As the temperatures continue to rise, people are seeking out getaways to cool down for these remaining summer days. Summer and swimming go hand-in-hand, so escape this intense heat and cool off by taking a dip in one of the many swimming holes, lakes or rivers in the gorgeous Western North Carolina mountains. Whether you prefer to slide, wade or swim, the area is abundant in ways to take a dip that the whole family will enjoy.
With summer break coming to an end in just a few short weeks, what better time to book one final vacation to soak up the remaining days of summer rays? The Western North Carolina mountain towns of Jackson County offer a diverse menu of destinations, attractions and activities to craft the perfect itinerary for that last minute fishing, girlfriends, or family getaway. With affordable rates and cooler mountain temps, we offer the perfect end-of-summer escape for every style of traveler. Get in some quality family time Start your adventure by experiencing one of our three whitewater rivers, which offer rapids and rafting runs ranging from Class I to Class IV. With qualified outfitters like Smoky Mountain River Adventures, Tuckaseegee Outfitters and Dillsboro River Company, your family will be out on the water enjoying a safe and fun adventure in no time. Jackson County is also filled with dozens of cascading waterfalls that make for the perfect vacay photos. Visit one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rockies, Whitewater Falls, the picturesque Bridal Veil Falls or the easily accessible, but stunning, Silver Run Falls, where you can even enjoy a cool dip in the natural swimming pool. Throughout our area of the Western North Carolina mountains, you’ll find miles of hiking trails geared to fit all skill levels. Hit the trails for a scenic outdoor adventure or pack a picnic and make a fun day out of your time in nature. With wildlife, waterfalls, and outstanding views, our trails will […]
Everyone needs some R&R now and then to get away from the stress of our hectic everyday life. The Western NC towns of Jackson County are the ideal destinations to relax, disconnect and regroup. With countless relaxation options at your fingertips and an endless supply of refreshing mountain air that heals you, Jackson County is the ideal adventure wellness vacation. According to a new study, those who spend two hours in nature are more likely to experience better health and overall well-being. Start your journey to improved wellness and read on for inspiration on what to do during your own wellness retreat to the mountain towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva.
From hiking and biking to fishing and camping, there’s so much to do in and around the mountain towns of Jackson County during the summertime, it is hard to beat as the perfect summer getaway. Along with endless adventures, the area is home to an excellent al fresco dining scene with places for picnics, patios and more to enjoy a meal in the great outdoors and take in the area’s beautiful natural surroundings.
Visitors have been traveling to the Western North Carolina mountains during the summer months since the 1800s to enjoy the cooler temps and outdoor recreation that the area is known for! With summer officially here and temperatures beginning to rise, find the perfect spot to cool off in one of Jackson County’s many waterfalls, lakes, rivers and more. A natural swimming choice If you’ve never experienced a dip in a natural swimming hole, head to Jackson County to experience two of nature’s most refreshing adventures. A favorite amongst visitors to the area, Silver Run Falls (pictured above) is known for its easy access, sandy beach and picture-perfect falls. It’s also accompanied by a large swimming hole where you can get right up to the falls. It’s a great place to cool off after a long day of hiking around the area or to spend a sunny day. Pack a picnic and enjoy the perfect summer day. Another popular swimming hole in Jackson County is located at Sliding Rock in Cashiers. Spend time wading and floating in the water or make the short climb up the rock to slide into the pool. While fun for all ages, do take care when visiting with small children. Down on the river Flowing through almost all of Jackson County, the Tuckasegee River remains a top destination for outdoor enthusiasts. With many access points throughout the county, it’s quite easy to reach the river for several activities. Given Jackson County’s reputation for quality fly fishing […]
Covering 494 square miles of the Western N.C. mountains, the towns of Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro and Sylva are home to some of the best hiking, fishing, backpacking and other nature pursuits. The area is also ideally located to many of the Southeast’s top visitor attractions. Thanks to its central location in the middle of two of the most popular National Park Sites, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Jackson County makes an ideal and affordable home base for all adventures in this beautiful part of the state.
Thanks to its location in the Western North Carolina mountains, Jackson County overflows with natural beauty and attractions. While the region is full of popular hikes, waterfalls and breathtaking scenic views, it also is home to some incredible off the beaten path experiences that many visitors are unaware exist.To help you uncover these hidden gems, here’s an insider’s guide to Jackson County, NC.
Centrally located in the Western North Carolina mountains, Jackson County has some of the most scenic mountains and breathtaking valleys in the state with 185 named summits and approximately 250 named rivers and creeks. Therefore, it not surprising that the area is also home to dozens of majestic waterfalls.
Spring has sprung in the Western North Carolina mountains, making it a fantastic time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. One of best ways of doing just that is by attending the popular Greening Up the Mountains festival in downtown Sylva. Now in its 22nd year, this highly-anticipated annual event celebrates the arrival of spring, making it the perfect time for a spring weekend getaway.
With more than 260 craft breweries throughout North Carolina, it’s no wonder there is an entire month dedicated to celebrate the state’s beer culture. NC Beer Month, which will be celebrated in April, is now in its seventh year. With a growing craft beer scene of its own, Jackson County proudly welcomes visitors to come sample the smooth golden ales, hoppy IPAs and other tasty offerings at its trail of local breweries.