HOMEGROWN BLOG

Subscribe to our blog

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…


Time to “Choose & Cut” the Perfect Christmas Tree

November 17, 2014

Every holiday season, starting in mid-November, the choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms nestled among the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina attract visitors both near and far in search of the perfect Christmas tree. Haywood County is home to four locally owned and operated farms specializing in North Carolina Frazier firs. Tree-seekers search the mountainside for Read more…


The Indian Marker Tree at The Swag

November 10, 2014

On a recent visit to The Swag Country Inn in Waynesville, I learned about an intriguing point of interest located near the Inn along the Cataloochee Divide Trail.  This hiking trail is one of the main paths that weaves you through the mountains and terrain surrounding the Cataloochee Valley area of Haywood County.  A very Read more…


Cataloochee Ski Area now open for its 54th season!

November 6, 2014

It is music to any skier or snowboarders ears: Cataloochee Ski Area is now open and ready for it’s 54th winter season.  With opening day taking place this past Sunday, November 2nd, several of Cataloochee’s slopes were groomed and ready to welcome the season’s first skiers and snowboarders to some of the best conditions in Read more…


Fresh skiing in the Smoky Mountains

November 5, 2014

Devil’s Courthouse Tunnel Road Closure & Detour Directions

November 3, 2014

Starting on Monday, November 3rd, a full road closure will be in effect at the Devil’s Courthouse Tunnel on the Blue Ridge Parkways through May 2015.  Blue Ridge Parkway officials recently announced the closure of a small section of motor road between existing gates at Milepost 420.3 near US Forest Service Road 816 (Black Balsam Read more…


The Legend of Boojum

October 27, 2014

Have you ever hiked deep into the North Carolina Smokies and gotten the distinct feeling as if something was watching you? And were you certain you saw something out of the corner of your eye only to find it was just the rustling of dead leaves on a tree. But wait…was it only the leaves Read more…


This Weekend’s Haywood Happenings – October 24 – 26

October 24, 2014

Heading to the NC Smokies for the weekend?  Good, because we’ve got plenty to keep you occupied during your stay!  From majestic hikes and scenic stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway to farm-fresh agri-adventures and some of the most authentic homegrown mountain music you’ll ever tap your toe to.  To check out the long list Read more…


Haywood County’s Historic Cemeteries

October 20, 2014

It’s no secret that Haywood County is rich in authentic Appalachian history. Established in 1808, the county has a story over 200 years in the making. The area is home to generations of families that settled the area and planted ties that still exist today. Many visitors are drawn to the area just to explore Read more…


The Weekend’s Haywood Happenings – October 17 – 19

October 17, 2014

Heading to the NC Smokies for the weekend?  Good, because we’ve got plenty to keep you occupied during your stay!  From majestic hikes and scenic stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway to farm-fresh agri-adventures and some of the most authentic homegrown mountain music you’ll ever tap your toe to.  To check out the long list Read more…


«
Page 1