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