Andrews Recreational Park off Main Street in town has given residents and visitors a wide selection of recreational activities – traditional and nontraditional – for at least 40 years. The park has two tennis courts, two basketball courts, a softball field, youth baseball-softball field, skate park, pool and community center in the same vicinity, which offers activities for senior citizens. The main recreation office also provides equipment rentals.
The concrete street-style skate park includes a small half pipe and grind rail well suited for skateboards and BMX riders alike. All baseball and softball fields host weekly church leagues, adult leagues, plus Dizzy Dean Youth Baseball and Softball leagues May-July.
Harold H. Hall Memorial Park Memorial Park First Street, Andrews NC 28901
Constructed in 1993, the small but pleasing park is next to the railroad behind Main Street in downtown Andrews. Provides various benches, a gazebo used for many town events, picnic tables and a grass area accented with flowers. In addition to a picnic area, the gazebo is the stage for plenty of music, plays, festivals and more. From June to mid October the park serves as host to the Andrews Farmer’s Market, a place where local farmers sell their grown produce to the public. Andrews’ Christmas tree lighting ceremony is held at this location every year.
Heritage Park Disc Golf Heritage Park Disc Golf
The Andrews Heritage Park lies in the heart of the Andrews Valley nestled between the Valley River Mountains to the South and the Snowbird Mountains to the North.
Disc golf, jogging, walking and kids flying their kites along the newly restored Town Branch and Valley River.
The 18-hole course is open to the public and is free to all. Just bring your discs.
The first hole starts just behind the skateboard park in the Andrews Recreation Park located on Main Street. Shoot from the red tees if you are a beginner, or choose the more difficult white tees if you dare.
We have a video of the Heritage Park Disc Golf under "Watch this" on our main page.
Hope to see you on the course.Cherokee Lake Picnic Area Cherokee Lake Picnic Area From Murphy, take US 64 West, and go 8 miles. Turn right onto NC 294, and go 3 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 313 to enter the picnic area., Murphy NC 28906 828-837-5152
Facilities: Picnicking – 25 units, Drinking Water, Vaultl-Flush Toilets
Attractions: Hiking, Fishing Pier (proper NC Fishing License required)
Enjoy the Peace and QuietHanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area/Campground Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area Murphy, NC 28906, United States 1-877-444-6777
The Ramsey Bluff Bike Trail System is located at the Hanging Dog Campground area (offering overnight camping), and offers under-utilized adventure in Mountain biking, hiking, and cross-country running. The eight mile labyrinth of trails is actually a group of connected loops, allowing an interesting variety of combinations for repeat visitors to explore. The trail difficulty ranges from easy to moderate, and range from 1500 to 1900′ in elevation. Some trails do contain a few obstacles, such as low hanging limbs, the occasional rock or stump, or a strategicallyl-placed mogul, reminding one that this is a National Forest and not a city park.
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3811156.pdf Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trail Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trail P.O. Box 1152, Murphy NC 28906
This beautiful greenway follows the Valley River and Hiwassee River surrounding the historic town center of Murphy, North Carolina. The 3 mile walking trail includes a center loop at the confluence of these two rivers on the backwaters of Lake Hiwassee. Whether you take the trail on foot or put in for an easy paddle along the canoe trails, you’ll enjoy the ecology and cultural heritage along the way.
Click here to preview map of Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trailhttp://heritagepartners.org/the-scenic-circle.html Fields of the Wood A Bible Park with cafe and gift shop 10000 Hwy 294, Murphy NC 28906 828-494-7855
A Bible Park where God’s Word is displayed amid God’s Creation!
Be Inspired by Christ’s Ministry.
From Prayer Mountain to Ten Commandments Mountain and to the All Nations Cross, God’s Word unfolds through marble and stone.
Come to the Mountain to celebrate our Christian Heritage.
Free Admission – donations welcome
The Tomb – Christ’s burial was in a borrowed tomb, similar in size and shape to this one. He did not stay in the tomb, for on the third day, He arose!
Prayer Mountain – 320 steps leading up the mountain depicting the restoration of New Testament truth with markers telling the story of the reformation.
Golgotha Replica – Here, Jesus offered Himself as a sacrifice so that our sins might be forgiven.
All Nations Cross – 150 foot cross atop All Nations Mountain Flags represent many nations that have been reached with the message of Christ (flags displayed seasonally).
Arise, Shine Marker – Identifies the location where the work of restoration continued in the 20th century, and where the foundation of the church (apostles and prophets) is illustrated.
Great Commission – “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt. 28:19 NASB).
Gift Shop, Café, Pavilion, Picnic Areas, Nature Trails, Baptismal Pool.
Park open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Gift Shop & Café hours vary according to the season.
http://cogop.org/fow/ Valley River Park Recreational Park Wilhide Street, Andrews NC 28901
Located on the banks of the Valley River, this park offers visitors a beautiful spot for a picnic or to go fishing. If you’re looking for a little more activity – the park also offers a softball and baseball field.