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Order Takeout From These 8 Great Haywood County Restaurants

If you’re heading our way for a much-needed escape, we know one thing’s for sure: you’ve got pretty good taste. When it comes to nailing down that perfect spot to eat, things are little more complicated right now—but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavor! Our Smoky Mountain restaurants have been working harder […]

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A young family having a picnic atop Cataloochee Meadow.

Your Next Family Adventure in the Smokies

Looking to get the family out of the house for a while before they start to tear it apart? Don’t stress—there’s relief waiting for you in our mountains. What will it take for you to enjoy it, you ask? It’s easy: load up the car and take a weekend trip into the heart of the […]

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Dine at Haywood County’s Newest Lakeside Restaurant

The Terrace Bistro has opened at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, offering a rare lakeside dining option in Haywood County. Located on the third floor of The Terrace Hotel, the restaurant has both indoor and outdoor dining options. The Terrace allows for a panoramic view of the 200-acre lake and surrounding Great Smoky […]

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Hay Now, Let’s Eat!

One of Haywood’s greatest assets is the culinary experience you can have while in the NC Smokies. Our mountain towns offer diverse culinary options, many of which are farm to table and locally owned. From curbside takeout and outdoor dining to the new indoor modifications, Haywood restaurants are still cooking up culinary greatness. Below you […]

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Motorcycle Ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Come soar With Us: It’s Always Motorcycle Season in the NC Smokies

How long has it been since your last mountain ride? Whether you’re fresh off a tour or itching to get back on the saddle—you’re long overdue. So, pack your gear and head to the NC Smokies of Haywood County for the finest riding in the Southeast. From hair-raising mountain curves to mellow country roads, your […]

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People jumping into river at Sunburst Swimming Hole

9 Ways to Shake off Cabin Fever in the NC Smokies

We don’t know about you but staring at the same four walls for the past few months has only made us crave outdoor adventure even more. Luckily, Haywood County is full of fresh air, open spaces, and one of the prettiest national parks in the entire country. If you’re ready to get out and explore […]

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Open Adventures in Maggie Valley – Live Blog

Open Adventures in Maggie Valley We’ve missed you. While you’ve been away, our local businesses have been taking every necessary precaution to minimize any risks to their teams’ and their customers’ health. If you’re exploring with us once again, you can do your part by practicing social distancing, wearing a face covering, and limiting your […]

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Open Restaurants in Maggie Valley – Live Blog

Open Restaurants in Maggie Valley We know you’re ready to dig into your favorite dishes. Our local restaurants have been busy preparing their eateries for your return. To ensure the safety of our businesses and their customers, the state of North Carolina is mandating that no indoor dining space can be more than 50% occupied, […]

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The Legend of the Boojum

It is that time of year again – where the days get darker and the mountains become just a bit more eerie with each passing sunset. Halloween is almost here and if you’ve followed our blog for a while, you know there is one Haywood County tall tale we share every year: The Legend of the Boojum.

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Haywood County Zoom Backgrounds

Finding yourself in more Zoom meetings lately with Covid-19 orders in effect? We’ve created these backgrounds to spice up your calls with scenery around Haywood County. To set a virtual background up click Zoom > Preferences > Virtual Backgrounds and then add these photos to the library and select the one you prefer. If you […]

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How to Celebrate the #SpiritOfTravel with a Haywood Staycation

This week we recognize National Travel & Tourism Week by focusing on the Spirit of Travel. The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority (known as Visit NC Smokies) sends our appreciation to our hospitality partners and community. We are all staying Haywood Strong, with confidence that everyone will make it through this together. Folks are anxious […]

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Hearts for Haywood #haywoodstrong

As a way to spread hope and an uplifting message during these challenging times, the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, aka Visit NC Smokies, has launched a new initiative called “Hearts for Haywood.” Our hope is that Haywood County businesses and locals will partner with us to share heartfelt messages of support for each other. […]

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