Fall in love with Haywood County this Autumn

There is no other time of the year I love more than the fall season in the Great Smoky Mountains. Autumn is such a special time here in Haywood County for many reasons and I invite you to come experience all that this majestic season has to offer.

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5 Types of Dads and What To Do With Them On Father’s Day

Above is a picture of me waiting on my high school prom date who was late to pick me up. Behind me is my father, who was not impressed with the tardiness of my date. If I recall correctly, upon arriving, my date turned a shade similar to my dress color and stumbled over an […]

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Elk Watching 101

With all the kiddos heading back to school, we thought now is the perfect time for a refresher course on one of the biggest reasons why people visit Haywood County – Elk watching!

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Memorial Weekend: Things to Do in Mountain Towns

Rain or shine you’re guaranteed to have a good time. Check out these local events and share your memorial weekend photos with us using #visitncsmokies. May 26-28: Maggie Valley Spring Rally Mountain Town: Maggie Valley Cost: $20, FREE to all Military/Law Enforcement/Fire Fighters/EMS and their immediate families The largest motorcycle rally in Maggie Valley and the […]

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9 Local Drinks You Need To Experience Before Summer’s Over

Perfect drinks for a hot summer night, we’ve rounded up the top 3 local drinks of each category: Cocktails, Beer, and Wine. If you go out to try one of these delightful drinks, make sure to mention this blog! After trying one, let us know what you think in the comments below, or share your own […]

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Top 7 WNC Summer Festivals

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 sunscreen and get ready to enjoy great local brews and bites.  Do you prefer dancing the night away? We got you covered. Or maybe you just want to see local art […]

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Wild Flowers to Wild Waters Hike in the NC Smokies

Grab your benadryl and best pollen remedies because now is the time to hike! The first hints of summer thunderstorms are rolling through our Smoky Mountains with rain swollen rivers and budding wild flowers, making it the perfect time to seek out waterfalls and take advantage of the Spring weather. Big Creek Trail to Midnight Hole […]

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Ace Your Game With a Golf Getaway to the NC Smokies

Nothing beats the lush emerald green of a golf course this time of year. Dust off your clubs and get into the swing of spring with a golf getaway to the NC Smokies of Haywood County. With five stunning courses in one incredible mountain setting, this golf destination ranks among best-kept secrets of golf insiders in […]

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Celebrate NC Beer Month in Haywood County!

It is no secret that outdoor adventures pair perfectly with a delicious craft beer and that is exactly what you will find in Haywood County, NC. So come celebrate NC Beer Month with us and get your fill of the very best craft beer and epic adventures, all at the same time!

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Winter’s Last Hurrah Makes Landfall in the N.C. Smokies

Winter has rallied in the N.C. Smokies this week, laying down a fresh coat of natural powder at Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley. It’s the perfect excuse to head to the mountains and hit the slopes one more time before retiring your skis or snowboard for the season. Winter has been locked in a […]

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