If you’re considering where to go for your annual vacation, or are looking for a short break, then you need to consider checking out Maggie Valley. This small town is in Haywood County, North Carolina; but don’t be fooled by the size, or the number of people living there.
You can rest and enjoy the stunning scenery, hike through the surrounding Smoky Mountains, or check out some of the other great Maggie Valley Attractions.
There are also plenty of interesting towns and cities to visit in the nearby area:
Town of Cherokee
This fascinating town is dedicated to the Cherokee Indians and history appears to run right through the roots of this town. You’ll have the opportunity to try a blowgun, fish for trout in the river, or even visit the local waterfalls.
This is a town that cherishes its heritage and lets you experience it, through the facilities, attractions, and assistance of the friendly locals.
You won’t look at nature in the same way afterward.
Town of Waynesville
Waynesville is actually the closest town neighboring Maggie Valley and is actually the largest town in Western North Carolina.
You’ll find an abundance of boutique shops and places to purchase the products of local artisans. You’ll also love the fresh food; it focuses heavily on farm direct to the table. There is definitely a little something for everyone here.
Town of Canton
Canton is a historic Mill town that sits on the Pigeon River, not far from Maggie Valley and Asheville. This is a town that has a surprisingly low cost of living; allowing your money to go further.
It also takes great pride in its history and you’ll see this present in the Appalachian themed activities.
If you’re visiting in the summer don’t forget to check out the pickin’ in the park on Friday nights, with live music.
Or you can always try your luck fishing, kayaking or even tubing on the river.
City of Asheville
This surprisingly pretty city has an unmistakable mountain feel. In fact, the first thing you’ll notice is the quality of the mountain air.
There’s some impressive architecture with live music from the street buskers, a vibrant and bustling nightlife, and plenty of culture on offer.
Of course, the shopping is also excellent. There is even the opportunity for a little romance in the local restaurants or when you visit the grandeur of Biltmore house.
Town of Dillsboro
This small town was first started as a 19th-century railroad town and remains a rustic, yet charming place to visit.
There are a surprising number of craftspeople and artisans living here; providing you with plenty of unique gifts to take home with you.
The great thing about this town is it is all located in the same area, you can park and stroll through the streets, checking out the local creations, while picking one of the delightful restaurants to sample the local cuisine.
You won’t be disappointed.
It should be noted that when you visit Maggie Valley and the neighboring towns; you must still allow time to appreciate the beauty of the Smoky Mountains; a hike in the spring or the summer is a refreshing and revitalizing experience.
There you have it, some homework done for those who are interested in traveling in North Carolina. Another part of USA to add to travel plans and goals.