In August 2021, Tropical Storm Fred devastated a farming community in Haywood County. NC Cooperative Extension responded with resources tailored to its residents’ needs.
Forests, Swimming Holes, and Festivals: A Summertime Guide to Haywood County
When the season turns, head west to hike, splash, and celebrate in the mountains.
6 Ways to Experience Winter Wonder in Haywood County
Bundle up! Chilly temperatures mean spectacular activities and events in the Smokies.
Waynesville’s Wonderful Water
Why does this Haywood County town have some of the cleanest water in the state? It’s the result of the community’s efforts to keep the forests in its watershed pristine.
The Mountains Are Calling: Exploring Haywood County
Five towns — plus outdoor pursuits, artistic endeavors, and delicious provisions and libations — to explore on your next trip west.
Maggie Valley’s Outdoor Adventures
See wild vistas and waterfalls, come face to face with wildlife, hit the slopes, and grab a bite in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Summer Getaways at Lake Junaluska
Stroll through the gardens and walk the lakeside trails, make a splash, and roast marshmallows over the fire: This summer retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains has all of the makings of a perfect family vacation.
A Blue Ridge Mountains Vacation Spot Where You Can Visit the Bison
Those in search of Western-style adventures don’t have to look far: On a family ranch in Haywood County, guests can watch bison roam the mountainside from cozy log cabins and converted train cabooses.
The Land of Rainbow Trout
Farmed in the clear waters of Haywood County — and sublime when smoked — these mountain beauties are a favorite of the best chefs across the Southeast.