Our logo was designed by Niki Kordus with Cherokee County's heritage in mind.

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Our logo was designed by Niki Kordus with Cherokee County's heritage in mind.

 

home of the
Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trails
and
the Scenic Circle  eco-destinations guide books
to the great outdoors' attractions- day trips from Murphy, NC

 

Welcome to Heritage Partners
of Murphy, Cherokee County NC

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Our Purpose:
Benefit the community by strengthening its sense of place, and by attracting a
 sustained base of heritage, ecological and agricultural tourism.

Our Mission:
Promote public awareness, education and good stewardship of the community’s
natural, historic, and cultural resources. Serve as a planning, educational, and
community-initiated development resource to conserve and renew these unique assets
 for the benefit of many generations to come.

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The Murphy
River Walk &
Canoe Trails

Click on the link above
to find out WAY more . . .

 

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Introducing the 2016 River Walk Calendar!
[yes, it's a fund-raiser for the River Walk]

now available for $12 each* at The Curiosity Shop Bookstore
in downtown Murphy NC - and all $12 goes to the River Walk

*cash or check payable to River Walk; $12.50 for credit card transactions

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Click here to see the back side of the calendar
for a preview of what's inside!

Appreciation is expressed to Debra and Dave Vanderlaan,
Celebrate Life Gallery,
for their generous creation and donation of this limited edition, fine art
photography calendar of the River Walk!

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The Scenic Circle

Click on the link above to find out more . . .

 

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The NEXT Scenic Circle Publication coming in 2015!

Heritage Partners is now working on the next, and ultimate, Scenic Circle publication for release in 2015.
 With the new and complete  publication, the Scenic Circle I and II editions will be retired
 in preference to a full color, comprehensive guide to our area's beautiful natural attractions -
capturing the best of Scenic Circle I and II, as well as additional attractions. 
Way finding can be whatever you like - see one or an entire day trip drive, mapped from
the Cherokee County courthouse.  Published trail guide author Dr. Liz Carter, along with project team volunteers,
are now at work developing the publication's content for printing.  And hey- we'll also be making available
an e-publication version to download if you prefer! 

Heritage Partners says THANK YOU to the funding partners for this next publication:
The Cherokee County Tourism Development Authority
the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

and for generous contributions from Wells & West;  Murphy Power Board; Digital Creations USA


Scenic Circle I and Scenic Circle II Now
On Sale!

With both editions now in their third printing, these popular eco tourism publications provide guided tours to the area's
 beautiful natural attractions. Authored by volunteer and published trail guide author Dr. Liz Carter,
you'll want to enjoy the explorations found in both Scenic Circle I and Scenic Circle II.
The books have detailed driving directions, photographs of your destinations, and a map for way-finding.
How cool is that.

The Scenic Circle I and II editions are now available for purchase for 2/$5 at these locations:


The Curiosity Shop Bookstore
46 Valley River Avenue in The Shoppes of Murphy - historic downtown Murphy


The Cherokee County Chamber & Welcome Center
805 West US Hwy 64/74 in Murphy (look for the marquee at the road)


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Links to some of our favorites . . .

 

The annual Art, River & Music Festival - first Saturday in June
 in Historic Downtown Murphy

sponsored by the Cherokee County Arts Council

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First Friday Murphy Art Walk Historic Downtown Murphy
sponsored by the Valley River Arts Guild - May through October

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Cedar Valley Farmers Market, Saturdays April-November, Historic Downtown Murphy

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The John C. Campbell Folk School

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Visit Cherokee County NC - Andrews, Murphy, Brasstown

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Murphy NC STEP - that stands for small town economic prosperity!

Heritage Partners is the proud 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor of the Murphy NC STEP
 Payne Street Boat Ramp Project and the
Piney Knob Trails Mountain Hiking and Mountain Bike Trails Project.

 

Piney Knob Trails- Mountain Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails Coming Soon!

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The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce/Welcome Center
 

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Our logo was designed by Niki Kordus with Cherokee County's heritage in mind.

Email Us

 

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Thank you for visiting Heritage Partners, and we hope you enjoy what you can see on-line.
Volunteers and contributions are always welcome and appreciated. Volunteers meet monthly on the third Thursday,  4:00 pm in the Murphy Power Board/City Hall conference room
 on Peachtree Street, February-October. All are welcome.

 

Heritage Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your contributions to its good works for the community
are tax deductible. All projects, publications and events are made possible by private contributions and matching grants.
You can help with a particular initiative, or allow your contribution to go toward all projects. Your check goes to:

Heritage Partners
P.O. Box 1152
Murphy, NC 28906

Thank you!

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