With the closest entrance only 16 minutes away, the Blue Ridge Parkway remains one of the most popular destinations for Lake Junaluska guests. But few realize that the Parkway’s history is entwined in the history of the lake—in fact, the Parkway wouldn’t come through North Carolina at all if not for Lake Junaluska.
It is no secret that Haywood County has a robust culinary scene. Get a taste of it at
the annual Melange of the Mountains Culinary Gala.
If you are looking for a fun, affordable winter escape, look no further than Maggie Valley, North Carolina!
Are you in search of the PERFECT Christmas tree? Forget about all those fake trees and stop searching the local lots. Make a trip to Haywood County for the real deal: a beautiful, NC grown Fraser Fir Christmas Tree.
Autumn in Haywood County is the perfect time for motor tourists in search of some of the greatest motorcycle rides in the country.
I love spring in Haywood County. It is such an exciting time in the mountains because everyone begins to venture back outdoors to enjoy the many incredible activities available in our area. I love it when people come into our visitor centers craving a new adventure as they inquire about the best local hikes, bike […]
As we enter the last week of February, I know a lot of you are starting to dream of bidding winter adieu and welcoming spring with wide open arms. I can’t blame you. After last weeks cold blast, I think we’re all dreaming of dogwoods in bloom and chirping cardinals. While the first official day […]
It’s no secret that Haywood County is rich in authentic Appalachian history. Established in 1808, the county has a story over 200 years in the making. The area is home to generations of families that settled the area and planted ties that still exist today. Many visitors are drawn to the area just to explore […]
No?! Well, let me make a suggestion: Plan a pre-fall trip to Haywood County and visit Cataloochee Valley, the birthplace of the reintroduced elk population in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. During fall breeding season, also known as “rut”, male bull elks perform their legendary “bugle” calls to attract female cows and other bulls. […]