Western North Carolina Community Connection

We are continually updating our 2020 Community Connection page. This page features restaurants offering takeout and delivery options, links to key community resource pages as well as fun at-home ideas like Hearts for Heroes and Chalk Your Walk. We welcome your ideas so if you have some good ones contact us and we will add them in! To have your dining establishment added or updated on the lists below, email us at info@4smokys.com.

Brevard & Transylvania County

Bryson City & Swain County

Waynesville & Haywood County

Natural Escapes

While most facilities and events are closed or canceled, many of our outdoor spaces remain accessible to the public. Before visiting, please check with individual parks and open spaces regarding changes to operations. Please ensure that you follow CDC and state and local guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and practice Leave No Trace principles.

Fun At-Home Activities

Hearts for Heroes: Post hearts on your front doors or windows to show gratitude for those working on the front lines. We hope businesses and residents alike will post these hearts all over town and feature them on social media using the hashtag #HeartsForHeroes. Post a picture of your work – we would love to see what you come up with!

Chalk Your Walk: There is a ‘chalk your walk’ movement taking hold! Take some sidewalk chalk and liven up your driveway and sidewalks with uplifting messages and artwork.

Window Art: Bring a smile to someone’s face as they walk by your home. Post positive messages in your front window like “Have a great day!” If you have some stuffed animals in your house then pop those in the window too.

Make a Movie: Lights. Camera. Action. We all have cameras and the ability to edit videos on our phones. Put your creative hat on and make your own movie with your family playing starring roles.

Make Video Calls: It’s important to stay connected during this tough time. Schedule video calls with friends and family.

Enjoy the Classics: Board & Card Games, Build Forts, Scavenger Hunts.

A Few Fun Extras

Click here for a Daily Sonnet with Sir Patrick Stewart

Stream Your Favorite Broadway Hits! Anytime, Anywhere!

You are never too old for bedtime stories. Check out Goodnight with Dolly!

Have you come across some other gems? Send them to us at info@4smokys.com and we will add them to the list!