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Topton is a small town located near Lake Nantahala in the mountains of western North Carolina. Here, the mountains stand guard over quaint, country towns and sparkling lakes and streams, making it a perfect place for a quiet and relaxing vacation. Activities on the Lake Nantahala include swimming, boating and fishing, with hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and camping available onshore. The nearby Nantahala River, which is just south of the lake, is well known for its whitewater rafting and fly-fishing, and upstream from all the whitewater action are quite a few impression waterfalls. Just past the falls, take Wayah Road for a very scenic drive to Wayah Bald and its mile-high overlook from an old stone firetower. The town of Topton is also just a short drive to Maggie Valley, which attracts skiers and snowboarders from all over the East Coast to its snowy peaks in the wintertime. The town of Franklin is approximately 18 miles away and is known for its gem mining, antique shops, art galleries and fine restaurants. The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Cherokee Indian Reservation and Great Smoky Mountains National Park are less than an hour away from Topton, and the Smoky Mountains resort town of Gatlinburg is an hour and a half away.

Surrounding areas: Nantahala, North Carolina (3.5 mi), Lake Nantahala, North Carolina (5.0 mi), Aquone, North Carolina (5.1 mi), Andrews, North Carolina (7.5 mi), Robbinsville, North Carolina (7.9 mi), Stecoah, North Carolina (8.5 mi), Nantahala Gorge, North Carolina (11.0 mi)

Topton Vacation Rentals




Topton Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Andrews Valley InnBeavercreek RdAndrews, NC7.5 mi.(888) 777-7901
Microtel Inn & Suites Robbinsville107 Rodney Orr By-PassRobbinsville, NC7.9 mi.(828) 479-6772
San-ran MotelRobbinsville, NC7.9 mi.(828) 479-3256
Microtel Inn & Suites81 Allman DrFranklin, NC18.6 mi.(828) 349-9000
Snow Hill Inn531 Snow HL RdFranklin, NC18.7 mi.(828) 369-2100
Charleston Inn208 Arlington AveBryson City, NC18.8 mi.(828) 488-4644
Nantahala Village Mountain Resort9400 Hwy 19 WestBryson City, NC19.2 mi.(828) 488-2826
Sleep Inn500 SPG StBryson City, NC19.2 mi.(828) 488-0326
Days Inn1320 E Main StFranklin, NC19.6 mi.(828) 524-6491
Best Western Murphy1522 Andrews RdMurphy, NC19.8 mi.(828) 837-3060
Hampton Inn244 Cunningham RdFranklin, NC20.1 mi.(828) 369-0600
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites300 Big Sky DrHiawassee, GA20.8 mi.(706) 896-8884
Ramada Inn Lake Chatuge Lodge653 Hwy 76Hiawassee, GA20.8 mi.(706) 896-5253
Days Inn754 Hwy 64 WMurphy, NC21.7 mi.(828) 837-8030
Econo Lodge100 Ter StMurphy, NC21.7 mi.(828) 837-8880
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites130 Holiday DrMurphy, NC21.7 mi.(828) 837-1111
Ela Motor Court5280 Ela RdBryson City, NC22.8 mi.(828) 488-2284
Lloyd's On The River5370 Ela RdBryson City, NC22.8 mi.(828) 488-3767
Holiday Inn Express64 White Oak LnDillard, GA25.6 mi.(706) 746-3383
Knights Inn3 Best Inn WayDillard, GA26.2 mi.(706) 746-5321
Best Western River Escape Inn And Suites248 Wbi DrDillsboro, NC26.8 mi.(828) 586-6060
Mountain Creek Cottages162 Dicks CRK RdDillsboro, NC26.8 mi.(704) 586-6042
Comfort Suites35 Hwy 441 NorthCherokee, NC26.9 mi.(828) 497-3500
Days Inn Smokey Mountain Inn660 Painttown RdCherokee, NC26.9 mi.(828) 497-2300
Econo LodgeUs Hwy 19Cherokee, NC26.9 mi.(828) 497-4575
Fairfield Inn & Suite - Cherokee568 Painttown RdCherokee, NC26.9 mi.(828) 497-0400
Hampton Inn185 Tsalagi RdCherokee, NC26.9 mi.(828) 497-3115
Holiday Inn CherokeeHwy 19 WCherokee, NC26.9 mi.(828) 497-9181
Holiday Inn Expres Hotel & Suites376 Paint Town RdCherokee, NC26.9 mi.(828) 497-3113
Holiday InnHwy 19 SCherokee, NC26.9 mi.(828) 497-9181
Microtel Inn & Suites674 Casino TrlCherokee, NC26.9 mi.(828) 497-7800
Quality Inn-cherokeeUS 441 N BypCherokee, NC26.9 mi.(828) 497-4702
Ramada Limited196 Painttown RdCherokee, NC26.9 mi.(828) 497-4231
Sleep InnHwy 441 Pob 1956Cherokee, NC26.9 mi.(828) 497-4730
TravelodgeAcquoni RdCherokee, NC26.9 mi.(828) 497-2226
Baymont Inn-Cherokee/Smoky MTNS1455 Acquoni RdCherokee, NC28.1 mi.(828) 497-2102
Best Western Great Smokies Inn1636 Acquoni RdCherokee, NC28.1 mi.(828) 497-2020
Comfort InnHwy 23/74Sylva, NC28.3 mi.(828) 586-3315
Seasons InnBox 10 On The SQBlairsville, GA29.4 mi.(706) 745-1631
Holiday Inn Express333 Fisher StBlairsville, GA29.6 mi.(706) 745-6844
 
