Virtual Tour of the Western North Carolina Mountains – Part Two

For the time being, travel may be on hold, but that doesn’t stop daydreaming and getting inspiration for a trip. Since you can’t come to us right now, we wanted to bring the Western North Carolina Mountain Towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva to you, to enjoy in the comfort and safety of your own home. We invite you to satisfy the urge to travel with a virtual tour and 360-degree viewing experience of our most awe-inspiring attractions, vistas and views.

Jackson County remains the premier outdoor destination in North Carolina and between the accolade-worthy waterfalls, trails, vistas and the attractions that are exclusively in our county. Our remote mountain towns offer dozens of excursion options to enjoy a day in the mountains via your smartphone, laptop or TV screen.

To start, enjoy some gorgeous panoramas and a welcome video on your virtual journey of this undiscovered mountain destination; below you’ll find an immersive 360-degree experience. Remember, viewing from a TV, laptop, or desktop and making them full screen will give you the best experience!

Disconnect and Enjoy the Visual Journey – Pick Your 360 View!

To view the below 360 images, click the image and drag the photo to move it around.

  1. The Village Green.

Located in the heart of Cashiers, North Carolina, the beautiful outdoor venue and park is the perfect place to gather. Be sure to explore the 13-acres of the Village Green and uncover the gems that await including hidden gardens, sculptures and playgrounds.  When it’s safe to travel again, come to the Village Green to enjoy a picnic, monthly events including free concerts and festivals, and educational community offerings.

  1. Whitewater Falls.

One of the highest waterfalls east of the Rockies, Whitewater Falls stands at 411 feet and boasts a newly-paved path to an overlook and shelters for picnicking.

  1. Waterrock Knob.

A 1.2-mile roundtrip hike will take you to the top of the 6,292-foot summit. The vigorous climb gains 412 feet in elevation and features great views along the way. At the top, there are several vantage points where you can see up to 50 miles out on a clear day to the Smokies.

  1. Mingus Mill.

During its time of operation, area farmers would ride over to Mingus Mill on Saturdays with a turn of corn to be ground. Today volunteers operate the mill during the summer months to demonstrate how it works. The mill is located just a few shady yards from its parking area and restrooms are available.

  1. Black Balsam Trail.

One of the greatest hikes along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Black Balsam Trail scales Black Balsam Knob, the 23rd highest mountain in North Carolina. Once you reach 6,000 feet, the mountaintops are almost completely void of trees, making for incredible views and invigorating hikes.

Until you’re ready and able to visit us again, follow us on Instagram and like our Facebook page to continue to enjoy the one-of-a-kind beauty our remote mountain town exudes year round. For now, stay home, stay safe, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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