Waynesville, NC, is located 26 miles west of Asheville, NC, in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Downtown Waynesville offers plenty of restaurants, specialty shops and even a Mast General Store within easy walking distance. But, if you do decide to venture out, its central location makes an ideal basecamp for experiencing all Western North Carolina has to offer.
It’s just a short drive to other Haywood County towns including Maggie Valley, Lake Junaluska, Canton and Clyde. Visitors wanting a day trip adventure can take a drive on America’s original scenic highway, the Blue Ridge Parkway, or reach the Pisgah National Forest in approximately 30 minutes and Gatlinburg, TN, in 1.5 hours.
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- 7 minutes → Lake Junaluska
- 10 minutes → Maggie Valley
- 30 minutes → Asheville
- 30 minutes → Pisgah National Forest
- 90 minutes → Gatlinburg, TN
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Downtown Waynesville is a vibrant, friendly small town nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with magnificent mountain views of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fine shops, galleries, cafés & restaurants are all within walking distance of Main Street’s tree lined brick sidewalks. Historic buildings, relaxing benches, public art & welcoming folks make Waynesville a thoroughly enjoyable place to live & visit. Numerous popular events, parades & festivals occur throughout the year. The heart of Appalachian culture and heritage, Waynesville hosts Folkmoot USA, North Carolina’s official international music and dance festival annually.