We will be on vacation in Franklin in the coming few weeks. We will be taking a day trip from Franklin to Highlands to see the waterfalls. Can anyone suggest any swimming holes, etc., that we can go to either before we reach Highlands, or perhaps even if we travel on further to Cashiers? Just trying to find other things to do to occupy our day besides looking at the waterfalls and shopping in Highlands!
Also, can anyone suggest a unique place for lunch that isn't too pricey? There will be a group of about 9 of us, basically an adult group of 50ish year olds and 20 year olds.