Get Wild with Haywood’s Animal Encounters

Get Wild with Haywood’s Animal Encounters Things are getting wild here in Haywood County—literally! So many animals of various species and sizes call this part of the NC Smokies their home. While we have our typical woodland creatures roaming around the natural rainforest of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, there are quite a few […]

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A Tasting Tour of Waynesville

Time to fuel your inner Foodie and go on a tour of Waynesville’s favorite restaurants. Don’t let those cravings go unsatisfied. Our mountain town’s culinary masters are ready to whip up a meal that will make your mouth water. Whether you like it sweet, savory, smoked, or Southern, Waynesville has several food options for everyone […]

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What’s Happening in Maggie This Summer?

Get out your planners because Maggie Valley is hosting an impressive lineup of events this summer. We’ve got cars, crafts, chords, and celebrations. No matter what you’re into, you’ll find something to spark excitement this season. Check out our list of upcoming events. American Motor Drome Company: Wall of Death Thrillshow Location: Dale’s Wheels Through […]

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Folkmoot Summerfest Returns in 2021!

Folkmoot, North Carolina’s Official International Folk Festival, returns to hosting programs and events beginning with the reimagining of its Summerfest scheduled from Thursday, July 22 to Sunday, July 25. The festival will be located at Lake Junaluska, Downtown Waynesville, and the Folkmoot Friendship Center. The Folkmoot Summerfest is focused on celebrating American Cultural Diversity. Performers […]

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Celebrate the 4th in Haywood County

Looking forward to Independence weekend? Haywood County should be your destination of choice! We’ve said it before, so you might know that we have lots of affordable places to stay, savory cooking in locally-owned restaurants, and plenty of ways to enjoy the best of summer. But the Fourth brings its own fun ways to celebrate, […]

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Explore Haywood’s Charming Mountain Towns

Haywood County is home to several unique offerings for adventurers with a desire to explore.  Five mountain towns make up this patch of heaven in Western North Carolina with exciting explorations stretching over the mountain tops and valleys of the Great Smoky Mountains. Check out why these towns are so special. Maggie Valley A nostalgic […]

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A Handcrafted Maggie Valley Experience

It’s no secret that Maggie Valley is filled with treasures to delight those seeking adventure. Whether it’s the outdoor excursions, the southern cuisine, or the majestic elk, there is so much to love here. What you might not realize is Maggie Valley is flourishing with handcrafted treasures and specialty artisanal pieces for you to call […]

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Handcrafted Treasures in Waynesville

Waynesville is home to a wide array of talented artisans who are excited to share their craft. These Smoky Mountain makers work with a diverse range of mediums and products to produce beautiful art and specialty products. Find a locally crafted selection of soaps, jewelry, pottery, and more. There’s something so meaningful about taking home […]

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Go with the Flow with Jonathan Creek

Close your eyes and picture the serene sounds of Jonathan Creek. Tune into the quiet chirping of birds, the slight rustle of the tress in the wind, and the rippling of the water as it flows along the rocks. This tranquil creek is more than just a beautiful backdrop, it is one of Maggie Valley’s […]

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Motor-touring through Maggie

Start your engines because Maggie Valley has an exciting lineup of upcoming motor events. Whether you prefer to cruise on 2, 3 or 4 wheels, you’ll want to be part of the action. Maggie Valley is the perfect place for motor enthusiasts to browse vehicles of all kinds and maybe show off their own ride […]

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Change Your Altitude: Top Hikes in Maggie Valley

Get out in the wilderness and experience a new terrain of thought. Visit Maggie Valley for a Smoky Mountain excursion that will really “peak” your interest. Being surrounded by mountains means that we’ve got the perfect variety of hiking trails for all levels of expertise. Climb to spectacular mountain views and flowing waterfalls. You never […]

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10 Family Friendly Games and Adventures

Haywood County is the perfect destination for kids of all ages—even those who are kids at heart. No matter what season, there are so many ways to get out and embrace your wild side. With a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities to choose from, your itinerary will be filled to the brim. If you […]

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