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Tell Our Story

Think you’d like to help get the word out about Haywood County? Why the elk not! After all, our five mountain towns have something for everyone: whether it’s hitting the slopes during the winter, checking out international cultural festivals in the summer, or cruising 46 miles of Blue Ridge Parkway to bask in fall color glory, Haywood County offers new adventures and a true North Carolina mountain getaway for all who visit.

Our media page is full of resources to help you get started. Below, you can find facts and figures, hi-res images, story ideas, and our most recent news. When you need additional info or want to inquire about a visit, contact us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help. When you reach out, please provide your publication and any relevant deadlines. We look forward to working with you!

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Fact Sheet

You may be wondering how many breweries are located in our charming mountain towns. Or maybe you need to know how many people call Haywood County home. We have the answers to those questions and many more on our fact sheet. Feel free to use it as you tell the world about our portion of the Great Smoky Mountains and everything our area has to offer.

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Image Gallery

If a picture is worth 1,000 words then consider Haywood County a hidden gem. With our diverse library of photos, we’re sure you will find that perfect image to go along with your work. From sunsets over the mountains to street festivals and everything in between, we’ve got plenty of images for you to use. Just fill out the form to gain access.

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Press Releases

Have you heard the latest, greatest news coming from Haywood County? Check out our press release page for the most recent #HayNow news, stories and announcements. If you want to stay up to date on the happenings in our county, these press releases are a great place to start.

Press Releases

Story Ideas

Dying to write a story about Haywood County but not sure where to start? We can help you find the right angle, whether you’re inspired by our mountain ranges, charming towns, or breathtaking scenic drives. We’d love to help you spread the word about Haywood County.

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Featured Itineraries

We know the hardest part of your trip is trying to fit all the beauty of Haywood County into one itinerary. Well, we did the work for you! Take a look at a few of our featured itineraries that range from mountain hikes, art exploration, or living like a local, and beyond. We have so many things to do here, and we know that no matter which itinerary you choose, you’ll have an Appalachian experience you won’t forget.

Winter Fun

Winter in the NC Smokies takes fun to a whole new level…literally. For instance—have you ever hiked to a frozen waterfall? Here in Haywood, you can enjoy the best of winter activities without the harsh cold. Or retreat inside for live music and warm spirits.

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Farm Fresh Foodie

Haywood County is full of homegrown hospitality…and homegrown culinary adventures. The majority of the county’s local restaurants offer farm-to-table specialties—plus, you can tour many of the farms where our food originated.

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Take a Hike

Hands down, Haywood County is home to the best hiking Western North Carolina has to offer. Hikes for every skill level take travelers through historic hot spots, past wildlife adventures, and through miles of gorgeous scenery.

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