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...
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...
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...
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 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 ...