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Posts from September 2017

5 Overlooks Around Cherokee You Need to Visit This Fall

A pitstop to see natural splendor at its peak is never out of the way, right? If you haven’t planned some time to take in the sights and sounds of fall, then we’re certain you’ll be marking your calendar after you read this post. 

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Wow! 9 Must-See Cherokee Nature Photos

If you haven’t visited before, it’s hard for us to describe just how beautiful Cherokee, NC, is. You have to see it to believe it! But don’t take our word for it. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite photos of Cherokee, NC, taken by some of the most talented photographers in the region. We hope you enjoy them!

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The Tradition Continues at the 105th Annual Cherokee Indian Fair, Oct. 3–7

Every member of the family can plan on having a good time at the Cherokee Indian Fair Tuesday, October 3, through Saturday, October 7, 2017. It’s an event that combines the familiar joy of carnival rides and games that adults may remember experiencing from their childhood, along with traditional Cherokee stickball games, crafts, and food vendors.

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Elk Sightings in Cherokee: Tips for Glimpsing the “Great Big Deer”

If you want to experience elk in Cherokee, the fall “rut” or breeding season is one of the most exciting times to visit. Between mid-September and late October, you can hear “bugling"—the distinctive call of the bulls during the mating season. We spoke to Caleb R. Hickman, PhD, Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Biologist for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, about these amazing creatures and for tips on safe viewing. 

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