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Sliding Rock

A natural rock slide into a mountain swimming hole

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Silver Run Falls

It may not be the tallest or largest waterfall in the Smokies, but Silver Run Falls is lovely to look at.

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Pinnacle Park

Choose Pinnacle Park for a family-friendly trail that includes huge boulders and a scenic waterfall.

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Pines Recreation Area

The age-old debate of the beach vs. the mountains is solved at Pines Recreation Area where guests can enjoy the best of both worlds. Here, guests enjoy swimming, lounging, paddle boarding and more.

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Panthertown Valley

For a short hike with a spectacular view, take the family to explore Panthertown Valley in Cashiers.

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Mountain Farm Museum

Perfect for history and animal lovers alike, Mountain Farm Museum will transport you to simpler time and place.

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Mingus Mill

Used for grinding corn for more than 50 years, this turbine mill from 1886 still functions today.

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Dill Falls

Located in Nantahala National Forest, this three-stage cascade is sure to impress kids of all ages.

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Balsam Lake

Bring the whole crew out to enjoy Balsam Lake, a tiny jewel in the heart of the Roy Taylor National Forest.

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ADVENTURE AT EVERY AGE

Jackson County is a prime spot for family-friendly fun. Whether it’s a lakefront beach or swimming hole beneath a waterfall, kids of all ages will have plenty to do.
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The Great Balsam Bike Relay

Aug 10  //  Starts: 12:00 pm Ends: 11:00 pm

The second annual Great Balsam Bike Relay will be held in Jackson County, North Carolina on August 10, 2019. The race is unique, combining the discipl

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