Stay Cool with Summer Fun at the Lakes of Jackson County

As temperatures start to rise, beat the heat and cool off in the picturesque mountain lakes of Jackson County, North Carolina. Home to Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva, Jackson County is 495 square miles of beautiful nature and outdoor fun. Around each corner, the lakes of the county delight with opportunities to view pristine scenery and take a dip into the crisp water to beat the summer temperatures.

Your July Fourth Tradition Starts Here

Experience Fourth of July revelry the way it’s meant to be with a summer escape to the mountains of Jackson County, North Carolina. Immerse yourself in the patriotic spirit and a slice of true Americana with a July Fourth vacation in the heart of the mountains. Filled with spectacular fireworks, live music and Southern camaraderie, our idyllic mountain towns of Sylva, Cashiers, Dillsboro and Cherokee are the perfect backdrop for an all-American summer holiday and the makings of a new family tradition.

Don’t Miss June On The Parkway

For any number of outdoor adventures in Jackson County, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the perfect starting point. While offering awesome beauty through car windows, the scenic highway also provides hiking options both short and long. Whether you choose to mostly drive, pausing at overlooks, or stop for a longer walk, June on the Parkway is not to be missed.

What We Love About Summer in Jackson County

Summertime is a magical time to visit the mountains and Jackson County, NC. is the perfect place to plan a summer mountain getaway! There are so many reasons that make this season such a great one for mountain lovers to visit our county, but we think the endless outdoor adventures, comfortable temperatures, live music, festivals and our incredible food and beverage options are a few that make our destination so special. Below, we’ve listed what we love about summer in Jackson County, and what makes this the ideal time to plan your next visit.

Journey to the Art Side with Jackson’s Trio of Outdoor Sculpture Walks

Molded from metal, chiseled in stone, forged by fire: discover the artistic trove of three outdoor sculpture gardens gracing the mountain landscape of Jackson County, North Carolina. From the homegrown sculptures of the Green Energy Park in Dillsboro to the elevated art experience on the Village Green in Cashiers, the outdoor collections evoke the spirit of the mountains. They run the gamut of moods and mediums, from whimsical copper to brawny steel to poignant marble.

Top Ten Reasons to Hike in Spring

Hiking in the mountains is always rewarding. Aside from the obvious benefit – exercise – walking offers an up-close immersion in nature that’s impossible from a vehicle, no matter how scenic the drive. While each season has its charm, there’s just something about getting outside in the spring. Need more encouragement? Here are my top 10 reasons for a late-April/early May hike.

Discover the Natural Beauty of Jackson County’s Waterfalls

You will find no shortage of natural beauty in Jackson County’s small mountain towns. Sweeping views of the mountains and nature surround and challenge you to delve a little deeper to uncover some of the most popular, and more well-hidden waterfalls. Visitors can discover more than two dozen waterfalls in the area ranging from cascading falls, to gentle flows, all which make for one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.

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