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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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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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Family Friendly Spring Break

Easy Hiking Trails to Explore in the Smoky Mountains

There’s nothing quite like the NC Smokies: the fresh air is abundant and you’re more ready than ever to get out into some wide open, uncrowded spaces and start adventuring. The good news is, you don’t have to be a seasoned mountaineer to take on these trails: all you need for a light Smoky Mountain hike […]

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Day Trips to Haywood County

Another weekend has come and gone, along with another opportunity to spend a day here in the heart of the Smokies. Not only are day trips to Haywood County full of excitement and plenty to do once you reach us, but the drive itself is an adventure full of sweeping vistas and rugged mountain terrain. […]

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The Adventurer’s Guide to Western North Carolina

There’s no denying it: Western North Carolina was made for adventurers. After all, this land is the Gateway to the Smokies. It’s where the meandering Blue Ridge Parkway carves through the scenic Great Smoky Mountains National Park, opening up its valleys, ridges and waterways to be uncovered by eager explorers. In other words, if you’re […]

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#trashtag in the Smokies with Steven Reinhold

#TrashTag: A Wholesome Challenge Goes Viral

One man’s trash, is still trash if it’s litter. Over the weekend and in the blink of an eye, as most viral challenges go, the #trashtag challenge swept the nation and the world on social media. The challenge is simple, head to an outdoor area covered in litter and snap a pic before and after […]

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Devil's Courthouse

Winter Hike to Devil’s Courthouse

Don’t let the Blue Ridge Parkway closing in the Winter keep you from hiking! This 4ish mile hike will take you from Hwy 215 to Devil’s Courthouse and back. Enjoy amazing long range views and access to the Parkway with no cars! This hike is pet friendly as long as they are on a leash. […]

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Motorcycle Ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway Pavement Preservation Project

Parkway Visitors Can Expect One-Lane Closures in Affected Areas The National Park Service announced that over 65 miles of the historic motor route, between Milepost 359 and 469, will be resurfaced as part of a pavement preservation program on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Work is expected to start in mid-May and continue through September of […]

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Seven Sensational Spots to See the Fall Leaves

This week marks the first official day of Fall (September 22) and if you’re reading this then you obviously have an interest in fall time adventure. Make the most of it with these seven sensational spots for fall color in Haywood County.

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