Feb 17 2017

Come soar With Us: Kick Start Spring Motorcycle Season in the NC Smokies

Spring is stirring early in the mountains, so pack your saddle bags and head to the NC Smokies of Haywood County for the finest riding in the Southeast. From hair-raising mountain curves to mellow country roads, your quest for motorcycle utopia is over. Looking for waterfalls? We got it. Mountain sc...
Mar 06 2017

Move Over Norman Rockwell, Meet the N.C. Smokies

Authentic is our middle name here in the N.C. Smokies of Haywood County. We all hanker for simpler times, for an escape from the hectic schedules and demanding regimens that define our lives week in and week out. It’s time to leave the hustle-and-bustle behind and immerse yourself in a small-town ge...
Mar 21 2016

The Blue Ridge Parkway: An intricate connection to Lake Junaluska

With the closest entrance only 16 minutes away, the Blue Ridge Parkway remains one of the most popular destinations for Lake Junaluska guests. But few realize that the Parkway’s history is entwined in the history of the lake—in fact, the Parkway wouldn’t come through North Carolina at all if not for...
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...
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 ...
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!
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...
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...