Pictures from Franklin, NC's 2012 April Fool's Trail Days

The ride to Franklin, NC, is as easy as it is beautiful.

The scenery is simply magnificent and the residents typify Southern hospitality.

Franklin livens up during the April Fool's Trail Days, a celebration honoring the nearby Appalachian Trail that thru-hikers trek from Georgia's Springer Mountain to Maine's Mount Katahdin in search of adventure, the outdoors and themselves.

As you'll see from the pictures below, there's something for everyone in the family at April Fool's Trail Days.

We'll see you in Franklin in 2013!

About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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A great time was had by all who spent a few hours at Franklin, NC's 2013 April Fool's Trail Days. Here's proof.

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We hope to see you at one of the 2014 Appalachian Trail events that take place all along the AT -- from Maine to Georgia.