Travel Advisory (Updated 9/21/21): It is recommended that people continue to avoid travel to the Cruso area of Haywood County. This includes a portion of Highway 276 with bridge and roadway damage. Additional access to the Blue Ridge Parkway is available at 215, 23/74, and 19. The Haywood County TDA will continue to update this travel advisory as new info becomes available. #HaywoodStrong Learn More



Whether you need trip ideas, are a local (or want to live like a local) or just want to peruse all that our little corner of Mountain Heaven has to offer, start here. The options are as impressive as the views. 

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They don’t just call us the Smokies because of the lingering fog that rolls over the mountains every morning—we also do homestyle, smoked BBQ
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
As shopping season approaches and your list expands, don’t be the one giving out the boring gifts. Our locally-owned shops, boutiques, galleries, and markets
When it comes to food, there’s no question that fresh is best! In Waynesville, many of our restaurants work with local farmers to provide
Time to make every vacation day count For a lot of us, working from home this past year has shown just how adaptable we
A winter in Haywood County is best spent embracing the treasures of the season. So, make the most of your time here and plan
The Mélange of the Mountains is an annual event put on by the Haywood Chamber of Commerce and hosted at the Laurel Ridge Country
Spring has sprung and the tough decision arises of just how much music, games, food, and dancing you can fit into one summer. Grab your
The mountains of Haywood County have always been rich with Appalachian culture and heritage, but did you know this area also has a notable