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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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Check out these wicked cool waterfalls

We love our waterfalls here in the NC Smokies. If you combine Haywood County and it’s surrounding counties, together you’ve got almost more waterfalls than you could possibly have time for – which is why you’ll need to come back and visit several times to check them all out!

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Keep Cool and Think Winter

With all this talk of “Christmas in July” lately, I thought it might be time to jump on the bandwagon as well. And with the majority of the country currently experiencing a heat wave, I thought some cooling words encouragement about winter may help.

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tubing at sunburst swimming hole

Why You Should Weekday Vacay…

You may be surprised at just how much you may enjoy a weekday getaway in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains. If our beautiful mountains aren’t enough to entice you to off a few extra days, here are few more reasons why you should consider packing your bags for a week-long getaway in Haywood County.

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Get your toe tappin’ in the NC Smokies

One of the biggest requests we get from visitors to the area (which is partially due to our deep Appalachian musical roots) is “Where can I check out authentic local music?” Well my friends, you have come to the the right place.

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Local Naturalist Releases Third Hiking Guide

It is with much anticipation and excitement that local naturalist Ken Czarnomski in partnership with the the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority announces the release of the third installment in a series unique local hiking guides – The Blackrock Mountain Hiking Guide. The

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The Landscaping of Lake Junaluska: A Shared Labor of Love

Every year thousands of visitors from around the world are awed and inspired by the beauty of the Lake Junaluska gardens. From the historic Rose Walk to the sedum garden of Inspiration Point, the horticultural surprises are never ending. But what does it take to plant and maintain these glorious grounds?

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We’re moving to Maggie!

The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority is very happy to announce that we are officially moving the Visit NC Smokies dream team into a new location!

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