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Trip Ideas

Trip Ideas


Love to explore local artisan shops, to take on the great outdoors, or indulge in local fare? Or maybe you’re just looking for some things to do on a rainy day, or how best to spend a day with your girlfriends. Whatever your interest, our Trip Ideas can put you on the right path to Play On in Jackson County.

Midweek Traveler

With its convenient location to several major cities, why not play hooky and take a mid-week getaway to enjoy fewer crowds, cheaper rates and more time spent enjoying the great outdoors in Jackson County, NC. 

Whether you’re staying in Sylva, Cashiers, or anywhere in between, Jackson County has plenty of accommodation options for every style and budget ranging from luxurious to rustic. The best part about traveling mid-week is the lower rates you can enjoy while everyone else is stuck in the office.

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Fly Fishing Retreat

Cast a line and reel in Jackson County’s best by exploring local fishing hotspots. From expansive lakes to intimate waters, Jackson County has it all for the perfect fishermen’s retreat. 

Jackson County is home to the first and only fly-fishing trail in the U.S., and has been proclaimed the Trout Capital of North Carolina®. Not only does Jackson County hold an abundance of trout, but also provides a bounty of smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, muskellunge and crappie. Find numerous restaurants throughout the county that serve fresh trout and other local catches, as well as countless lodging options to complete your fly fishing excursion. Here is the perfect itinerary for planning your fishing trip to Jackson County, North Carolina.

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Eat Like a Local

If there’s one thing that foodies know best, it’s that everything is better with food — especially when enjoyed in a place as eclectic and intriguing as Jackson County, North Carolina. 

From Sylva to Dillsboro and Cashiers to Sapphire, Jackson County offers food options guaranteed to satisfy the culinary desires of foodies of all sorts. This prime culinary destination has evolved into the perfect place to indulge in farm-to-table offerings, fresh meats, fish and produce from local farmers and cosmopolitan-esque cuisine, from award-winning chefs and culinary stars who know the way to a foodie’s heart.

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