in western NC is blessed with the ideal year-round climate, beautiful mountain
scenery and warm Southern hospitality. Waynesville is far enough south that
spring comes early, bringing a fantastic display of natural blooming beauty
to the mountainsides as Dogwood and Redbud trees and an amazing number of wildflowers
put on their show. Summer heat is tempered by cool mountain elevations and evening
tempuratures drop to create some of the most relaxing evening environments.
In the fall, hardwood forests put on a spectacular fall foliage color display
attracting more visitors than other time of the year. The winter brings a quiet,
slower season. Almost half the county is occupied by the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park, Pisgah National Forest and the Harmon Den Wildlife Refuge, where
the Blue Ridge Parkway meets the Great Smoky Mountains. Haywood County encompasses
546 square miles and has a population of about 52,000. There are four incorporated
towns: Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Canton, and Clyde. With a mild southern climate
and cool mountain elevations ranging to over 6000 feet, Haywood County is an
excellent location any time of the year for business or recreation.