Jackson County, North Carolina Vacations (NC)

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Home of Wild, Wonderful Waterfalls!

A favorite vacation destination, especially during the autumn leaf change season, Jackson County provides a variety of family activities.

Kids and adults alike will love the Smoky Mountain Railroad, which offers full and half-day family outings, gourmet dinner excursions and mystery theater trains to and from Dillsboro.

Another must see in Jackson County is the Zachary-Tolbert House in Cashiers. Built 150 years ago, it is one of the most important historical buildings in Western North Carolina and a beautiful example of Greek Revival style architecture.

Visitors will also enjoy the many art galleries, antique stores, festivals and museums, which include the Mountain Heritage Center and the Mountain Farm Museum.

Prefer the outdoors? Check out the many waterfalls with names like Cullasaja Falls, Dry Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Glen Falls, Cashiers Sliding Rock, Silver Run Falls, Mingo Falls, Turtleback Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Juneywhank Falls - just to name a few.

For the trout fisherman, there's Tuckasegee River, full of great fishing holes and beautiful scenery. If you like cycling, Jackson County has two different options, the Tour de Cashiers Bicycle Event and the Tour de Tuck Bicycle Challenge in Sylva.

With its awe inspiring natural beauty, rich mountain culture and fascinating history, Jackson County offers plethora of fun and excitement for any visitor. So plan your adventure today!

For more information on this mountain county, go to the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce or Cashiers Chamber of Commerce.