Ultimate Guide to Jackson County, NC: Expert Tips & Insider Insights for an Unforgettable Adventure

Craft your perfect summer getaway to our Western North Carolina mountains! Book your stay at a boutique hotel, bed & breakfast, resort, or vacation rental today and get ready to pack in the seasonal fun with these activities below:

Outdoor Concerts

Free outdoor concerts abound in our towns. Check out this year’s schedules for Concerts on the Creek in Sylva and Groovin’ on the Green in Cashiers, and plan your trip accordingly. Bring along a chair or blanket and sit back, relax and take in the sounds of summer.

Ale Trail

Refreshing beers and warm weather just make sense. Take a tour of our Brewery Trail by visiting a selection of walkable breweries throughout Sylva and Dillsboro, and then head over to Cashiers to unwind at Whiteside Brewing Co., which also hosts live music on weekends.

Waterfall Chasing

Cool off at any of our breathtaking waterfalls, including Silver Run Falls and Cashiers Sliding Rock – a favorite attraction for families. Don’t miss the spectacular views of Whitewater Falls, the tallest fall east of the Mississippi River.

To see multiple waterfalls in one fell swoop, book a boat ride with Captain Mark’s Scenic Boat Tours and cruise along Lake Glenville on a comfortable pontoon yacht while he guides the boat and points out some spectacular cascades.

Al Fresco Dining

 Experience fresh flavors while enjoying the cool, mountain air at a variety of outdoor spaces and restaurant patios throughout our county. At some, you can even bring your pooch! Choose from cafes such as City Lights (connected to a bookstore), romantic eateries like Canyon Kitchen in the heart of Cashiers’ Lonesome Valley, and local favorites for the whole family such as Cashiers Valley Smokehouse and Slab Town Pizza.

 Fly Fishing

On a beautiful, sunny day, cast a line along our famous WNC Fly Fishing Trail®, which maps out 15 ideal fishing spots. If you’re new to the sport, reserve a tour with one of our local outfitters that navigate these waters day in and day out.

For more tips on planning your summer adventure, check out our official Trip Planner.

Featured photo courtesy @ben_robinson_


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