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ROBBINSVILLE Graham County’s Road to Adventure A

t an altitude of 2,150 feet, the little town of Robbinsville has a natural beauty that is still unspoiled by crowds and is truly a rare find in today’s world. Located in North Carolina, Graham County is closely aligned with the Nantahala National Forest and borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Appalachian Trail winds through the county on its trek from Georgia to Maine. The county was originally named for William A. Graham who was Governor of North Carolina and a U.S. Senator and was formed in 1872. A sparse population coupled with a rather small land area, Graham County only has three communities: Lake Santeetlah, Fontana Village, and Robbinsville, as the county seat. Located in the SW area of North Carolina, Robbinsville township is nearer to the capitals of six other states than it is to Raleigh. Graham County is practically enclosed by rugged towering mountains on all sides. The western range of the Great Smoky Mountains. The southern boundary is the Snowbird Mountains circling to Red Marble Gap, then swinging northward to Cheoah Bald. The northern border is the Little Tennessee River inundated by Fontana Lake. The Cheoah range and the Yellow Creek Mountains traverse the northern part of the county completely boxing in Graham County. A popular natural attraction is Fontana Lake with some 25 miles of water to explore. The entire north shore of the Lake is located in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Fontana Dam, the highest dam in the eastern United States, was constructed between 1942 and 1944. The various natural and manmade attractions not only lures tourists, but also reels in enraptures filmmakers. Portions of the movies The Fugitive and Nell were shot in Graham County. Two-thirds of Graham County is National Forest Lands that is home to the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Summer 2019 | www.mtnvacationguide.com

Forest and Slickrock Creek Wilderness Area. Lake Santeetlah’s shoreline is more than 75% National Forest and many visitors enjoy the solitude of the lake even on the busiest of summer weekends. Some of the trout streams boast a national reputation and the Cheoah River has first class rapids for the white water enthusiast.  Tsali Recreational Area attracts both mountain bikers and horseback riders. The County has three of the best motorcycle/ sports car roads in America.  The Tail of the Dragon will challenge even the best riders/drivers with its 318 curves in 11 miles.  The 50 mile-long Cherohala Skyway is tamer but offers unsurpassed views of Joyce Kilmer and the Cherokee National Forest.  Moonshiner 28 might bring-up an image of the old rum-runners of the past and there are many other roads to explore in every direction. The Junaluska Memorial Site & Museum is located at the burial site of Cherokee Leader Junaluska near Robbinsville. The museum is dedicated to preserving Cherokee history and culture with displays that include: arrowheads, spear points and other artifacts found in the Cheoah Valley. Finely crafted artwork by Snowbird Indian community tells a story about the valley, its people, and place in American history. Experience the arts and culture of the mountains year round at Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. Housed in a restored 1926 native rock schoolhouse, the Center hosts many events including the summer concert series, artisans gallery featuring over 150 artists, and two annual festivals. No matter if you stay in a cabin, lodge, hotel, or camp, Robbinsville and Graham County offer fine lodging to stay and enjoy the many adventures you will find on your visit. Visit the Graham County Travel & Tourism www.grahamcountytravel.com 1-800-470-3790, 828-479-3790 VACATION GUIDE in the Mountains | 5


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7th Annual Saturday, October 5 4-7:30pm

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August 15, 22, 29 Ladies Night Calaboose Cellars

September 4, 11, 18, 25 Trivia Night Hoppy Trout

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September 6, 13, 20, 27 Game Night Hoppy Trout

Septermber 12 9th Annual Harvest-to-Table Dinner Valleytown Cultural Arts Center

September 28 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Main Street Downtown Andrews

October 2, 9 Trivia Night Hoppy Trout

October 3, 10 Ladies Night Calaboose Cellars

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Tom Tribble – Library 2019 Speakers

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Brasstown Farmer’s Market

Festival Barn – John C. Campbell Folk School

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Moss Memorial Library

John C. Campbell Folk School

Holman Autry

Black Market Haggis

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Contra Dance w/ Scott Russell & Blue Eyed Girl Keith House Community Room John C. Campbell Folk School

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Jonah Riddle & The Carolina Express Brasstown Community Center

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Brasstown Farmer’s Market Brasstown Community

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Jim Lloyd

Festival Barn – John C. Campbell Folk School

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Contra & Square Dance w/ Phil Jamison & Hoot And Hollar Keith House Community Room John C. Campbell Folk School

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Chuck Nation’s Band

Brasstown Community Center

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Lorinda Jones & Sue Richards Festival Barn – John C. Campbell Folk School

