Enjoy a Tasty Thanksgiving in the NC Smokies

Can you believe the Thanksgiving holiday is just a little over two weeks away? It seems like just yesterday we were waiting with anticipation for the first autumn leaf to turn red. Now the end of fall is here and we are now gearing up Thanksgiving.

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The Legend of the Boojum

It is that time of year again – where the days get darker and the mountains become just a bit more eerie with each passing sunset. Halloween is almost here and if you’ve followed our blog for a while, you know there is one Haywood County tall tale we share every year: The Legend of the Boojum.

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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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Sam's Summits View

Winter Hiking Recommendation – Sam’s Summits Loop Trail

I don’t know about you, but winter is one my favorite times of the year. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is full of excitement while the months following are dotted with anticipation of hearing that four-letter word uttered by the local weatherman (yes, I’m talking about SNOW). The mere mention of a […]

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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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