Franklin is a beautiful small town nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. In the town center you’ll find friendly people -- with a population of only 4,000, everyone seems to be a on a first-name basis -- a slower pace of life, and rich indigenous history. On the outskirts of town, Franklin lays claim to a vast expanse of wilderness that includes hiking trails, biking trails, white water rafting, hunting, fishing, and waterfalls. It’s also known as the “Gem Capital of the World,” so for any geology enthusiasts out there, this is a must-visit.
As its nickname suggests, one of the most iconic things in Franklin is the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum. It’s not just limited to pretty rocks, here you’ll find old native american artifacts, dinosaur fossils, and more. As far as entertainment goes, visit the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, a beautiful building that hosts drama, live music, and dance shows. The streets of downtown Franklin are dotted with a wide variety of shops ranging from outdoor outfitters to jewelry and home goods. However, arguably the best thing about franklin is it’s natural reserves. As part of the greater Nantahala National Forest, Franklin is within a stone’s-throw from beautiful lookout points, Dry Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, and Whiteside Mountain.
While springtime in Franklin is often touted as the best season, the summer heat isn’t too bad, so feel free to visit any time between March and October. Mother’s day weekend in May is often a time for gem and flower festivals.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Franklin. The hottest month in Franklin is July, when temperatures peak at 90 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 2 ˚F. The wettest month in Franklin is August with 6.91 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 1.67 inches of rain.
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Those needing to get some work finished during their trip to Franklin can pick from 376 places to stay that include WiFi. We have 26 accommodations that come with breakfast included. Choose from 10 accommodations that provide gym options, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to Franklin? Then choose one of the 408 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We track 12 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
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