Recommended "POIs" or Points of Interest located along Wayah Road:
Note: We list POIs in order of their location, Franklin to Nantahala
As you can see, there is so much to do along this route that we recommend taking your time and planning for at least an entire day to take in as much as you like. We suggest at a minimum, taking a picnic lunch or dinner to one of the multiple locations to picnic with our favorite being easily accessible, Arrowood Glade. Be sure to get in a hike with the easiest being the Wayah Bald Lookout Tower.
From intersection of U.S. Hwy-64 West and U.S. Hwy-23/441 North in Franklin take Hwy-64 West towards Murphy, NC for 3.8 miles to "Old Murphy Rd.(SR 1448) on your Right (Wayah Bald sign). After you take the exit, continue down the hill for just under 0.2 miles to Wayah Road (SR 1310) on your Left ("Loafers Glory" gas station will be at the intersection of Old Murphy Rd. and Wayah Rd, so you'll know where to turn).