Bonnie Dupree's Blog Posts

Escape to a World of Creativity and Tradition at John C. Campbell Folk School!

Keith House at John C. Campbell Folk SchoolThe John C. Campbell Folk School is an enchanting haven for those seeking to immerse themselves in traditional crafts and arts. This remarkable institution

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Experience the Ultimate Fall Foliage Spectacle on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway!

Leave your worries behind as you step onto the platform of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and embark on an unforgettable adventure through one of America's most breathtaking landscapes. Picture

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FairyCross Bottle Shop

The Fairy Cross Bottle Shop is relatively new to Murphy and offers wine, beer, cider cheese, and chocolate. They carefully curate an exquisite selection of local and international wines, beers,

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The Cherokee County Courthouse in Downtown Murphy, NC

The Cherokee County Courthouse, the seat of Cherokee County, is constructed of unpolished blue marble that was quarried in the adjacent community of Marble, NC. This is the only Courthouse in North

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Experience the thrill of adventure on Nantahala River's breathtaking route.

Get Ready for the Ultimate Adventure: White Water Rafting on Nantahala River!Just 28 miles from Murphy, going east on U.S. Highway 19 74, is the Nantahala Gorge and River. This hidden gem is nestled

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From Rapids to Reflections: Experience the Ultimate Outdoor Escape on Ocoee River!

Get Ready for an Adventure: Ocoee River White Water Rafting, Fishing, and Picnics!"Are you ready to embark on a thrilling escapade filled with adventure and excitement? Look no further than the

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Gold and Gem Mining in Cherokee County

You probably know that the mountains are filled with various recreational activities; boating, fishing, hunting and hiking to name a few.  But maybe you were thinking of a new hobby.  

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Check Out the Mouth-Watering Menus of Murphy's Food Trucks

If you're looking for some delicious food on the go, then food trucks in Murphy, NC, and the surrounding area, are the perfect option for you! These mobile kitchens offer a variety of tasty dishes

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Discover the Hidden Gems of Murphy's River Walk

Looking for a great way to explore the charming town of Murphy? Look no further than the Murphy River Walk, this 3 mile trail surface, that ends at the Old L&N Depot, is a picturesque walking

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Why Konehete Park is the Perfect Destination for Your Next Family Outing?

Konehete Park is a place where you can come and enjoy the great outdoors. With so many activities to choose from, it's no wonder that people of all ages love spending their time here. From baseball

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Celebrate Independence Day in Style: Everything You Need to Know About Murphy’s Fourth of July Event

The Fourth of July is a special holiday celebrated across the United States, and Murphy NC is no exception. This day of independence, also known as Independence Day, symbolizes one of the most

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Murphy Art Walk

 First Friday of each month - May through December! 5 PM - 8 PM - rain or shine   Are you ready for an exciting evening filled with art, music, food and information? Then join us

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Lake Chatuge

Lake Chatuge is approximetly 26 miles from Murphy. The dam was built by the TVA in the early 1940s for flood storage and flow regulation at the Hiwassee Dam. It straddles the North Carolina and

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Lake Nottley

Lake Nottley is located about 13 minutes from Murphy. Located entirely in Union County, Georgia, The Nottely Reservoir, offers fishing, boat rentals, public launch sites, swimming, and quiet(

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Lake Hiawassee

Murphy’s closest and largest nearby lake is Lake Hiwassee.Most think Lake Hiwassee was part of the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) flood control efforts in the 1940’s.   While

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