A charming downtown with a booming brew scene that TripAdvisor calls “One of the Top 10 American Brewery Tours,” this historic mountain town has a distinct groove.

The downtown area is lined with a collection of eclectic restaurants and shops that are open year-round. Sylva was also recently named one of the “Top 10 Cleanest Cities in the US,” by, due in part to its green and eco-friendly initiatives, including being a certified Tree City featuring a stunning Tree Walk that showcases over 50 different species of trees.

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With elevations exceeding 5,000 feet, Pinnacle Park, owned by the town of Sylva, has some of the most challenging hiking trails, waterfalls and fishing in all of Western North Carolina. Sylva is known as NC’s Trout Capital and is part of the county’s famed WNC Fly Fishing Trail. Visitors are invited to bring their fishing gear and grab a trail map from the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to explore the abundantly stocked, pristine waters.

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