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Five Authentic “Must-Sees” in Haywood County

January 20, 2015

  There is something very special about the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Some say its the majestic rolling mountains and their beckoning call to be explored, while others say its the down-home friendly folks who give you the feeling like you’ve known them for years. Or perhaps it is the time-honored traditions that Read more…


Winter Fly Fishing Update from Hunter Banks Co.

January 12, 2015

Did you know winter is a great time for fly fishing in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains?  Despite what many believe, winter is a perfect time of  year to cast a fly on the area’s many well-stocked rivers. Fly-fishing also continues to be a wonderful year-round outdoor activity for all ages and  Haywood County is Read more…


Take a bite out of Farm-Fresh Haywood County…even in the Winter!

January 5, 2015

Its no secret that Haywood County is known for offering some of the best farm-fresh food and agri-adventures in North Carolina.  With over 700 farms encompassing more than 50,000 acres in Haywood County, you are always guaranteed a wide variety of tasty, bountiful offerings.  But what is a farm-fresh foodie to do when the winter Read more…


Enjoy the Holidays in Haywood with our Winter Itinerary

December 22, 2014

Are you heading to Haywood County over the holidays but need a little help figuring out what to do? You’ve come to the right place because we’ve got just what you’re looking for.  Whether its traversing one of the Southern most ski areas in the country with the family or warming up with a locally-brewed Read more…


Winter Hiking Reccomendation – Sam’s Summits Loop Trail

December 15, 2014

I don’t know about you, but winter is one my favorite times of the year.  The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is full of excitement while the months following are dotted with anticipation of hearing that four-letter word uttered by the local weatherman (yes, I’m talking about SNOW).  The mere mention of a Read more…


Shop Local in Haywood this Holiday Season & Win Local!

December 8, 2014

  THINK BIG & SHOP SMALL this holiday season and ENTER TO WIN in Buy Haywood’s #ShopSmall Contest.   Join the efforts of Buy Haywood  and ‘purchase with a purpose’ by using your holiday shopping dollars to invest in the agricultural backbone of Haywood County.   Support of local agripreneurs keeps farms viable and preserves access Read more…


‘Tis the Season for Giving at Cataloochee Ski

December 1, 2014

If your planning to hit the slopes this Sunday, December 7th at Cataloochee Ski Area, might we suggest you not only pack your skis, but pack a box of canned foods or toss in a few of those winter coats you don’t wear anymore. Don’t worry, you’re not going to get stranded in a snow Read more…


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…


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