Haywood County, North Carolina Vacations (NC)

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Home of "Cold Mountain"

With the Blue Ridge Parkway on the north and the Great Smokies & Pisgah National Forest on the south, the scenery of Haywood County provides unending peaks and valleys, coves and ridges.
 
One of those peaks is "Cold Mountain", which inspired the national bestseller and movie. Nineteen mountain peaks exceed 6,000' in elevation. Couple that with bold rushing streams of sparkling clear water, and you have nature's best offering.
 
Established in 1808, the 546 square miles of Haywood County include four towns - Canton, Clyde, Maggie Valley and the county seat of Waynesville. Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley offers wintertime recreation with 14 ski slopes plus tubing.
 
Summertime encourages hiking, kayaking, fishing and golf. A note of interest about Haywood County - it's unique in that no water flows directly into the county, so all the sparklingly clean streams, creeks and river originate from within the county itself.
 
You'll enjoy a wide variety of cultural arts and hand made crafts on your visit. There are several museums that feature the work of these local and regional artisans as well as collections that are dedicated to preserving the area's heritage plus a museum that celebrates American transportation.
 
Whether you want to absorb yourself in the local art and culture, check out the annual Apple Harvest Festival in October, spend the day enjoying numerous outdoor activities, or just sit back and enjoy the view, you'll be welcomed with open arms and a ton of hospitality, southern style.
 
For more information on this mountain county, go to the Maggie Valley Chamber of Commerce or Haywood County Chamber of Commerce.