Sylva Travel Guide

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Sylva Things to Do

  • Trout fishing in the chilly rivers of...

    Trout fishing is my favorite thing to do in this part of the country. My parents house is really close to a number of great trout rivers and streams where I normally catch quite a bit of fish. One day, I caught 34 in about 3-4 hours. The Tuckaseegee and Nantahala rivers are nice, as well as Scotts Creek, Bear Lake, Savannah Creek, and the area...

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  • The areaaround Sylva is full...

    The areaaround Sylva is full of wonderful streams and lakes that everyone (who buys a license) can fish on. Most every inch of water is stocked full of rain rainbow trout, brook, and brown trout by the N.C. fish and Wildlife people. Recently I took a trip to nearby Lake Glenville which can be found by take highway 107 from Sylva towards Cashiers....

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  • Here's one last shot of some...

    Here's one last shot of some flowers that I shot with a star effects filter on a lovely sunny day in the mountains.

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  • Ok, here's more flowers and...

    Ok, here's more flowers and more fishing information. Scott Creek This creek is also stocked, and if you want to find it, go www.mapquest.com and get a map of the city named Dillsboro. When the map comes up zoom in or out until it shows all the rivers and creeks. It's a free map and it shows where everything I'm talking about is! Buff Creek This...

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  • Here's another flower...

    Here's another flower picture. I'll take this time to inform you about some other rivers/streams/lakes in the area that you may be interested in if you fish a lot. Remember, the county stocks all the rivers/streams/lakes monthly with brown trout, rainbow brook, and some other fish too. Some good streams or creeks in the area are Savannah Creek...

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  • Another waterfall on Lake...

    Another waterfall on Lake Glenville. There are three total on the lake, and they're sometimes used by fisherman trying to catch their fish, but sometimes you get a good view of them.

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Sylva Hotels

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  • Comfort Inn Sylva

    There are two cheapy like motels in the main street area, or about 1/2 mile East of town, there's a...

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  • Mountain Brook Cottages

    208 Mountain Brook Road 48, Sylva, North Carolina, 28779-9659, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Sylva Restaurants

  • Best Steaks in Town

    Excellent food, great staff. Best spot in Sylva to eat. Best steak in town. I recommend the T-Bone, Ribeye, Filet, Mignon, Grilled Shrimp, sweet potato (amazing), Suzie Salad, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Prime Rib on Friday nights! Everything is cooked to your liking, and the servers are excellent. Must try the Fried Oreos for dessert!!!!

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  • Great Restaurants (Awesome steaks!)

    Excellent food, great staff. Best spot in Sylva to eat. Best steak in town. I recommend the T-Bone, Ribeye, Filet, Mignon, Grilled Shrimp, sweet potato (amazing), Suzie Salad, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Prime Rib on Friday nights! Everything is cooked to your liking, and the servers are excellent. Must try the Fried Oreos for dessert!!!!

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  • Now for breakfast I have 4...

    Now for breakfast I have 4 places to try.  The first two are in almost every city, and the third and fourth are a home style place ran by a local Grandmother and the local coffee shop.  There is a newly opened Waffle House sandwiched between the McDonalds and O'Malley's, and down the road from Sylva in our neighboring town of Dillsboro, only a...

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Sylva Local Customs

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    by Venturingnow Written Oct 4, 2002

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    This picture should describe to you what Sylva and the surroundings are like. It's a regular house, just like 80% of the residents of Sylva live in. Out is the mountains on large pieces of land, just like me. There are a lot of mountain folk up here, so watch out for 3 things, The occasional drunk (although they drink so much, they get used to it and are normally not noticeably drunk!),
    The wandering horses or cows on the mountain roads, and winter storms.

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Sylva Tourist Traps

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    by Venturingnow Written Oct 4, 2002

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    I wouldn't worry about tourist traps in Sylva, they don't really know what tourism is. It's a nice quaint town though.

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Sylva What to Pack

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    by Venturingnow Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In the winter time, Sylva can range from a day like today, where it was 70F in winter, or two days ago when there was 3 inches of snow on the ground, the sun never came out, and it was 25F. So, in the winter be prepared for cold and snow, but summer and fall are beautiful, mildly dry, and warm.

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Sylva Off The Beaten Path

  • There are lots of...

    There are lots of interesting things to do around this area because of it's great location in the Great Smoky Mountains. One thing you can do that is pretty close to my house and Sylva is visit Historic Fontana Village. This village is about as far removed from the bustle of everyday life as you can imagine. No traffic or neon, etc. Not only is...

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  • The whole place is off the...

    The whole place is off the tracks, but there is a lot to do around the place. If you are old enough, you can get to the Cherokee Harrah's Casino, only 25 minutes away, or for the sports nut, take the Great Smoky Mtn. Railway departing from Dillsboro (100 yards west of Sylva) into the Fontana Lake region. From there you can get a bus and be dropped...

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  • There is a city called...

    There is a city called Cherokee that is about 15 minutes from Sylva where you can see all sorts of old indian things. It's a really touristy city, but there is quite a good amount of fishing spots in the Cherokee Reservation. Fishing liceses are $7 a day and you can fish on a ton of stocked streams, creeks, and rivers. Here's a shot of me and the...

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