Sylva, N.C.

Learn the Constellations

Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

With a new year comes new resolutions. Whether you hope to hike more or stress less, eat better or give back, Smoky Mountain Living offers an only-in-Southern-Appalachia guide to making 2017 your best year yet. more

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At the Pinnacle

Nick Breedlove photo

There’s something special about hiking the same trail year after year. For the last 20 years, I’ve been going back to Pinnacle Park in Sylva, North Carolina. more

Mountain Explorer

Standing behind the counter of High Country Tire in Sylva, North Carolina, Summer McMahan is a long way from the bright lights of New York City. Outside the shop and convenience store, cars zip and zoom by nonstop down U.S. 441. more

Sweet Appalachia

Looking over town

Tim Osment & Dawn Gilchrist photo

Husband-and-wife team Tim Osment and Dawn Gilchrist explored Sylva, North Carolina, in search of their favorite hallmarks of small-town living in Southern Appalachia—good pie, fresh coffee, smart books, and fine beer. more

, Departments

Sylva is Jackson County’s retail and professional center where day-to-day services meet unique history. The town’s development rose with the construction of the Western North Carolina Railroad in the 1880s. more


  • View from Pinnacle Park

    Nick Breedlove photo

    View from Pinnacle Park

    Nick Breedlove wrote about his favorite hike—to the summit of Pinnacle Park in Sylva, North Carolina—in the October/November 2016 issue.