Suli Marsh-Little Tennessee River Greenway

Categories: Play, Hiking & Backpacking, Kid-Friendly, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Dog Friendly Hiking Trails, Outdoor Fun, River Rafting, Tubing & Kayaking, Little Tennessee River Greenway Biking Trails, The Little Tennessee River Greenway


  •  Fishing along the entire Little Tennessee River 
  •  One of 5 main access points to the 4-mile "Little Tennessee River Greenway"
  •  Only gravel parking area (sometimes muddy) 
  •  Very Flat section running beside river perfect for anyone and great for moms w/strollers
  •  Boardwalk accesses the Greenway from the parking area

The Local Scoop

Suli Marsh (Pronounced "Sue Lee") can be accessed via "Riverview Drive" that connects Depot Street in downtown Franklin to N.C. Hwy 28, just North of town. Acceess the Greenway via a boardwalk over the marshy area that was constructed from hard work performed by local volunteers. This section of the Greenway is very picturesque and follows very closely to the riverbank. It is also a very flat and paved section of the Greenway, ideal for those pushing a stroller, etc.
Suli Marsh connects to "Big Bear Park" via "Morris Trace" and runs along the Little Tennessee River for one mile.  There are benches located along the riverbank for your convenience. We recommend using this section for a number of reasons.  Running, walking, strolling, fishing, riding bikes, walking your dog, etc. are all possible here. 

The Local Directions

From Franklin, NC
From downtown Franklin, Suli Marsh is located off of the "Depot Street Connecter" or "Riverview Drive." This road connects downtown Franklin with N.C. Hwy 28 on the outskirts of the town limits. It is also the unofficial start to the greenway system.

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35.19749, -83.38751
Easy via N.C. Hwy-28 North
Riverview Road 
Hike Distance
4 mile Greenway
Macon County
Distance From
Franklin, 1 mile