Blue Ridge Parkway Fall

Leaf-Peeping Adventurer’s Guide to the NC Smokies

The fall season draws many a visitor to our parts. People flock to watch the vibrant oranges, reds, and yellows saturate the skyline—and we can’t say we blame them! Whether you’re planning an extended stay or a motorcycle ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway, you’ll want to keep reading to learn about how to make […]

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September in Maggie: A Month of Fun Events

September can get lost between summertime and leaf season, but the fun never slows down in Maggie Valley. If you’re hoping for a relaxing getaway during a mild weather month, come visit during September. There is a variety of entertainment for family members of all ages, and during your stay, be sure to visit our […]

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Apple Harvest Festival 2017 in Waynesville, NC

2019 Waynesville Apple Harvest Festival Guide

When the warm weather of summer slips away, the people of Waynesville start to get excited for the coming season. The leaves will soon start adding speckles of color to the mountain vistas, and the apples growing throughout the county will finally be ripe for picking during the autumn harvest. On October 19th, 2019 gather […]

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Experience Fall in Waynesville, North Carolina

Waynesville in the fall offers an unparalleled magic. Whether frolicking on Main Street or hiking a mountain peak, the scenery explodes with vibrant autumn colors. Leaf lookers from near and far enjoy this beautiful time of year. Along with the natural splendor, the fall season is bustling with events. Take a break from outdoor recreation […]

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4 Best BBQ Spots in Haywood County

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 better than anyone else in the South. We’ll let y’all settle the age-old tomato-based versus vinegar-based versus mustard-based BBQ sauce debate amongst yourselves—but we recommend you do it in one of […]

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5 Waterfalls in Haywood County You Have to See

If you’ve been to our peaks and valleys before, you know this to be true: there’s something new to discover every time you visit. Outdoor adventure is pretty much our middle name, and there aren’t many better ways to explore nature than hunting down some of our most scenic waterfalls. Keep reading to learn how […]

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Lake Junaluska 4th of July

Celebrate July 4th Week and Fireworks

There is nothing more American than an epic 4th of July celebration. Fireworks and family fun are what great Independence Day’s are made of and you’ll find just that and much more this 4th of July in the NC Smokies.

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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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Kid-Friendly Haywood County

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

School’s out, and there’s plenty of time left to plan a fun-filled summer getaway to the NC Smokies with your family. Not only are our five mountain towns close to some of the best kid-friendly activities in the region, but they’re filled with some of the most affordable overnight accommodations you can find. Really, there’s […]

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Why You Should Spend Memorial Day in the NC Smokies

If you’re anything like us, you’re just now getting around to planning out your extended Memorial Day Weekend. And that’s okay (at least, that’s what we’re telling ourselves) because this mountain destination has got plenty happening for last-minute planners. Check out why so many people are joining us in Haywood County this weekend! Beautiful Weather […]

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Glamping in Haywood County

No, we didn’t make a mistake: we’re talking glamping, not camping. Interest in glamping has skyrocketed over the past few years as more and more adventurers opt for cozier stays on their camping excursions (and we think Instagram may have had something to do with it). While we’re known for being a mecca for outdoor […]

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Smoky Mountain Bird-Watching Guide

Haywood County has long been a destination for outdoor adventure and sightseeing, but did you know this is also one of the best places in the country for bird watching? You’ll find some of the rarest species in North Carolina in these mountains—from Peregrine Falcons to Northern Saw-Whet Owls. If going birding is how you […]

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