The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is a 2,175-mile long footpath stretching through 14 eastern states from Maine to Georgia. Conceived in 1921 and first completed in 1937, it traverses the wild, scenic, wooded, pastoral, and culturally significant lands of the Appalachian Mountains.
Four of the most fascinating acres at Biltmore Estate are all under one roof. America's largest home boasts 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, bowling alley, priceless art and antiques.
The Blue Ridge Parkway
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Smooth, gentle slopes like Easy Way and Rabbit Hill, serviced by a beginner’s chairlift, gives you the novices the elbowroom they need to learn the basics and practice their skills.
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3 E. Jackson St.
Sylva, NC 28779
A creative community. Drawn by our town’s old-fashioned charm and gracious hospitality, a growing number of artisans and craftspeople now make Dillsboro their home.
The National Park has several self-guided nature trails.
World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.
The park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the southern Appalachians. It straddles the Tennessee-North Carolina border for 70 miles. The Cherokee people called this area Shaconage, or "Place of Blue Smoke." The bluish mist, which clings to the mountainsides and fills the valleys, gives the park its name and remains its most distinctive feature. A closer look, however, reveals a park rich in natural wonders and historical treasures. The National Park Service (NPS) protects this unique resource and its visitors.
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is truly spectacular with 53 miles of track, two tunnels and 25 bridges.
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We are dedicated to the promotion of health and wellness for the residents of western North Carolina and surrounding communities.
Waterfalls are a key geographic feature of Jackson County.
Hiking trails offer mountain scenery, wildflowers, and wildlife viewing for casual and experienced hikers. There are over fifty well-maintained trails, including 675 miles of trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park alone. The Appalachian Trail, running 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine, passes just north of the county. Various guide services are available for both day hikes and overnight pack trips.
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Joyce Kilmer is a nature trail and is highly recommended for novices or families with small children. Allow enough time if you intend to hike the combined loop trail. With a group at a casual pace, allow 1-2 hours. For the more aggressive hiker, 1 hour should be sufficient time. Bring water and protective clothing if your trip is going to be more than a few hours.
Enjoy delicious Greek, Italian and Continental Cuisine at Kostas Family Restaurant. Located in historic Dillsboro, North Carolina (which is on the banks of the Tuckaseigee River), you'll also be dazzled by the spectacular Great Smoky Mountains.
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612 West Main Street
Sylva, North Carolina 28779
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NOC athletes have always been at the top of their sport. Our location in the heart of a pristine wilderness area with unlimited recreational opportunities entices people to visit, and then to stay.
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Sliding Rock in the Pisgah National Forest!Slip down Sliding Rock, a 60-foot natural water slide with a cool pool at the bottom, in the Land of Waterfalls.
The Smoky Mountains have long been a favorite destination of tourists of all ages and now more than ever the Smoky Mountains offer a great value for vacationers with so much do so close by and with gas prices that are below the national average, the Smokies are a great place for a cheap fun filled vacation for families traveling on a tight budget.
Road Conditions/Closings and Area Attractions for the Smoky Mountain National Park.
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628 E. Main St.
Sylva, NC 28779
Fabulous views of the Smoky Mountains, private flower-bedecked balconies with rockers for two, a babbling brook and a bountiful breakfast beckon you to the romantic Chalet Inn
The Jarrett House in Western North Carolina was established in 1884. The Jarrett House is a beautiful bed and breakfast inn, complete with Victorian style furnishings and family style dining. An historic inn and restaurant well known in the mountains of North Carolina for their traditional, family style dining.
The Sylva Herald and Ruralite is an award-winning community newspaper serving Sylva and Jackson County since 1926.
Every year over 200,000 visitors hike well-worn trails to view Grotto, Laurel, Abrams, Rainbow, and other popular waterfalls in the park. Large waterfalls attract the crowds, but smaller cascades and falls can be found on nearly every river and stream in the park.
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Welcome to the first fly fishing trail in the United States! The Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail, situated in Jackson County, features some of the best trout waters in the Great Smoky Mountains.