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Haywood County, North Carolina. Open All Year. (Sponsored)

*Sponsored by Visit NC Smokies*

Did you know that Haywood County, North Carolina located 20 miles west of Asheville in the Great Smoky Mountains has something to do all year long?

You didn’t? Well let me tell you about it!

In winter the NC Smokies have some of the best bird watching anywhere with 9 birding trails. Watch as eagles soar, listen to Doves coo, and enjoy the color of native red and blue birds against a gorgeous snowy backdrop. Haywood County also has the longest running ski resort in the south. The Cataloochee Ski Resort generally runs from early November through March. Also our award winning golf courses are open year round. You can ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon for a truly memorable experience.

Ah, springtime in the mountains is glorious. It’s referred to as the other color season as the colors are popping with springtime buds that are stunning in their beauty. In addition, visit The World Methodist Council Museum at Lake Junaluska and Wheels Through Time, America’s Vintage Motorcycle Museum, two attractions you can only find in Haywood County.

The Mountain Heritage Trout Waters offers affordable agritourism fun with 3 days of fishing for $5.

If you Visit the Haywood County during summer, be sure not to miss our 3 National parks, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 46 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Pisgah National Forest. All our water originates in Haywood County which makes our wildlife, craft brews, and spirits pristine. Speaking of craft brews, Haywood County has 4 distinctly different craft breweries, as well as 1 brand new distillery, all of which offer educational tours and incredible tastings.

Fall is simply spectacular in the NC Smokies. The colors are glorious in the parks. The shops on Main Street in Waynesville are bustling with shops and eateries to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Visit any of our 700 farms with agritourism tours, and don’t forget about the elk. Our elk population is booming. You may see several of these magnificent creatures in Maggie Valley or Cataloochee Valley. And wait until you here the Elk bugling. It is a sound you wont forget.

So you see, Haywood County North Carolina has so much to offer all year. Check us out at And remember a stay here, stays with you!