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Spring Fly Fishing Report from The Hunter Banks Co.

April 28, 2015

I love spring in Haywood County.  It is such an exciting time in the mountains because everyone begins to venture back outdoors to enjoy the many incredible activities available in our area.  I love it when people come into our visitor centers craving a new adventure as they inquire about the best local hikes, bike Read more…

Take a Tour of Pure & Simple Haywood County

April 20, 2015

Are you planning a Smoky Mountain adventure but not sure where to start? Well that is what we are for!  We love to help folks plan their upcoming vacations to Haywood County…in fact, we love it so much that we’ve gone ahead and put together a variety of itineraries to help you make the most Read more…

Cataloochee Valley Named “10 Best US Safaris” by Fodors Travel

April 13, 2015

Did you know that you don’t have to trek all the way to Africa just to experience an authentic wildlife safari? You might just be surprised to find there are some really unique ways to get up close and personal with wildlife here in the US, including right here in Haywood County.  We are excited Read more…

Wheels Through Time Now Open!

April 6, 2015

Wheels Through Time Museum, home to the world’s premier collection of rare American Vintage Motorycles, opened for the 2015 season on Thursday, April 2. Located 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, in beautiful Maggie Valley, NC, this All-American motorcycle museum houses over 300 of America’s rarest and most historic classic motorcycles, with over 30 Read more…

April Showers Bring….Fresh Music!

March 30, 2015

Can you believe it is almost April? Winter is quickly drifting away and the NC Smokies are coming alive with all the sights and sounds of Spring.  April is a great time to visit Haywood County for many reasons.  One of my favorites is watching the daily transformation of the mountains turning from a dull Read more…

Enjoy a taste of Haywood at the Melange of the Mountains Culinary Weekend

March 23, 2015

Join us for the 2015 Mélange of the Mountains MARCH 26 – MARCH 29, 2015 The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Haywood County Tourism Authority and Buy Haywood will host our 11th Annual Mélange of the Mountains, a Culinary Gala, presented by Duke Energy on March 26, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Laurel Ridge Read more…

Waynesville to Host the 2015 Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to Coast” Ride

March 16, 2015

After months of behind the scenes planning and coordinating, the North Carolina Amateur Sports organization and Cycle North Carolina recently announced that the Town of Waynesville has been named as the starting host town for the 2015 “Mountains to Coast” Bicycle Tour in September. The organization made the official announcement on Sunday, March 8 at Read more…

Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War

March 2, 2015

The Haywood County Civil War Sesquicentennial, entitled “Last Shot Fired” will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Haywood County. The series of events will take place over three weekends in April, May and June of 2015. These events will educate and entertain, and will appeal to a variety of visitors from all Read more…

A Winter Reminder about Blue Ridge Parkway

February 23, 2015

As we enter the last week of February, I know a lot of you are starting to dream of bidding winter adieu and welcoming spring with wide open arms.   I can’t blame you.  After last weeks cold blast, I think we’re all dreaming of dogwoods in bloom and chirping cardinals.  While the first official Read more…

Three Cheers for Boojum Brewing!

February 16, 2015

There has been something brewing in Haywood County for a while and we’re not just talking about our AWESOME craft beer scene.  After months of anticipation, we are excited to announce the official grand opening of Haywood County’s FOURTH craft microbrewery, Boojum Brewing Company. If you’re a fan of craft beer, and we know there Read more…

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