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

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

Transform Your Backyard: Explore the Spruce’s 50 ideas to transform your yard into a destination.

Online Cooking Class: Sharpen your sills in the kitchen and take an online cooking classes with America’s Test Kitchen! Learn foolproof recipes and make this holiday season one to savor.

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.

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.

A Few Fun Extras

Many of our communities have safely resumed events and Farmer’s Markets have reopened! Be sure to check out our Community Events Calendar for the latest happenings.

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