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 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 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...
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...