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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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#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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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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Get Back into the Swing of Things with a Smoky Mountain Golf Retreat

Who doesn’t want their ball to roll further? Imagine hitting your longest drive ever and telling everyone about it. All of that is possible in the mountains, especially in the NC Smokies. We have five unique golf courses right here in Haywood County, North Carolina you’re sure to find that perfect location for your next […]

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Moderate Hiking Trails in the Smokies

Looking to get your heart pumping and legs a-burnin? We’ve all gotten a little stir crazy over these last few months and what better way to get those endorphins flowing than some moderate hiking in the great outdoors? These trails are considered moderate either due to length, elevation gain, or trail conditions (creek crossings, rocky […]

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A young family having a picnic atop Cataloochee Meadow.

Your Next Family Adventure in the Smokies

Looking to get the family out of the house for a while before they start to tear it apart? Don’t stress—there’s relief waiting for you in our mountains. What will it take for you to enjoy it, you ask? It’s easy: load up the car and take a weekend trip into the heart of the […]

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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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