Culture

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Hayesville, A Town Worth Seeing

The Town of Hayesville has a historic courthouse and a historic jail converted into a wonderful museum.

It also has a beautiful town hall and a charming town square with interesting shops and many concerts and outdoor festivals.

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Music and Theater

The historic and wonderful Peacock Playhouse provides regular music and theater performances, and local restaurants also have regular live music.

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Boating, Swimming & Fishing

Hikers, mountain bikers and other bicyclists will find many places to enjoy in Clay County. From the world-class Jackrabbit Mountain Biking and Hiking Trail to Appalachian Trail hiking and much more.

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Arts & Crafts

The mountains and foothills of western North Carolina have been acknowledged for over a century as a vibrant center for hand-made craft. Kilns, glass furnaces, woodshops, studios and galleries dot the map here, representing traditional and contemporary handmade artistry.

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Agritourism

Clay County offers horseback riding, vacation stables, cattle farms, fruit and vegetable farms, barn quilts, farm lodging and much more, such as vacation stables if you wish to bring your own horses.  Agriculture, ranching, beef production and associated tourism is wide-spread here.

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Clay County's Cherokee Heritage

The Cherokee Village, Spikebuck Mound and the site of Fort Hembree are additional places to explore Clay County’s heritage.

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Golf

Clay County has two excellent golf courses: Chatuge Shores Golf Course and Mountain Harbour Golf Club.

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Hiking & Biking

Hikers, mountain bikers and other bicyclists will find many places to enjoy in Clay County. From the world-class Jackrabbit Mountain Biking and Hiking Trail to Appalachian Trail hiking and much more.