Attractions

places to go. people to see. things to do.

Every summer, hundreds of tourists flock to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina to visit the Nantahala. Flowing beside the two-lane US Highway 19/74, this lovely river is a striking combination of adventure and calm. The highway is dotted with numerous areas for picnicking and enjoying the river while staying dry. For the majority, however, paddling the river is the greatest attraction.

There are many local rafters who are ready to help make your trip down the river a success. There’s the Nantahala Outdoor Center, the Paddle Inn Rafting Company, WILDWATER, and Carolina Outfitters, to name a few. Book your journey down the Nantahala now!

If you are looking for a getaway to a place of history, prestige, elegance, and both natural and cultured beauty, consider a visit to the Biltmore Estate. From the expansive grounds and gardens to the timeless Biltmore Village, from inspirational shopping to tours of the family mansion, the Biltmore Estate offers something for everyone.
What a beautiful retreat from the busy and noisy chaos of life the Great Smoky Mountain National Park has proved to be to countless scores of people. From misty mornings that are full of refreshing anticipation to the comforting warmth of a summer day and the crowning glories of evening, the GSMP is a haven for those seeking refreshment and rest from the “daily grind.”

The GSMP features a striking diversity of wildlife including hundreds of species of birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians, in addition to what may be the two most attractive sights of all: black bears and elk. There are numerous opportunities to enjoy God’s spectacular creation from the hiking trails that snake through this spectacular mountain range.

 

Lake Chatuge is a TVA lake that features many public boat ramps for easy-access to all water sports. But there’s far more than that! In addition to the access to water sports such as boating, fishing, swimming, and skiing, there are lakeside (yet on-ground!) options for the whole family. The Towns County Recreational Beach is not only a public swimming beach, but also boasts picnic tables and playgrounds for the ultimate family evening by the lake.

The area is also pet friendly, and offers practical amenities such as free parking, public restrooms, and self-guided tours. Additionally, it is open year ’round and is free admission.

The John Campbell Folk School located in Brasstown, NC is well-known for the many folk arts and sciences that are taught there. People from all over the nation have visited the School to learn the dying crafts of basketweaving, blacksmithing, spinning and dyeing thread, millinery, and woodcarving.
Fires Creek picnic area and hiking trails are a haven for many people who visit (or live in!) the mountains of Western North Carolina. The area features a creek that runs right through the woods in the foothills. This beautiful and peaceful place is equipped with many eating areas located at comfortable distances from each other, making it a great place to go — even if there are several others who have also decided to come out and enjoy God’s creation! There are several hiking trails nearby that work well for beginners as well as those who are more experienced in their hiking skills. Perhaps the most famous would be the Rim Trail, a loop measuring nearly twenty-five miles, and rated “difficult.”

Fires Creek is in Haysville, NC – only an estimated 20 minutes drive from Peachtree Cove RV Park.

Seasonal Attractions

 

The Murphy Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from April through October. Located at the L&N Depot, the Market is in down-town Murphy and offers a view of the country town’s centre; it is about 10 minutes from Peachtree Cove RV Park.

Murphy’s Farmer’s Market features locally sourced crafts and produce. Any given market day you can find 40+ vendors offering fruits, veggies, plants, jam & jellies, baked goods, meat, chicken, handmade gifts, and more.

Saturdays, 9am-1pm | L&N Depot, Railroad St, Murphy, NC 28906

 

The Union County Farmer’s Market offers a wonderful array of local fresh produce. The market isn’t limited to produce, however: you can also find a spread of delicious baked goods, spices, cheeses, and other natural foods. Additionally, many vendors offer hand and locally-made crafts such as pottery, art, and soap.

148 Old Smokey Rd., Blairsville, GA

Saturday: 7am – 1 pm | Tuesday: 2pm – 6pm

The Blairsville Sorghum Festival has been a part of Blairsville’s heritage for more than 49 years. This festival takes place every year on the 2nd and 3rd weekends of October. Blairsville is an easy 25-30 minute drive from Peachtree Cove RV Park.

The Georgia Apple Festival is an arts and crafts show in Ellijay, GA, and easy one hour drive from Peachtree Cove RV Park. The 2019 Georgia Apple Festival will be held at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds on October 12-13 and 19-20. See below for more details.

  • 1729 South Main Street, Ellijay, Georgia 30540
  • Saturday: 9am-6pm, Sunday: 9am-5pm
  • Adult Admission: $5, Children 10 years and under are free

 

The Mountain Heritage Festival takes place every year in Blairsville, GA over Labor Day Weekend. The Festival commemorates the history and culture of Union County with activities such as basket making, chair caning, gold panning, quilting, spinning, and activities for children.

August 31, 2019: 9am-5pm | September 1, 2019: 9am-5pm

Mountain Life Museum, 25 School Street (one block south of Blairsville’s town square), Blairsville, GA

Andrews, NC hosts an annual Christmas on Main Street that kicks off the holiday season. The event features 100+ vendors, pancake breakfast, food court, bake sale, live entertainment, children’s activities, photos with Santa, decorated trees for sale, church bells, and a Christmas tree lighting. It’s the authentic, small-town Christmas spirit every year!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Downtown Andrews is about 15 minutes from Peachtree Cove RV Park.