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Display YOUR image on our Postcards!

We want your photo on our next Postcard! We’re looking for the best landscape oriented images that show off the beauty of Haywood County and our mountain destinations of Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Clyde, and Canton! We’re also looking for Blue Ridge Parkway shots, hiking destinations, Elk, sunsets, aerial views, Great Smoky Mountains National […]

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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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Haywood County Zoom Backgrounds

Finding yourself in more Zoom meetings lately with Covid-19 orders in effect? We’ve created these backgrounds to spice up your calls with scenery around Haywood County. To set a virtual background up click Zoom > Preferences > Virtual Backgrounds and then add these photos to the library and select the one you prefer. If you […]

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How to Celebrate the #SpiritOfTravel with a Haywood Staycation

This week we recognize National Travel & Tourism Week by focusing on the Spirit of Travel. The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority (known as Visit NC Smokies) sends our appreciation to our hospitality partners and community. We are all staying Haywood Strong, with confidence that everyone will make it through this together. Folks are anxious […]

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Hearts for Haywood #haywoodstrong

As a way to spread hope and an uplifting message during these challenging times, the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, aka Visit NC Smokies, has launched a new initiative called “Hearts for Haywood.” Our hope is that Haywood County businesses and locals will partner with us to share heartfelt messages of support for each other. […]

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COVID-19 Updates – LIVE BLOG

Thank you for your interest in Haywood County. Visit NC Smokies values you and your passion for these Smoky Mountains that we love. While we understand that this may impact your travel plans, we want to keep you updated with this live blog monitoring the situation to keep your health and safety top of mind […]

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GENERAL TRAVEL ADVISORY

Thank you for your interest in Haywood County, NC. It’s our mission, during this unprecedented time to keep our residents and visitors informed and focus on the health and safety of all those who live or travel to Haywood County. As the COVID-19 situation is continuously evolving, we are monitoring it vigilantly. We are working […]

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Remembering Raymond Fairchild: The Fastest Banjo Player in the World

On Sunday, October 13th, 2019 Raymond Fairchild passed at the age of 80 in Maggie Valley, NC. Local and national legend for his fast picking banjo talents and uncanny humor, Raymond leaves behind a legacy not to be forgotten. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Fairchild; his daughter, Susie Fairchild; his son and daughter […]

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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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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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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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Lake Junaluska featured in Our State Magazine

Top 10 Lake Junaluska Moments of 2017

From start to finish, 2017 was a fantastic year for Lake Junaluska. Journey back in time to see some of Lake Junaluska’s most significant moments. 1. Lake Junaluska featured in Our State Magazine Lake Junaluska had a great year of media coverage in 2017, including a beautiful 18-page spread in Our State magazine, with stunning […]

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