Making Mountain MemoriesWHERE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA BEGINS
Where Western North Carolina
It is known far and wide – at least in far western North Carolina – that Western Carolina extends at least 2 hours west beyond where most maps place it. In fact, search Western North Carolina in Google Earth, and notice how the pin drops you somewhere EAST of Asheville. But the truth is Western North Carolina begins in Cherokee County, North Carolina, where Murphy NC is the county seat. This scenic wonder is home to all sorts of adventures year-round, seasonal festivals, relaxing get-aways, and memory-making activities for the entire family. Come to Where WNC Begins and start making your MOUNTAIN MEMORIES!
Scroll down in this section to see the Recreation Areas, Watersports, Trails, Waterfalls, and other points of interest in our beautiful neck of the woods.