Family Friendly Spring Break

Spring Break Smokies Style

You’ve probably got a lot on your mind when thinking about Spring Break: where are you going? Who’s coming with? How are you going to pack the car? We’re here to take one less thing off your plate: what are we going to do when we get there? If you’re coming to the NC Smokies, […]

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Saint Patrick’s Weekend Shenanigans

Pull out everything green that you own and gear up for Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17th). Whether you’re Irish 365 days a year or only on Saint Patrick’s Day, there are plenty of events for you to celebrate the holiday to avoid being green with envy. 3/16 Luck of the Arts Check out all Downtown […]

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Lake Junaluska by Victoria Grace Photography | Visit NC Smokies

Top 6 Wedding & Engagement Spots in Haywood County

Written by Victoria Grace| All Photos by Victoria Grace Photography  There is something special about Haywood County. I love that I am close enough to Asheville to go there for the day, but far enough away that I can appreciate life in the mountains without all of the hustle and bustle or traffic. I am forever […]

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Best Smoky Mountain Wedding Venues

Love + Mountains = Perfection Are you dreaming of a Smoky Mountain wedding? We know searching for the perfect wedding venue can be daunting so we’ve complied all the best dreamy venues for you right here! Haywood County is home to some of the most beautiful mountain wedding venues in North Carolina. From small intimate […]

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Classic Hike of the Smokies 2019

Explore the Great Smoky Mountains with this Monthly Hiking Series!

Wanting to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park but not sure where to start? Or maybe you’re looking to gain some new hiking partners and meet new people? Friends of the Smokies is kicking off their 9th annual Classic Hike of the Smokies series on March 12. These monthly guided day hikes of varying […]

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flowers

7 Photo-Worthy Flowers You Can’t Miss This Spring

Written by Peyton Taylor As they say, “April showers bring Hay flowers!” Haywood County is full of so many beautiful blooms just waiting to be discovered by you this Spring. Whether you’re an experienced botanist or simply looking for a backdrop for the perfect Instagram picture, Haywood County has it all. Spring Flowers Rhododendron Blooming […]

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Pop's Place in Maggie Valley

Black History Month Interview with Val Hamilton

Written by Brindley Faile In honor of Black History Month and celebrating local community members who contribute greatly to Haywood County, I sat down with Valgene “Val” Hamilton, owner of Pop’s Place in Maggie Valley. This morning as I sipped my coffee and listened to Val, I was aware of how friendly the customers who […]

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Haywood County’s Best Places to Sip Back and Relax

We really can’t blame you for wanting to take a relaxing trip to the Smokies—the views are calming, the weather is more than pleasant, the food is always fresh, the beer is as crisp as the morning breeze, and the locally-distilled spirits are jam-packed with a hundred degrees of sweet, burning heat. As we get […]

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Hay Now Valentine

Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts They’ll Love

Flowers, chocolates, and stuffed teddy bears holding red hearts with “I Love You” written on them have taken over store shelves for the past month in preparation for Valentine’s Day, which is the second largest card-giving day of the year! With only a few days left before the big day, you’ll want to make sure […]

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Maggie Valley Ice Skating Rink

Winter Skating in Maggie Valley

Lace up your boots and get ready to shred the synthetic gnar in Maggie Valley. For two weeks starting February 8th – 17th Maggie Valley Festival Grounds will be home to a 40′ x 50′ synthetic ice skating rink. The first winter skating rink event hosted by the Maggie Valley Chamber is sure to be a fun […]

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Family gathered around the fire at a Boyd Mountain cabin

10 Ways to Plan Your Days

Happy National Plan For Vacation Day! You are busy. We get it. You’ve got a lot going on and sometimes the year just flies right by before you’ve had a chance to use all your vacation days. Don’t let 2019 get away from you. We are all so hyperconnected and busy that we forget to […]

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Your budget-friendly guide to shredding in the Smokies.

Our venues for outdoor adventure here in Haywood County do their best to extend the season as long as they can, which means even more snow-filled fun for you to enjoy this winter. Here are our favorite ways to get the best bang for your buck on a winter vacation in the Smoky Mountains. Cataloochee […]

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