Within the southern crook of the Blue Ridge Parkway, you can lose yourself in Waynesville the way you get lost in a good book. Ridge after ridge of scenic beauty holds your gaze. Colorful lore, familiar to Cold Mountain and Cataloochee readers, stirs your imagination. In historic downtown, shops, galleries and restaurants extend their welcome. And three breweries – impressive for a city of 10,000 – showcase their craft. Take a seat at Frog Level Brewing, Tipping Point Brewery & Tavern or Bearwaters Brewing and ask about the Plott hound, how Frog Level got its name and who did what at the Battle of Waynesville.