Local attractions and things to do when staying at 
Castle McKenzie in Murphy, North Carolina

John C. Campbell Folk School
1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
828.837.2775 • (fax) 828.837.8637
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John C. Campbell Folk School provides experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.

The Southern Highroads is a vast network of 4 states and 13 counties with something to offer for the entire family. Stretching across North Georgia, Western North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. With a wide variety of antique shops, arts and entertainment, dining, lodging outdoor activities, and family fun. You can enjoy everything from hiking up Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia or splashing in the Ocoee River white water rafting in Tennessee.  North Carolina holds many treasures from the Harrah’s Casino, with its nightly shows and games, to the Antique Car Show in Andrews for every type of car lover.

241 Depot Street - Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513
1-800-934-1898 - 1-706-632-9833

Our regular 3 1/2 hour, 26 mile round trip winds along the beautiful Toccoa River in vintage climate controlled or open air railcars. The relaxing ride starts at the historic depot, built in 1905 in downtown Blue Ridge, then stops for a layover in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN where visitors have an hour and a half, plenty of time to eat lunch, shop for unique crafts and antiques, snack on ice cream or explore.
A Step Above Stables is located at:
3839 South Mauney Road
Blairsville, Georgia
Phone# (706)

With the romance and mystique of an era gone by, guests on board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will enjoy scenic train journeys across fertile valleys, into tunnels and through river gorges in a spectacular region called The Great Smoky Mountains. This section of western North Carolina offers a wide array of ever changing vegetation and fantastic landscapes.

Whitewater rafting adventures, rock climbing, caving and kayak tours with High Country Adventures. Specializing in whitewater rafting tours of the Upper Ocoee River and Middle Ocoee River in Tennessee for novice and experienced rafters on class I through class V rapids.  Our staff of experience whitewater rafting guides will take you on an adventure of a lifetime in the Great Smoky Mountains on the Tennessee Ocoee River.

High Country Adventures Whitewater Rafting
Tennessee Ocoee River Rafting, Great Smoky Mountains

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Lake Hiwassee is one of the most picturesque vacation retreats in the southeast. With most of its 163 miles of shoreline preserved by the Nantahala National Forest, Lake Hiwassee's breathtaking beauty remains unspoiled. Quiet secluded coves and inlets provide excellent opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, or just relaxing and enjoying the view. From the spring's mountain laurel to the glorious colors of fall, Lake Hiwassee's engaging scenery can be enjoyed year round.

200 Dean Aldrich Rd. - Murphy, NC 28906 - Phone 1: 828-644-5451
Fax: 828-644-0667 - Email: staff@mountainviewmarina.com

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