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Fresh adventure? Come and get it.

This place is absolutely gorgeous. We’re smack dab in the middle of the North Carolina Smoky Mountains, so prepare yourself for a vacation chock full of outdoor adventure, cultural delights, farm-to-table restaurants, unique shopping, farmers markets, craft breweries, mountain music, and anything else a fun-forward traveler could ever dream of.

Big John

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I love it around here.

Hi. I’m Big John and I’m so proud of this place. A fresh blend of pure mountain bliss and unique Appalachian culture, I love talking about the North Carolina Smokies. Check out these fun videos about hiking, brewpubs, motorcycling the Blue Ridge Parkway, discovering the local landscape along a quilt trail, fishing for trout, and bluegrass.

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Shop Small in Haywood County, NC!

November 24, 2014

Can you imagine a place where farmers grow hundreds of acres of fresh produce, graze cattle, raise shrubs, trees, herbs and bees—create dozens of value-added products like Peach Shine Jam and Rainbow Trout Caviar—while embodying the character of a rural community? Welcome to our Haywood County!   Shopping small on Saturday, November 29th, does not Read more…