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We have the best views by miles
Without a doubt, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains make Haywood County a top choice for many outdoor enthusiasts. Haywood County sits at the western edge of the state, with the Blue Ridge Parkway running along its southwestern border. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Pisgah National Forest are located in the northern section of the county. These landmarks boast some of the most breathtaking views and unique experiences you will find in Western North Carolina.
Make plans to visit the majestic elk of Cataloochee Valley or explore the highest elevated points on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. From the adventure seeker to the leisurely leaf looker, the great outdoors of Haywood County have year-round explorations for everyone: waterfalls, hiking trails, pristine rivers, motor touring, picnics, golf, horseback riding, fishing, road biking, skiing, snowboarding, and so much more.
Discover other fun places to walk, bike and play in Haywood County with our WalkBikePlay map!