Bed & Breakfast
Angels Landing Inn94 Campbell StMurphy, NC21.5 mi.(828) 835-8877
Freeze House Bed And Breakfast71 Sylvan HeightsSylva, NC28.3 mi.(828) 586-8161

Topton Weather & Climate

The Mountains of North Carolina range from 800 feet to over 6,600 feet and topography affects the local weather. Expect temperatures to be 10 to 20 degrees cooler on the mountaintops. Spring is unpredictable, particularly at the higher elevations. Snow may fall in March, but by May, things warm up with daytime highs in the 80s. Summer is warm and humid, but more pleasant at the higher elevations. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are common in the summertime. Winter is generally moderate, but extreme conditions can occur in the mountains. It's not unusual to have warm temperatures in the valleys and snow in the higher areas. In the lowlands, snows of one inch or more occur just 1-5 times per year. More frequent and deeper snows fall at the higher elevations.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 48°F 25°F 7.17 in. -
February 52°F 27°F 6.09 in. -
March 60°F 34°F 6.97 in. -
April 68°F 40°F 5.18 in. -
May 76°F 49°F 5.37 in. -
June 82°F 57°F 5.54 in. -
July 85°F 61°F 5.00 in. -
August 85°F 60°F 5.50 in. -
September 80°F 54°F 4.45 in. -
October 70°F 41°F 3.51 in. -
November 60°F 33°F 5.33 in. -
December 51°F 27°F 6.02 in. -

Topton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Mc Ghee Tyson airport (TYS) located about 42 miles northwest of Topton in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge airport (GKT) located approximately 43 miles north of Topton in Sevierville, Tennessee, the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located roughly 66 miles east of Topton in Asheville, North Carolina, and finally the Moore Murrell airport (MOR) located around 67 miles northeast of Topton in Morristown, Tennessee.

Topton Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC26.9 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC26.9 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN38.3 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN38.3 mi.
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC38.9 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN43.6 mi.
 
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA76.2 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA101.6 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Chatuge Shores Golf CourseHayesvilleNC15.3 mi.
Mountain Harbour Golf & Yacht ClubHayesvilleNC15.3 mi.
Franklin Golf CourseFranklinNC18.7 mi.
Mill Creek Country ClubFranklinNC18.7 mi.
Cherokee Hills Golf & Country ClubMurphyNC21.4 mi.
Smoky Mountain Country ClubWhittierNC23.1 mi.
Butternut Creek Golf CourseBlairsvilleGA29.4 mi.
Laurel Valley Country ClubTownsendTN29.8 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC27.3 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC38.9 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC76.2 mi.
 
State Parks
Chatuge State ParkGA20.7 mi. 
Moccasin Creek State ParkGA29.0 mi. 
Black Rock Mountain State ParkGA29.1 mi. 
Unicoi State ParkGA36.4 mi. 
Vogel State ParkGA37.6 mi. 
 
Museums
Sequoyah Birthplace MuseumVonoreTN38.5 mi.(History)
East Tennessee Discovery CenterKnoxvilleTN50.8 mi.(Science)
Ewing Gallery of Art & ArchitectureKnoxvilleTN50.8 mi.(Art)
Knoxville Museum of ArtKnoxvilleTN50.8 mi.(Art)
East Tennessee Historical Society MuseumKnoxvilleTN50.8 mi.(History)
Farragut Folklife MuseumFarragutTN50.8 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN50.8 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC69.2 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC78.9 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN91.8 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN91.8 mi.
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA110.6 mi.


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