains and doing so, the trail temporarily leaves the national forest, passes through privately owned land and skirts the town of Franklin. Directions: From Franklin, from the US441/US64 junction south of Franklin, drive south on US 441 for 7 miles to Otto and turn left onto Tessentee Rd. Drive 3.8 miles to SR 1640, on left. Take SR 1640 for 0.6 miles, passing houses. Continue into the forest on gravel road for 0.1 mile to the trailhead parking area, on right (private property on left). From there, the Bartram Trail follows the logging road up past the Forest Service gate. Gravel parking lot on the right. www.mtnvacationguide.com

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AREA DIRECTORY Dining

Rocking M Retreat Murphy, NC

Hayesville Chevelles 983 NC Hwy. 69

828-389-6069

Chevelles is not only a Sports Themed Restaurant & Bar, but also carries apparel. Come enjoy Lunch, Dinner and Take-Out or shop anytime at Chevelles. chevellerestaurants.com

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Copper Door 2 Sullivan Street

828-389-8460

thecopperdoor.com

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Fine dining in historic Hayesville. Aged steaks, fresh seafood, full bar, award winning wine list, wine dinners, cooking classes.

Nocturnal Brewing Company 893 Hwy 64 Business

828-305-7337

Brewpub located in downtown Hayesville, NC featuring delicious house-made draughts and a menu that uses as many local, fresh, and organic ingredients as possible. We also have a full bar with wine and cocktails! nocturnalbrewing.com

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Murphy Brother’s Restaurant 1466 Andrews Rd

828-835-9100

Open for Lunch & Dinner. Mon - Sat, Come try our fresh mozzarella sticks, fried green tomatoes, and so much more. We no longer serve Breakfast and are closed on Sundays. brothersrestaurantinmurphy.com

Chevelles 983 NC Hwy. 69

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Recreation Hayesville Clay County Recreation Center 333 Ball Park Dr

828-389-0368

Free Weights, Cardio, Exercise Classes, Raquetball & Pickleball. Open Mon. - Friday.

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Murphy Ultra Star Multi Entertainment 777 Casino Pkwy

828-422-5301

State of the art entertainment complex at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino. Bowling, Billards, & the hottest new Arcade games. Food & Fun for the whole Family. valleyriver.ultrastarnc.com

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Shopping Brasstown 828-835-9982

828-389-6069

HighlanderGallery.com

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The Parson’s Pub 19 Tennessee Street

828-837-4151

Traditional Irish Food with a Mountain Twist. Over 70 Different Varieties of Craft Beer “Look at our Live Beer List”. Open Monday - Saturday 11am - 10pm. See pg 14

Lodging Murphy 800-837-9199

Murphy, North Carolina Mountain Cabin Rentals appalachianland.com

See pg 14

Fish Pond Cabins Fish Pond Lane

828-644-5518

Cute and cozy cabins on pond. Fishing, Boating & pet friendly. Close to casino. fishpondcabins.com

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Highlander Gallery 10079 Old Hwy. 64

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Appalachian Land Company 5510 West Hwy 64 W

Our guests will reconnect with nature, unplug from the hustle and bustle of city life, and reconnnect with self and family and friends in a well appointed log cabin style home.

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is not only a Sports Themed Restaurant & Bar, but also carries apparel. Come enjoy Lunch, Dinner and Take-Out or shop anytime at Chevelles.

theparsonspub.com

404-432-8107

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Fine Arts & Crafts featuring Local & Regional Artists

Murphy Decker Flea Market 75 Blairsville Hwy

828-837-8050

Large flea-market, open Sat & Sun. year round. Antiques, produce, funnel cakes, silk flowers, socks, wood mantles, & natural and Cultured stone.

Diamond Center 560 West HWY 64

See pg 10

828-837-1999

The area’s only full service jewelry store, locally owned and operated with locations in Murphy, NC and Blue Ridge, Ga. The Diamond Center family has been servicing the Tri-State area for over 40 years! blueridgediamondcenter.com

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Tourism Murphy Andrews & Murphy Visitor Centers 20 Tennessee Street

828-557-0602

Find your balance of rest and adventure in Cherokee County, NC visitcherokeecountync.com

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