Andrews, NC -- Craving a dose of nature, history, and local charm? Look no further than Andrews, NC, a mountain town nestled in the heart of Western North Carolina. 

Located in the Nantahala National Forest, Andrews has so much to offer, for outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and art lovers alike.

Adventure seekers will find their thrills on the Nantahala River. Whether you brave the whitewater rapids or opt for a peaceful kayak or canoe ride, the scenic waterways offer an unforgettable experience. Explore the Nantahala National Forest and the Nantahala Wilderness on miles of scenic trails, suitable for all skill levels. Hike through lush forests, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views.

History buffs can delve into the past with a self-guided walking tour of Andrews' historic district. Admire the charming 19th-century buildings that stand as testaments to the town's rich heritage. Immerse yourself in the local art scene at the Valley River Arts Guild, a cooperative gallery showcasing the talents of regional artists. Learn about the region's cultural tapestry at the Cherokee County Heritage Museum, featuring exhibits on Native American history, early settlers, and the local logging industry.

For those seeking relaxation, take a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a designated National Scenic Byway. Soak in the stunning vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains, dotted with vibrant fall foliage or dusted with winter snow, depending on the season.

Andrews welcomes visitors with a variety of charming accommodation options, from cozy cabins and bed and breakfasts to hotels and motels. Indulge in delectable local cuisine at restaurants serving up everything from traditional Southern fare to international flavors.

Whether you seek adventure, cultural immersion, or simply a relaxing escape, Andrews, NC, offers a unique and unforgettable experience in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Ride the rails from Andrews, NC to the Valley River Tunnel in Topton, NC, and back again,  watch the video Andrews Valley Rail Tours



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