Franklin – Discover us!

We in Franklin welcome you to “Enjoy the Beauty and Discover the Life” embedded in the stunning countryside of Southwestern North Carolina. Come explore the beautiful scenery in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Marvel in the mist of 16 waterfalls, visit the Smoky Mountains National Park and enjoy a plethora of outdoor adventures from fly fishing, and horseback riding to bicycling and water tubing. As an official Appalachian Trail Community, Franklin boasts an extraordinary number of hiking trails that are sure to delight nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts alike. Learn about the “Gem Capital of the World” at one of the many gem shops or visit one of the nine gem mines in the area to search for rubies, sapphires, garnets and other native stones. Join us and experience the beauty and southern hospitality that epitomizes our way of life!