Picture a summer’s day hike in the NC Mountains where the temps are nice and there’s a cool breeze in the air. As your trek continues, you peek around the corner of a hidden cove to discover a breathtaking waterfall. As you approach this beautiful cascade, you are first greeted with the relaxing sounds of falling water, then the cool mist, dancing off of the rocks to refresh you after your hike. In Jackson County, North Carolina, waterfalls abound, and are open year-round for your viewing pleasure. The mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva, are home to some of the most picturesque waterfalls in the country, all with their own story and beauty to discover. From one of the tallest waterfalls east of the Rockies, to gentle cascades with sandy swimming holes perfect for the family, here, you will experience the ‘Top 10 must-see waterfalls in the NC Mountains.’ Short Hike, Big Payoff Easiest to get to: Silver Run Falls – Tucked away in a hidden cove right off N.C. Highway 107, Silver Run Falls is only a short and easy 5-minute walk from the parking area. Although it may not be the largest waterfall in the NC Mountains, its accessibility and prime swimming spot underneath the falls, makes it perfect for families. Visitors are greeted with crystal clear waters along with a silver shimmer from the mica-rich sand that shines through. Pro Tip: Beat the heat and the crowds! Get there early in the morning […]
After months of being cooped up, many of us are ready to safely get out and explore again. With 494-square miles of awe-inspiring vistas, wide open spaces, multi-level trails and more, you’ll enjoy a plethora of natural socially distant activities in the NC Mountains. To give you a head start, we’ve compiled the best way to spend a weekend in the mountains – from hiking the oldest mountain in the world to enjoying award-winning craft beverages along the Jackson County Ale Trail. Forty-eight hours is the perfect amount of time to explore the very best places in Jackson County’s mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva.
Nothing better represents the combination of adventure and recreation than the parachute hammock. Whether you’re looking for a place to hang while watching the sun set over the mountains, resting after a rigorous hike, reading your favorite book, or snuggling with your pup, Jackson County offers stunning and secluded hammock hotspots worth seeking and sharing. Home to the most named summits in the state, (185 to be exact), jaw-dropping vistas, Jackson County contains all you could want in a mountain escape. Venture to this natural paradise with a hammock in tow and find out why Jackson County is the official “Hammock Adventure Capital of the U.S.A.”
Recreation and Relaxation go hand-in-hand, especially in the NC mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva. The past few months have been long and dreary for most of us, and we could all use some time away from our phone screens, crowds, and anxiety. Trade your worries and distractions for some much deserved ‘me time’ in the mountains.
New Years is a time we set goals that aspire to positive changes in our lives. This year has been filled with tragedy, sadness and challenges. Although these challenges have been difficult to navigate, they’ve brought us closer together and made us appreciate things more. Although the year may be halfway over, now is not the time to give up on 2020 as there is still time to fulfill your resolutions and set new ones. Hit the reset button and rediscover what’s important to you. The North Carolina towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva are here to help you get a fresh start, enjoy new experiences, and create a year that you’ll be proud of. This is still YOUR year, and now is the time to take back 2020!
Few things in life embody freedom quite like the great American road trip. America’s favorite past time since the invention of the automobile, road trips allow the wanderlust to feed the need for travel while remaining close to home. With road trips temporarily on pause due to the current travel landscape, travelers near and far are dreaming of our country’s most awe-inspiring landscapes and are ready to hit the highway again soon.
While travel may be on hold for the time being, the spirit of travel remains alive and well. Now is the perfect time to start dreaming about your next getaway and the NC Mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva are here to inspire you. Jackson County offers plenty of natural outdoor adventure, including off-the-beaten-path experiences and wide-open spaces perfect for spending a day reconnecting with nature.
From the relaxing sound of a gentle tumbling, calm stream to the thrill of reeling in that once-in-a-lifetime catch, the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail® offers an experience for everyone willing to cast a line here in Jackson County, NC.
Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the NC mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, and Sylva, which make up Jackson County, have a deep connection with the streams and rivers that flow through the area, as well as the sports and activities that take place in them. Famously known for our clear, clean and fully-stocked water, it is no wonder that we are known as the NC Trout Capital.®
Sunsets along the Blue Ridge Parkway, hikes to hidden waterfalls, and relaxing in our historic mountain towns are all favorite memories in the NC Mountains. Those memories are the best thing we can hold on to right now – good memories that last a lifetime. Reminiscing can help us stay positive even during hard times.
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.