In the western part of Cherokee County lies the Western North Carolina regions which includes various towns such as Andrews, Murphy, Peachtree, Ranger, Marble and a few others. Whats fascinating about this region is the Blue Ridge Mountain and the surrounding Great Smoky Mountains. The who valley is is spread on hundreds of miles. There are numerous rivers and waterways that are found in this picturesque valley that pull people again and again to this region.
The mountain range is steep and reaches to the sky which brings trekkers to this place from around the world. If someone lists top ten trekking destinations in America, this would definitely be in the list at the top five. There are no well-defined trails for trekking here, which makes it more fun. The joy of getting lost in civilization the same way that Cherokee Indians did thousands of years ago is a joy that cannot be defined in words. There are many ancient sites located in this Western North Carolina region. Most of them are found, a few are yet to be found, you could be one of the few people who actually does find a new ancient artifact. Many destinations in this region are still known by their old native tribal names that were given by the Cherokee tribes that lived here for thousands of years. This region was the last stronghold of the Cherokee tribe who protected this land as their motherland. This place is dotted with numerous waterways and districts which make this area fertile. All the waterways are still known by their tribal names. The area is marked by the Nantahala National Forest in the north and east which border this vast region.