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Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains in Haywood County, NC


When it comes to finding activities in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, the options are plentiful and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. However, for those staying in Western North Carolina, two top attractions not to be missed are the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. These destinations offer a range of things to do, from scenic drives along the parkway to hiking on picturesque trails in the national park. 

If you’re staying in Haywood County, you’ll be conveniently located just minutes away from various fun activities in nearby towns like Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Canton, and Clyde. From golfing to hiking, and from visiting local theaters to skiing during the winter months, there’s no shortage of entertainment options in these areas. 

Visit popular attractions like the Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum or Cataloochee Ski Area. Additionally, outdoor enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise with access to scenic hiking trails in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, including Black Balsam Knob and Graveyard Fields. After a full day of adventure, dine out at our local eateries or grab a refreshing pint at our breweries.

With so much to see and do, the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina offer a wealth of attractions that cater to all interests. Adventure seekers and nature lovers alike will find themselves in their element in this stunning region.

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Explore the NC Smokies




Browning Knob Overlook, Road to Waterrock Knob, Sylva, NC
Maggie Valley,Waynesville, NC
Devil’s Courthouse, MP 422.4, Blue Ridge Pkwy
, NC 28708
138 Miller Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
6638 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
19025 Great Smoky Mountains Expressway
Waynesville, NC 28786
Max Patch Mountain
112 Virginia Avenue Room A10
Waynesville, NC 28786
319 North Haywood Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
2052 Dellwood Road
Waynesville, NC 28786
Highway 19/23
Canton, NC 28716