Nestled in the heart of the Southern Appalachian Mountains on the Pigeon River and a mere 20 miles from downtown Asheville is Canton, NC, a historic mill town with unmatched character and pride.
From amazing living and a quaint downtown to our picturesque parkland, Canton possesses a number of unique assets and opportunities. The Town of Canton has a lot to offer individuals & families wishing to relocate. The Town of Canton boasts a relatively mild climate, a fascinating history & picturesque surroundings full of recreation opportunities for the young or the young at heart.
While the location itself provides for a safe & friendly atmosphere for families, you will find that the people who live in Canton are full of a spirit of generosity, creativity, hardworking nature & compassion. The historic downtown area adds to the small town flavor that Canton is known for, while the residents of the area treat visitors with a brand of ''Southern Hospitality" all their own.
Enjoy beautiful Pigeon River in Canton. Along the length of the trail are benches to relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery and wildlife. Further along downstream you’ll find a boat access ramp for those wishing to canoe or fish. There’s something for everyone along the trail, whether you’re looking for some exercise or just an enjoyable stroll with your family and friends. Don’t forget to bring the kids along to feed the ducks and geese that frequent the river.
The mild climate offers year-round golfing, and the wide variety of courses has something for every level of player, whether you’re in the mood to tackle Tree Golf Courses’ nine-hold, or the 18-hole championship links at the Springdale Country Club.
One of the largest mountains in Haywood County, the now famous Cold Mountain lies in the Bethel Community near Canton. Popularized by the novel which was turned into a major motion picture, Cold Mountain was written by Charles Frazier, who was born in Haywood County.