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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.

Winter Getaway

No matter the time of the year, Jackson County is well-known for its endless active outdoor adventures and beauty. The area serves as an incredible getaway destination during winter months and is a great choice for those looking to relax and cozy up in the mountains.

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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, NC. From Sylva to Dillsboro and Cashiers to Sapphire, Jackson County offers food options guaranteed to satisfy the culinary desires of foodies of all sorts.

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Fishermen’s 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.

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Family Friendly

Trying to plan a trip that the whole family will enjoy is next to impossible. Fortunately, with easy-to-access waterfalls, fishing, outdoor concerts, locally-sourced dining options, and a range of family-sized affordable accommodations to act as a home base, the towns of Jackson County, NC will make planning your next family vacation a breeze.

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Rainy Day

Although Jackson County is known for its outdoor beauty and boundless fresh air adventures, the area offers plenty to do on a rainy day with shopping, wellness and culinary activities, and much more.

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Outdoor Adventure

An elevated experience in the mountains of Western North Carolina, this outdoor adventure will take you from one end of Jackson County to the other with plenty of thrills and opportunities to enjoy nature along the way.

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Girlfriends’ Getaway

If you and your girlfriends are looking for the perfect spot for a weekend getaway, look no further than Jackson County, NC. Whether you’re looking to relax and pamper yourselves, or if you want to pump up the adrenaline and hike some of the toughest trails in the state, the towns that makeup Jackson County have it all.

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Artisan Shopper

Among many of Jackson County’s attractions are its expansive shopping opportunities. From locally crafted goods and farmers markets, to antique treasures, Jackson County has a well-rounded, exclusive selection. Each town of Jackson County has their own local specialty stores where shoppers will discover one-of-a-kind mountain finds.

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Mid-Week Traveler

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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