Photo by Rachael McIntosh, courtesy of Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon
May 19 2016

Embark on an epic “Agri-Adventure” in Haywood County

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 & Rainbow Trout Caviar—while embodying the character of a rural community? This is Haywood County, NC...
Aug 18 2015

Labor Day Weekend – The Grand Finale of Summer in the Smokies

As the yellow buses begin to roll and your kids get back to their normal school-year routines, many feel like summer is officially over. The new school year starts this week in Haywood County and for many of you, school started several weeks ago and some of you are still awaiting the first day back...
Jul 11 2016

Why You Should Weekday Vacay…

You may be surprised at just how much you may enjoy a weekday getaway in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains. If our beautiful mountains aren't enough to entice you to off a few extra days, here are few more reasons why you should consider packing your bags for a week-long getaway in Haywood County.
Feb 29 2016

Ohio Girl Travels Comes to the NC Smokies

Visit NC Smokies recently had the pleasure of hosting a group of incredibly talented and fun travel writers for a winter press trip. Check out what we did courtesy of Ohio Girl Travels!
Dec 12 2016

Celebrate New Year’s weekend in the Smokies!

Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve? You do now! Visit the North Carolina Smoky Mountains in Haywood County to ring in 2017. There is something for everyone to enjoy from family-friendly fun to partying the night away with friends. Check us out! Note: space fills up quickly, reservations are ...
Apr 19 2017

Top 7 WNC Summer Festivals

Spring has sprung and the tough decision arises of just how much music, games, food, and dancing you can fit into one summer. Grab your sunscreen and get ready to enjoy great local brews and bites.  Do you prefer dancing the night away? We got you covered. Or maybe you just want to see local art [&h...
Feb 01 2017

Three Smokin’ Hot Getaways for Valentine’s in the Smokies

Romance is in the air in the North Carolina Smokies of Haywood County, and we’ve got three perfect recipes to help you pull off an unforgettable Valentine’s getaway. Escape to the mountains for a breathtaking couple’s ski trip, wine-and-dine your date with a spa and theater retreat, or cap off a day...
Aug 11 2015

Guest Blog Winner – “Small Mountain Town The Perfect Home”

Earlier this summer, Visit NC Smokies held a "Selfie in the Smokies" Facebook contest where the winner was invited to write a guest blog for our website. We are happy to announce that the winner of the contest was Kim Gardner of Waynesville! She shared some of the many reasons why she loves Haywoo...
Aug 24 2015

Early Fall Color Report – A Stunning Leaf Season is Predicted

The verdict is in and one thing is for certain: Haywood County is the place to be this autumn for incredible fall foliage. According to the early report from our friends over at Western Carolina University, this fall is going to play host to some of the most beautiful autumn color in years. Haywood ...
Dec 01 2016

The Twelve Faves of Christmas

Planning to head to the NC Smokies this holiday season? If not, you may want to reconsider. Whether it's a quick weekend getaway from the holiday craziness of the city or a chance to spend a cozy Christmas vacation with the family in the mountains, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season.
Feb 07 2017

Find a Cure for Cabin Fever in the North Carolina Smokies

The final stretch of winter can seem endless. The novelty of our new Christmas gadgets has worn off and the daylight hours are still stubbornly short. So what now? You need a winter pick-me-up, and we’ve got the solution here in the North Carolina Smokies of Haywood County. Go antiquing and hit an a...