FAMILY FUN IN THE NC SMOKIES
VISIT A PLACE WHERE FAMILY MEMORIES LAST A LIFETIME
Traditions start with family, and Haywood County has plenty of nostalgia and classic adventures to fuel your next memory making moments. The area offers uncomplicated experiences, reminiscent of a time when families hit the road together, grabbed a burger and shake at the local drive-in, stopped and picked blackberries along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and ended the day at a cozy roadside motel.
Haywood County has preserved these unique traditions with a variety of classic motels, souvenir shops, attractions, diner-style restaurants, shops, and museums that will take both you and your family back to a time before the everyday distractions of technology and busy schedules. It was just you, the open road, and nothing but a grand adventure ahead.
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG AND OLD
Fantasy Golf & Game Room
Enjoy an 18 hole putt-putt masterpiece featuring waterfalls, a lighthouse, and a magnificent view from the 18th hole tower. Open 7 days a week in June, July, and August!
Even if you are not staying at Buffalo Creek Vacations, there is so much to explore and adventures to have at the ranch with a Day Pass. Advance booking is required.
Waynesville Rec Center
This 64,000 ft2 facility has a water play park, rubber walking track, basketball courts, weight, aerobics, and spin cycle rooms, cardio area, racquetball courts, and more. Also enjoy summer camps like the Mountain Music & Arts camp here hosted by the Haywood Arts Council.
Feel The Sun On Your Skin
Explore Lake Life
Rent a kayak, paddle board, or canoe at Lake Junaluska or enjoy the lakeside pool and putt putt. Head to the more remote Lake Logan and explore the waters with a Day Pass.
Sunburst Swimming Hole
One of the area’s best swimming holes—Sunburst has two main swimming areas with clear mountain waters. A popular spot among monarch butterflies in the Summer months too!
Winchester Creek Farm
Enjoy Waynesville’s family-owned and operated 20-acre farm with rolling green pastures, alpacas, cows, goats, pigs, variety of miniature farm animals and a gift shop.