Travel Smart Jackson County

Today’s smartphones have more information available than ever before, but which apps are critical to have so you can hit the ground running on your Jackson County adventure?

Romantic Asheville is a great resource for Asheville as well as surrounding Jackson County. Look up waterfalls, trail hikes, overlooks, restaurants and more in this comprehensive guide.

The Guide

This useful app from Mountaineer Publishing Company is your exclusive access to the best of Western North Carolina. Check out news, features, and events with this handy bit of information.

Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner

This app puts America’s favorite drive at your fingertips. Brought to you by the Blue Ridge Parkway Association in cooperation with the Blue Ridge Parkway, National Park Service, the app has detailed information. Explore by region, activity, or proximity to your location. You can also download information to your phone, to be accessed while on the trail.


Explore 50,000 trails from your phone with this app. Download trail maps and information for use where there’s no cell signal. Log your hike with the GPS activity tracker. It’s the ultimate tool for any hiker.

Ray’s Weather

Rays Weather is the go-to weather app for western North Carolina. Ray’s contains accurate weather conditions from more than 60 weather stations, the best forecasts from a team of experienced meteorologists, radar, over 30 live web cams, and the famous photo of the day.

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About the Author

About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as Creative Resources Manager for RTX, based in Asheville, NC. You can find him hiking the mountains of Asheville, gardening, traveling, and hanging with his growing family. His favorite RTX exchange destinations are Rangeley, Maine, Lake Tahoe, Banff, Canada, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Cape Cod, and Orange Beach, Alabama. .


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