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Avoid the Crowds and Ring in 2019 Mountain Style

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Avoid the Crowds and Ring in 2019 Mountain Style

Why fight the crowds at a huge New Year’s celebration in a jam-packed city when you can escape to the beautiful Western North Carolina mountains for a more low-key, enjoyable experience? In Jackson County, N.C., you’ll find wide open spaces where you can rejuvenate with the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery everywhere you turn. Plus, you won’t encounter the high seasonal prices that commonly accompany a big-city New Year’s celebration and holiday weekend stay.

Take Proposal Season to New Heights in Jackson County

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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.

Find Your Perfect Holiday Centerpiece: Choose and Cut Guide to Jackson County

Moss Tree Farm
Moss Tree Farm, Jackson County, NC

Find Your Perfect Holiday Centerpiece: Choose and Cut Guide to Jackson County

The return of the holiday season means reminiscing on years past, spending time with loved ones and sharing in traditions that are carried on through generations of families year-after-year. One such tradition that we enjoy being a part of in Jackson County is to choose and cut your own Christmas tree. Thanks to our county’s elevation, location, quality soil conditions and abundant rainfall, the county is perfectly situated for growing beautiful Christmas trees. In fact, genetics show our trees are the fastest-growing, most aesthetically pleasing trees in the region. As a result, Jackson County is home to many locally and family-owned Christmas tree farms offering a gorgeous selection of these holiday decoration centerpieces.

Top Tips for a Winter Getaway to the Mountains of Jackson County

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Top Tips for a Winter Getaway to the Mountains of Jackson County

As temperatures continue to drop, Jackson County in the Western North Carolina mountains is heating up with plenty of things to do, see and experience during a winter mountain getaway. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the clear, brisk conditions in the mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Sylva and Dillsboro, where they can get outside to get their blood pumping as they explore the area’s many outdoor activities.

Six Places to Catch a Sunset in Jackson County

Waterrock Knob Sunset

Six Places to Catch a Sunset in Jackson County

With rolling mountain peaks, tumbling waterfalls and scenic valleys, Jackson County, N.C. is home to a wealth of gorgeous scenery. The panoramic views from the mountaintops are some of the most beautiful in the country – it’s hard to imagine anything more beautiful, but as the sun begins to lower and the sky fills with rich hues of orange, yellow, red and purple, adding a glow to everything in its path, the view becomes more breathtaking than ever.

Get Fired Up! WNC Pottery Festival Returns to Jackson County November 3, 2018

WNC Pottery Festival

Get Fired Up! WNC Pottery Festival Returns to Jackson County November 3, 2018

Calling all pottery lovers! Mark your calendars for what has been named one of the Southeast’s “Top 20 Art Events.” With 44 master potters from 15 different states, this fall arts festival is not to be missed. The ever-popular WNC Pottery Festival will take place on November 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Front Street in Dillsboro. Now in its 14th year, this annual event continues to grow and attract thousands of visitors from around the county to the mountain towns of Jackson County, N.C. During this juried festival, participating artists will showcase some of the best handmade pottery in the country. Potters from Treehouse Pottery, Riverwood Pottery, Firemoss Pottery and Zan Barnes Pottery are among the local studios displaying their top-tier craftsmanship during the event. Insider tip: After visiting the festival, be sure to stop into their storefronts located throughout downtown Dillsboro to see even more of their artistic wares. Seven new potters have joined the festival, bringing new life to the event. During the festival, visitors can watch live clay throwing and firing demonstrations right in the middle of Front Street by participating potters. “The talent of the potters we’ve lined up this year is incredible,” said Joe Frank McKee, co-founder of the event and local potter at Treehouse Pottery. “Each year gets better and better, and we’re really excited to see attendees enjoy this year’s mixture of techniques and skills.” The 2018 WNC Pottery Festival’s featured artist is Judy Brater of Knoxville, Tenn. Brater createsContinue Reading

Insider’s Guide to the WNC Fly Fishing Trail®

Fishing along the Tuckasegee River

Insider’s Guide to the WNC Fly Fishing Trail®

Brook, Brown and Rainbow … oh my! The angler’s paradise of Jackson County, N.C., is home to all three of these trout species and the best trout waters in N.C. Located in the western N.C. mountains, Jackson County is also home to the country’s first and only fly fishing trail, making it a must-visit for any and all fishermen. Jackson County’s WNC Fly Fishing Trail® will take anglers through a variety of fly fishing experiences, from wade fishing to float fishing, from small streams to big water. Along the trail, guests will experience 15 prime fishing stops, more than 4,600 miles of streams and 1,100 miles of hatchery supported waters. The natural beauty of the area coupled with the well-stocked waters, make our county the ideal destination to cast a line. Julie Spiro, one of the creators of the trail said that it was “created to enhance what the area was already well-known for, but to not detract from the natural beauty.”

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