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Devil's Courthouse

Winter Hike to Devil’s Courthouse

Don’t let the Blue Ridge Parkway closing in the Winter keep you from hiking! This 4ish mile hike will take you from Hwy 215 to Devil’s Courthouse and back. Enjoy amazing long range views and access to the Parkway with no cars! This hike is pet friendly as long as they are on a leash. […]

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Road Trip in Haywood County

Plan the Ultimate Fall Foliage Road Trip in Western North Carolina

All of the upcoming fall holidays and long weekends present plenty of opportunities to get away from home and relax before you lose your vacation days. If you’re hoping to take a last-minute road trip, make it worth your while and take the scenic route to Haywood County.  Our five mountain towns are a perfect […]

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dog in brewery

Dog-Friendly Things to Do in Waynesville

Waynesville is full of animal lovers who are ready to welcome you and your pup to one of the best dog-friendly vacation spots in Western North Carolina. Open parks, winding trails, unique stores and tasty breweries guarantee that your four-legged friend will have just as much fun on vacation as you! With so much to […]

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dogs in frog level brewery

Plan the Perfect “Pupcation” in the NC Smokies!

Ever planned a vacation with your four-legged companion? If not, you should consider it, as you may actually be surprised just how many people are traveling with their pets. In fact, a recent study by Home Away stated that 29.1 million Americans admitted to traveling with their pets in the past three years. It’s a […]

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