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Labor Day the Haywood Way

Kick off the last month of summer with an adventure packed Labor Day weekend. 10 things to do in Haywood County while enjoying your long weekend: 1. Visit Wheels Through Time A museum like no other, grab the whole family and head to Maggie Valley to see over 350 rare american machines at Wheels Through […]

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Best of June Taken by YOU

Each month we will be posting a recap of the best pics of Haywood County taken by YOU and posted on Instagram! All you have to do is tag your pic with #haynow or tag our social account @visitncsmokies. Anything goes, silly faces, amazing places, good eats, sweet treats, best hikes, (you get the idea […]

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Day Hike to Little Cataloochee Church

8 Mile Out and Back Day Hike Spring has sprung here finally after some early April snow flurries and the weather and blooms are ripe for hiking season! Looking for a day hike to someplace unique? Check out the Little Cataloochee Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This trail will lead you to […]

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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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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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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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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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Come soar With Us: Kick Start Spring Motorcycle Season in the NC Smokies

Spring is stirring early in the mountains, so pack your saddle bags 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 quest for motorcycle utopia is over. Looking for waterfalls? We got it. Mountain scenery? Check. Countryside? Got that, […]

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Find a Cure for Cabin Fever in the North Carolina Smokies

The final stretch of winter can seem endless. The novelty of our new Christmas gadgets has worn off and the daylight hours are still stubbornly short. So what now? You need a winter pick-me-up, and we’ve got the solution here in the North Carolina Smokies of Haywood County. Go antiquing and hit an auction, explore […]

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Three Smokin’ Hot Getaways for Valentine’s in the Smokies

Romance is in the air in the North Carolina Smokies of Haywood County, and we’ve got three perfect recipes to help you pull off an unforgettable Valentine’s getaway. Escape to the mountains for a breathtaking couple’s ski trip, wine-and-dine your date with a spa and theater retreat, or cap off a day of outdoor adventure […]

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The Seven Wonders of Winter Hiking

There’s no reason to put outdoor adventure on pause in the winter. Here’s seven good reasons why we love winter hiking, and seven trails to try in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains of Haywood County. As always, make sure you’re prepared before you hit the trail. Check out our companion article — Know Before You […]

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