What to do in Waynesville

There is no shortage of fun things to do in Waynesville, NC. From waterfall hiking and cycling to fishing and more, Waynesville is a true outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.

Popular Attractions

Two of the most popular attractions in Waynesville are Cataloochee Valley and its main attraction: elk watching, and the Blue Ridge Parkway with breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains. At the heart of Appalachian culture, Waynesville also hosts a wide range of events  and festivals celebrating its unique heritage. Popular events include the Church Street Art & Craft Show, Apple Harvest Festival, Mountain Street Dances and A Night Before Christmas.

For those enjoying skying, the Cataloochee Skying Resort https://cataloochee.com/ offers an incredible experience just 30’ drive from Misty View Cabin.

Visitors of all ages can enjoy the following attractions and things to do in Waynesville, NC:

Sliding Rock, Pisgah National Forest – Brevard.

And the other 4 falls in Pisgah -53 minutes drive from Misty View:

Socco Falls

Looking Glass Falls

Upper Creek Falls – Near Blue Ridge Parkway

Let the Fun Begin!

There's so much to do!

The Elk of Cataloochee Valley

Start your day bright and early with a visit to see the reintroduced elk of Cataloochee Valley, which are most visible during dawn and dusk.

Discover all The Blueridge Parkway has to Offer

The Blue Ridge Parkway is 469 miles long and runs through 29 counties in North Carolina and Virginia. It is America’s longest linear park and is named after the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are part of the Appalachian Mountain range.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

World-renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.

All Year Round

Events are happening all year round in Waynesville. No matter when you visit, you'll always find something pretty amazing to do.

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