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Blue Ridge Parkway

"America 's Favorite Drive" winds its way 469 miles through mountain meadows and past endless vistas.

Our pristine mountain creeks and stream provide a great adventure for the young and old. Licenses and permits are required and are available at Haywood Hardware (828-926-0300) in Maggie Valley.

Land of Waterfalls:

Explore the Waterfalls in Western North Carolina with this comprehensive guide.

Cradle of Forestry:

Come explore the sights and sounds, check out the events and activities, and plan your adventure at the birthplace of Forest Conservation in America 0 the Cradle of Forestry.

Cherohala Skyway:

See the Elk:

Watch Elk from the roadside (do not approach them in the fields). The best time of day to see elk is the last hour before sunset and at sunrise. Remember to keep your distance.

Whitewater Rafting
Nantahala Outdoor Center, 828-488-2175
• Blue Ridge Outing Company, 800-572-3510
Wildwater Ltd., 800-451-9972
• Whitewater of Waynesville, 828.454.9565

Unto These Hills
This powerful outdoor drama brings to life the story of the Cherokee people and the tragic Trail of Tears. 828-497-2111.

Oconaluftee Indian Village
Cherokee guides explain the history, culture and lifestyle of their ancestors, and visitors can experience traditional crafters including weavers, potters, woodworkers and others. 828-497-2315

For other area attractions, visit the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce or the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority