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Hiking Safety 101

The Smokies and hiking go together like peas and carrots. When you head here, you know there’s an adventure waiting just outside your door. Take a moment to refresh your hiking safety knowledge before your next trek through the Smoky Mountains! While you might not encounter any challenges on your scenic hike, we’ll feel better […]

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Where to Watch the Monarch Migration in the Smoky Mountains

You’ve seen their recognizable orange, black, and white patterned-wings fluttering around before, but have you seen the monarch butterflies cover the mountains of Western North Carolina as they migrate south for the winter? Their 2,500-mile journey to Mexico’s warmer climate leaves our landscape covered in their beautiful orange hue. It’s a sight worth seeing, and you can […]

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How to make yourself at home in Haywood County

If you’re planning on packing up and heading towards our neck of the woods for a while—maybe you’re working remote or taking advantage of e-Learning—you’re in for a real treat. There’s plenty of inspiration and adventure to fill your days in the NC Smokies! But, we know there are some parts of “home” that you […]

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Learn From Home in Haywood County

Virtual learning has thrown many of us for a loop. For your kids, it’s a challenge just to sit still sometimes. So, what if you headed off to a place where exploring is encouraged—where coloring outside the lines is a good thing? There’s no better place to e-learn than right here in our mountain towns […]

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Display YOUR image on our Postcards!

We want your photo on our next Postcard! We’re looking for the best landscape oriented images that show off the beauty of Haywood County and our mountain destinations of Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Clyde, and Canton! We’re also looking for Blue Ridge Parkway shots, hiking destinations, Elk, sunsets, aerial views, Great Smoky Mountains National […]

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#WFH Means Work from Haywood

Like most things in life right now, working from home is weird. We can roll out of bed just in time for that daily all-hands-on-deck conference call, and no one will ever know—as long as our cameras are off. But, the challenge of adjusting to this unusual routine presents a few advantages. One of the […]

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10 Things to do in the Smokies this Labor Day

Kick off the last month of summer with an adventure-packed Labor Day weekend. Here are 10 things to do in Haywood County while enjoying your long weekend:  Drop a Line When it comes to relaxing a trip away, fishing is a strong start. Our Mountain Heritage Trout Waters in Waynesville and Maggie Valley offer some […]

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Answer the Call of the Open Road and Rest Your Head at Route 19 Inn

In an age of social distancing and the need for wide open spaces, Route 19 Inn answers the cravings of your road tripping heart while providing a clean and safe environment. This 1948 classic motor lodge nestled in a wooded enclave at the convergence of two trout streams offers retro vibes and modern amenities. Sitting […]

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Kid-Friendly Haywood County

Play Now: Kid-Friendly Things to Do This Summer in Haywood County

It’s the peak of summer, where mornings are jumpstarted by bird songs and the evenings wind down with a glass of sweet tea or a local, cold brew (if you’re of age) against the backdrop of mountain peaks. Relaxing, right? It’s the kind of peace that only comes when the kids have had an adventure-packed […]

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What’s Up with Maggie? Written by a Cataloochee Elk.

Hay there, it’s me, Hooves. You might know me better as one of the elk in Cataloochee Valley. Come on, you know who I am—I’ve got the legs and all the fur? I could have sworn I spotted you taking a picture of me once. (Thankfully, you got my good side.) Anyways, enough about you […]

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Press Paws and Refresh in the Smokies

Fresh Smoky Mountain air, wide-open spaces, and a pocketful of treats make for a doggone good weekend if you ask us! Lucky for you and your best friend on four legs, we’ve got plenty of the first two, and we know a spot that can help with the third. If you’re looking for a weekend […]

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