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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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Motorcycle Ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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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Family gathered around the fire at a Boyd Mountain cabin

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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Couple sitting creekside at Jonathon Creek Inn in Maggie Valley, NC

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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Family and dogs hiking Max Patch during the winter.

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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An aerial view of Max Patch in the winter.

Know before you go: Seven Winter Hiking Tips

The outdoors is yours for the taking in Haywood County, even in winter. But it’s wise to be extra vigilant when hiking in colder conditions. Read on for seven winter hiking tips that will keep you safe during your outdoor winter adventure. Once you feel prepared to hit the woods, don’t miss The Seven Wonders […]

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The Twelve Faves of Christmas

Planning to head to the NC Smokies this holiday season? If not, you may want to reconsider. Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway from the holiday craziness of the city or a chance to spend a cozy Christmas vacation with the family in the mountains, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season.

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Spooky Spots and Haywood Haunts

The haunting season is upon us and for those of you who love tales of mystery, scary points of interest, and hauntingly historic places, Haywood County is the place for you.

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Fantastic Family Hikes in Haywood County

On a mission to find the perfect family hike for your next trip to Haywood County? Look no further because this week we are sharing a few of our favorite hiking excursions that have received the “family-friendly” stamp of approval.

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