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About Maggie Valley, Waynesville, & Haywood Co.

Haywood County home to Maggie ValleyWaynesvilleCantonClyde, and Lake Junaluska 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 – 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

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.

Recommended Itineraries

Region: North Carolina
Duration:2 - 3 days
Are you looking for a fresh vacation that will leave your tastebuds 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 admist a land of outdoor…
Region: Virginia , North Carolina
Duration:2 - 3 days
Traversing the Highland Region of the Blue Ridge Parkway A two-day road trip on the scenic byway feels like traveling through time…
Region: North Carolina
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…