Favorite Fly Fishing Spots on the WNC Fly Fishing Trail®

Favorite Fly Fishing Spots on the WNC Fly Fishing Trail®

The picturesque Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail® in Jackson County, North Carolina, features three Mountain Heritage Trout Streams, offering some of the best trout waters to fish in the state and the Southeast. The trail boasts more than 4,600 miles of water and is the first and only fly fishing trail in the country. Whether this is your first time fly fishing or you are a seasoned angler, here is a list of some of the favorite spots to cast a line in Jackson County.

Discover Jackson County for Your Next Romantic Retreat

Discover Jackson County for Your Next Romantic Retreat

Looking for an off-the-grid retreat or a romantic weekend in nature this Valentine’s Day? With 494 miles of untouched nature, mountain beauty and culture, the towns of Jackson, Co. North Carolina offer the perfect setting to experience just that. With a number of romantic lodging options, outdoor adventures and local artisans and crafters, couples to the area are sure to have a one-of-a-kind experience.

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.

Winter Recipes to Warm up your Appetite

Winter Recipes to Warm up your Appetite

The weather may be cold outside, but Jackson County’s restaurants are on top of their game, serving up warm, comforting dishes to satisfy any craving. From cocktails to appetizers, dinners to desserts, a few of Jackson County’s restaurants share their favorite winter recipes. Now you can make a dish to impress!

A Guide to the 9 Highest Peaks in Jackson County (and How to Hike them All)

A Guide to the 9 Highest Peaks in Jackson County (and How to Hike them All)

In western North Carolina’s Jackson County, the Blue Ridge Mountains tumble into the Smokies in a series of soaring peaks. Featuring both the Great Balsam and Plott Balsam mountains—two of the loftiest ranges in the entire Appalachian chain—Jackson County is a peak-laden paradise for summit seekers, loaded with southern ‘sixers’ (summits over 6,000-feet in elevation). Here’s a list of the mountain-adorned county’s loftiest summits—and how to tackle them.

How to Have an Awesome Microbrew Tour in Jackson County

How to Have an Awesome Microbrew Tour in Jackson County

Loaded with more microbreweries than any other southeastern state, North Carolina is rightfully recognized as one of the country’s booming bastions of craft beer. While Asheville’s heavily concentrated collection of microbreweries may have made the town North Carolina’s capital of craft beer, one of the state’s most singular beer trails is just west of the city, in mountain-rippled, stream-laced Jackson County.

Can’t Miss Stops Along the Highest Section of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Can’t Miss Stops Along the Highest Section of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Meandering 469-miles through Virginia and North Carolina, from the Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway snakes though some the East Coast’s most stunning scenery. For the last 40-miles—the loftiest stretch of the wilderness-shrouded thoroughfare—the parkway coils around the high peaks of Jackson County in western North Carolina, showcasing everything from wildflower-flecked Appalachian balds to dense evergreen forests to soaring, cloud-swirled summits. The options along the iconic roadway are abundant, but here are a handful of highlights along the parkway’s highest stretch.