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About Maggie Valley, Waynesville, & Haywood Co.

Haywood County home to WaynesvilleCantonClyde, Lake Junaluska, and the sprawling resort town of Maggie Valley is 554 scenic square miles of spectacular country, with beautiful mountains and valleys dotting the landscape. Thirteen of its mountain peaks soar to elevations of at least 6,000 feet (more than any east of the Mississippi River), and the County is one of the highest east of the Rockies, with a mean elevation of 3,600 feet. Notable mountain peaks include Cold Mountain, the basis for the award-winning, bestselling novel and major motion picture – at 6,030 feet, Mt. Sterling at 5,836 feet, and Richland Balsam at 6,410 feet. First established in 1808, Haywood County sits at the western edge of the state, with the Blue Ridge Parkway running along its southwestern border. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Pisgah National Forest are located in the northern section of the county.

Area Visitor Centers

Maggie Valley Chamber of Commerce

Lodging, Dining, Things to Do

Boyd Mountain Log Cabins

Stories from Maggie Valley, Waynesville, & Haywood County

July 1, 2020
Motorcycle and sportscar touring are popular along the winding routes in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
May 15, 2020
Enjoy waterfalls and cascades throughout Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
April 17, 2020
Whether you are enjoying the entire Blue Ridge Parkway or just visiting regions in North Carolina or Tennessee, there are many ways to enjoy nature and the outdoors, even in the lodging opportunities available along the route.
December 28, 2019
Visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway for the holidays (or lucky enough to be a local) and looking for unique ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020? We’ve got your guide to some of the best kept secrets for seeing out 2019 and celebrating the start of 2020. Roar into the twenties where ever you are along the Blue Ridge Mountains with one of these fun New Years celebrations.
November 18, 2018
Spending the holidays in the Blue Ridge Mountains brings to mind cozy fireside nights under homespun quilts, a brisk family hike to find the perfect Christmas tree on the farm, and the very the best slopes for skiing and sledding. We’ve rounded up all this and more in our guide to festive winter fun in the communities along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
October 18, 2018
When will the leaves be at peak color this Fall along the Blue Ridge Parkway? While it would be nice if we could forecast the moment Autumn foliage will dazzle us with peak vibrancy as reliably as we track the ocean's tides, just when and why the leaves change colors is a complex array of factors far less predictable.
December 4, 2017
I remember a trip a few years ago (mid Oct 2012) where I was going to spend three days on the Blue…

Recommended Itineraries

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Are you looking for a fresh vacation that will leave your taste buds talking about all the hearty hotspots you encountered along the way?  Look no further, because you have found the perfect destination in Haywood County!  North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains offer plenty of culinary cravings amidst a land of…
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Traversing the Highland Region of the Blue Ridge Parkway A two-day road trip on the scenic byway feels like traveling through time…
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Duration:1 day
Exploring the Towns of Haywood County, NC Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Canton, and Clyde Along with its picturesque beauty, Haywood County…