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Dog-Friendly Itinerary


Love traveling with your pup? Bring them along because Haywood County is one of the best dog-friendly vacation spots in Western North Carolina.  Enjoy puptastic hikes, cool swimming holes, tasty restaurants with plenty of outdoor seating, and delicious breweries that will welcome your four-legged friend with open paws.  There is so much fun to be had that your pup may be begging you to stay an extra day!


Dog Friendly Itinerary

Day 1

Breakfast at Coffee Cup Café Day 1 Start

48 Haywood Park Dr | Clyde, NC, 28721

The Coffee Cup Café

Purchase Knob Hike Day 1 Stop 1

107 Purchase Rd | Maggie Valley, TN, 28751

Purchase Knob Hike

Check out our Craft Breweries! Day 1 Stop 2

130 Frazier Street, Suite 7 | Waynesville, NC, 28786

Downtown Waynseville

A Evening at Rendezvous Restaurant & Tiki Bar Day 1 Stop 3

70 Soco Rd | Maggie Valley, NC, 28751

Rendezvous Restaurant & Tiki Bar

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Day 2

Breakfast at City Bakery & Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery Day 2 Start

18 N Main St | Waynesville, NC, 28786

The City Bakery

Explore Black Balsam Knob Area Day 2 Stop 1

3576 Ranger Station Rd | Waynesville, NC, 28786

Black Balsam Knob

Pick of Afternoon Adventure Day 2 Stop 2

3374 Soco Rd | Maggie Valley, NC, 28751

Maggie Valley

Swimming at Sunburst: Day 2 Stop 3

Hwy 215 | Canton, NC, 28716

Sunburst Swimming Area

Lake Junaluska Rose Walk Day 2 Stop 4

91 N Lakeshore Dr | Waynesville, NC, 28785

Lake Junaluska Rose Walk

Dinner at The Imperial Day 2 Stop 5

117 Main St | Canton, NC, 28716

The Imperial Restaurant

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Day 3

Lunch at Pasquales Day 3 Start

1863 South Main Street | Waynesville, NC, 28786


Visit The Pepsi Dog Park Day 3 Stop 1

Vance St. | Waynesville, NC, 28786

The Pepsi Dog Park

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Along with its picturesque beauty, Haywood County and its five towns of Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Canton and Clyde offer year round activities and events centered around food, heritage, music, art and the outdoors. No matter what experience you choose, we guarantee you will always experience Authentic Appalachian, Pure & Simple! 

The above itinerary is a SAMPLE itinerary. It was created to provide you with an idea of the many wonderful places to visit and dine while visiting the North Carolina Smokies. Other restaurants and attractions can be substituted based on your preferences and seasonality to create a unique itinerary customized just for you. We do suggest always checking for operational dates and times before traveling. For additional help planning your next trip to Haywood County, contact us!

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