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The Time to Ride is Here Again

One of the most popular ways to enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains is by car or by motorcycle. Learn more about what awaits you on your scenic ride here in Haywood County!

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The Blue Ridge Parkway: An intricate connection to Lake Junaluska

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.

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Learning to Fly Fish in the NC Smokies

I finally learned to fly fish. Well at least the basics of fly fishing. If you follow our blog, you know that I am an avid outdoor enthusiast who loves hiking and exploring, but I know very little about fly fishing.

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Spring Fly Fishing Report from The Hunter Banks Co.

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 […]

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A Winter Reminder about Blue Ridge Parkway

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 […]

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Bethel Cemetery

Haywood County’s Historic Cemeteries

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 […]

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