In-depth articles about local places of interest.

Don’t let the weather rain on your parade! While Cherokee County is known for our fantastic mountain views, great hiking and biking trails, and outdoor adventures, we are also known for our very unpredictable weather! If you have already decided that today is going to be a lazy day, maybe these......MORE

Cycle North Carolina announces Murphy, NC, as host city for 2024 Mountains Ride Come join us in Murphy, NC, where Cycle North Carolina started its inaugural Mountains to Coast Ride 25 years ago! Cycle North Carolina is paying homage to the 25th anniversary of the Mountains......MORE

The mountains are breathtaking all year around, but especially so in the fall! The patchwork quilt of colors draped across the mountains are vibrant, full and bring visitors to our area from all over the world! We already know you are planning your leaf looking trip, so here are some of our favorite......MORE

The perfect summer night is spent under the stars in Andrews, NC listening to live music from local artists, enjoying some great food from a local food truck and an ice cold drink on a warm evening.  If this sounds like a well spent Summer evening to you then we recommend checking out the Andrews Opry!......MORE

Check off your Summer Bucket List in Cherokee County!   Summer is nearing an end, but before the school year begins and the days get shorter, let’s mark off those final bucket list items! We have made the ultimate Summer Bucket List to help you make the most out of the final days of Summer! Whitewater......MORE

A heat wave has hit Cherokee County and with that comes the need for a cool summer treat to help you beat the heat! We rounded up the best sweet spots in the county to help you keep your cool!  Sweet Tooth- Murphy, NC Sweet tooth is a local favorite! This Murphy staple has been around for years and......MORE

Aside from tons of free outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and swimming, Summer in Cherokee County is the beginning of outdoor festival season and live music! Check out the list below for free or low cost events to check out on your next adventure to the mountains!    Food Truck Friday–......MORE

Weekend Getaway on a Budget!   The kids are begging for a Spring Break trip and you wouldn’t mind getting out of town yourself, but with the cost of gas, food, and daily life expenses rising, who can afford a spur of the moment vacation right now?! A break shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg,......MORE

Spring is slowly warming up the mountains and with Spring comes all the beauty and adventure Cherokee Country has to offer! To help you plan your next trip to the mountains we have compiled all the best activities, places to eat, and things to do! Your next family vacation is about to be a hit! For the......MORE

There is nothing more romantic than a weekend escape to the secluded Appalachian Mountains. We have planned a weekend getaway for you and your loved one, the only thing you need to do is buy the flowers and get in the car and go! Start your weekend vacay off with a homemade bagel or doughnut and specialty......MORE

New Year, New Small Businesses to Love! Check out these 5 businesses new to our area! Volt Nutrition Located just outside Downtown Murphy, Volt Nutrition is the home of well over 100 specialty teas, coffees, and protein shakes with names ranging from the “Red High Heel” to “Captain America”......MORE

Too Cold Out? Check out these Fun Spots instead! Cherokee County Historical Museum Escape indoors to the Cherokee County Historical Museum, filled with rich history on the Cherokee Indians, the blue marble court house, what downtown Murphy looked like in the 1950s and so much more! With so much history......MORE

Christmas on Main– Christmas on Main in Andrews, NC is an annual event in Downtown Andrews joining hundreds of local vendors, crafters, and musicians. This is the perfect opportunity to find one of a kind Christmas gifts and support local artisans! Saturday, November 20, 2021 10 am – 5 pm Magic......MORE

Panther Top- Murphy, NC Panther Top is a moderate 2.3 mile hike, round-trip, with a stunning mountain view and a picturesque fire tower awaiting you at the top. Panther Top is about a 15 minute drive from downtown Murphy and is the perfect spot to capture a colorful fall mountainscape photo. The Murphy......MORE

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