Top 5 Bucket List Hikes to Try in 2020

Whiteside Mountain by Jeff Bean

Top 5 Bucket List Hikes to Try in 2020

Searching for worthwhile hikes to add to your 2020 bucket list? Look no further than the Western NC mountain towns of Jackson County. Covering 494 square miles of mountain peaks and valleys, the county offers hiking trails for every skill level, and they are all worth the climb! Our beautiful mountain towns are located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and coupled with the diversity of trails, sweeping views, and being the most ecologically diverse place in the temperate world, all come together to create epic and one-of-a-kind hikes.

Take Proposal Season to New Heights in Jackson County

marriage proposal on the rocks in jackson county

Take Proposal Season to New Heights in Jackson County

New Year’s remains a very popular time of year for marriage proposals. After all, it’s a momentous time of year filled with hope and new beginnings, so why not ring in 2019 with a ring? When it comes to popping the question, Jackson County is an ideal place for such a big moment. Given its location in the Western North Carolina mountains, there’s no shortage of beautiful scenery that makes the perfect backdrop not only for a proposal, but also for beautiful proposal photos.

Exploring Underrated Mountain Towns in Jackson County, NC

Exploring Underrated Mountain Towns in Jackson County, NC

While those of us who call Jackson County home or have had the chance to visit understand the beauty of the region, it’s always wonderful to see the first-hand impression of a new visitor. We recently partnered with Matt Van Swol, a blogger and outdoor enthusiast, for an experience visit to Jackson County. In addition to sharing beautiful images and video on his Instagram profile, Matt shared the following blog post highlighting his weekend getaway to Jackson County.

10 Reasons to Visit Jackson County This Labor Day

sunrise over the mountains in jackson county

10 Reasons to Visit Jackson County This Labor Day

Labor Day is the only US holiday dedicated to celebrating the working people, so take advantage of the holiday weekend and treat yourself to a trip to the North Carolina mountain towns of Jackson County! Not only is it conveniently located in the Great Smoky Mountains just a short drive from the Southeast’s major cities, but Jackson County also provides visitors the chance to try many different activities throughout their stay in the area.

The 7 Best Hikes in Jackson County for the Whole Family

The 7 Best Hikes in Jackson County for the Whole Family

In the midst of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Western North Carolina’s Jackson County is teeming with trails. There’s enough here to appeal everyone, from seasoned peak baggers pursuing southern Appalachian ‘sixers’ (peaks over 6,000 feet) to burgeoning nature lovers that are just discovering the beauty of the outdoors. With so many options, why shouldn’t epic outdoor adventures include the whole family?

8 Hikes in Jackson County with Amazing Views

8 Hikes in Jackson County with Amazing Views

Peak baggers take note: Jackson County, North Carolina is home to some of the highest mountains in the Eastern United States. But the best part? There are trails and summits for everyone from the most novice of hikers and families with small children to endurance athletes looking to log some serious mileage on the trail. Find your panoramic perspective in Jackson County with our list of the top summit hikes in the region.

Don’t Miss June On The Parkway

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.

Get Extreme in Spring in Jackson County

Get Extreme in Spring in Jackson County

Spring is just around the corner, and warm weather ushers in the perfect time to get outside and tackle a new adventure. In Jackson County, Spring kicks off with competitive races and adventurous feats from trail running and whitewater kayaking, to cycling and hiking over mountains. Here are four ways to find extreme adventure this spring in Jackson County.