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Aubrey Atwater

Festival Barn – John C. Campbell Folk School

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Lillies of the West

Keith House Community Room John C. Campbell Folk School

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Molly Stevens Band

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Peacock Performing Arts Center

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Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues

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11th Annual Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show

Hayesville Historic Square

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Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center

15th Annual Franklin Area Folk Festival

Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center

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Macon County Fair Macon County Fairgrounds

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Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

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Contra Dancing

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ARTrageous – Interactive Art & Music Experience Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

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Butts & Spuds Cookoff Festival

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CCCRA Summer Concert Hayesville Historic Square

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8th Annual Pet Celebration Hayesville Historic Square

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Terry Wenham – Mentalist

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Race for Cupcakes at Lake Chatuge- Run for the Cure of ALS Jackrabbit Trail

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7th Annual Steins & Wine Around the Square Hayesville Historic Square

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Pickin’ on the Square

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Leading Ladies

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Peacock Performing Arts Center

Downtown Historic Murphy

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Murphy Art Walk

Downtown Historic Murphy

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4th Annual Mountain Crafters Festival Murphy High School Gym

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Hustle Souls – Live Music Nantahala Outdoor Center

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Pioneer Chicken Stand – Live Music Nantahala Outdoor Center

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Noah Proudfoot & the Botanicals – Live Music Nantahala Outdoor Center

September 14

SOULTALK – Live Music Nantahala Outdoor Center

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Guest Appreciation Festival September 27-29

Nantahala Outdoor Center

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Music on Square – Southern Rush Courthouse Square

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Chase the Dragon Hill Climb Joyce Kilmer Forest

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Music on Square – New Horizon Courthouse Square

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Music on Square - Steve Jordan Band Courthouse Square

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Music on Square – South 129 Courthouse Square

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Robbinsville Arts & Crafts Festival

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Boating & Fishing on 3.5 acre pond Unlimited Wi-Fi, Free Local & US Long Distance Calling, Satellite TV, Pet Friendly, Washer/Dryer in All Cabins

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AREA DIRECTORY Dining

Murphy

Shopping

Hayesville

Appalachian Land Company 5510 West Hwy 64 W 800-837-9199

Brasstown

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

Copper Door 2 Sullivan Street

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828-389-8460

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

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828-835-9100

Open for Lunch & Dinner. Mon - Sun, Breakfast on Sat & Sun. Come try our fresh mozzarella sticks, fried green tomatoes, and so much more. brothersrestaurantinmurphy.com See pg 14

Chevelles 983 NC Hwy. 69

828-389-6069

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

The Parson’s Pub 19 Tennessee Street

See pg 12

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. theparsonspub.com

See pg 11

Lodging Hayesville Sundowner RV Village 828-389-3241 42 Sundowner Circle This 13 acre, quaint RV/Park Model Village is nestled under a grove of majestic oaks catering to the adult camper (55+) as a haven for peace, quiet and tranquility. sundownerrvvillage.net

appalachianland.com

Fish Pond Cabins Fish Pond Lane

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828-644-5518

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

Rocking M Retreat Murphy, NC

See pg 14

404-432-8107

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. rockingmretreat.com

Murphy Brother’s Restaurant 1466 Andrews Rd

Murphy, North Carolina Mountain Cabin Rentals

See pg 13

Recreation Andrews RidgeRunner Ziplines 828-421-8119 750 Wakefield Rd We are dedicated to providing you primarily a SAFE and FUN outdoor recreation-- with a birds eye view ziplining thru the beautiful flora abundant in the southern Appalachian mountains. ridgerunnerzips.com

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Hayesville Clay County Recreation Center 333 Ball Park Dr 828-389-0368 Free Weights, Cardio, Exercise Classes, Raquetball & Pickleball. Open Mon. - Friday.

See pg 7

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

See pg 14

WagonMaster Adventure Ranch 828-494-9521 359 Adventure Ranch Road

Gem mining, gold panning, mini golf, skeet & pistol range, wagon rides, paintball gallery, cabins, wedding & event venue, pet friendly. wagonmasterranch.com

See pg 11

Highlander Gallery 10079 Old Hwy. 64

828-835-9982

Fine Arts & Crafts featuring Local & Regional Artists HighlanderGallery.com

See pg 3

Hayesville Not So Buried Treasure 828-389-6536 2011 US Hwy 64w We sell Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Home Décor and lots more. Like us on Facebook

See pg 7

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 13

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

See pg 13

Tourism Hayesville Historic Hayesville, Inc. 116 Sanderson Street Historic Hayesville, Inc., in administering the Small Town Main Street program, has a mission to preserve, protect and promote the town square, fostering economic activity, facilitating opportunities for existing and future residents. historichayesvilleinc.com

See pg 6

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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