Cowee - Nearby Attractions

Cowee - Nearby Attractions

The Town of Franklin: Just eight miles south of Cowee on US 28, Franklin is the county seat of Macon County, long known as the “Gem Capital of the World.” The county boasts more than 18 gem mines and gem shops, and a very special exhibit of gems from around the world at the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum.


 

The Little Tennessee River Greenway is one of more than a thousand such trails snaking their way across America turning old canals, abandoned rail beds and forgotten riverbanks into green recreational corridors.  The Greenway consists of a five-mile, 13-foot wide, hiking and bicycling trail that is quiet and friendly and includes picnic shelters, playgrounds, a canoe launch, disc golf, a butterfly garden and more.

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