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Things to do in Lake Junaluska

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Breakfast Spot
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“This place has amazing food! Highly recommend the biscuit and gravy. There is often a wait, however, don't leave. They turn over tables quickly. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“One of the first things people do when getting here is run out to buy groceries. The Food lion is only about 1 1/2 miles away, very convenient. It is a smaller store, basic but has everything. If you want gourmet Publix and Ingles are about 4 miles away, fairly quick ride. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Country dining. Yummy desserts. Nice people. Check hours based upon season.”
  • 5 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“You'll probably drive right past this spot on your way in, and it's one of many really good BBQ spots around town. It's about 5-10 minutes away. They have live music some weekend evenings. Good time, great food. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Golf Course
  • 2 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Only 15 minutes away! Beautiful 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Swimming pool, putt putt, tennis, kayak and paddle boat rentals. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Fire Station
“Great place for a walk, take photos and enjoy nature nearby. Flat walking path has a 2.3 mi loop or 3.8 mi loop on flat ground, coffee shop, labyrinth; as well as in-season miniature golf, tennis court, shuffleboard, boat rental, pontoon boat tours and more.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Greatest New York style pizza, calzones, parmesan dinners, pasta, etc. in the area. Made fresh, gluten free items also available. Music (recorded, not live) is very good. The temperature in the restaurant tends to be a little cool, so bring a sweater of jacket.”
  • 1 local recommends
Tennis Court
“Lake Junaluska assembly consists of a beautiful lake with popular walking trail, canoe rentals and swimming pool. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Rehab Center
“Beautiful facility with services such as a walking track, cardio & weight equipment, group fitness classes, massage therapy, steam rooms, saunas and a six lane pool with a general swim area as well. They also offer excellent child care. Another facility like this is the Waynesville Recreation Center. Their pool is more geared for children with "mushroom" waterfalls and slides. Both places are well managed with plenty of parking and snacks or drinks to purchase.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“This is called "Junaluska Gifts and Grounds". There are books and gifts, coffee and other drinks. You can sit out front OR for a great view of the Lake, turn right out of the shop and you'll have a great place to sit overlooking the lake. Very peaceful.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great little Asian restaurant with a variety of chinese, thai and sushi dishes.”
  • 1 local recommends
Home Goods Store
Street Address
“Play a relaxed round of golf in a beautiful setting at the Lake Junaluska Golf Course. The course is open to visitors and locals alike. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Government Building
“Keep in mind that all trash is your responsibility. We do not have city garbage service. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Farm
“Awesome time here, horseback riding is really actually quite amazing! I highly recommend Queen's farm, they were great with our family. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“This place has amazing food! Highly recommend the biscuit and gravy. There is often a wait, however, don't leave. They turn over tables quickly. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Country dining. Yummy desserts. Nice people. Check hours based upon season.”
  • 5 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“You'll probably drive right past this spot on your way in, and it's one of many really good BBQ spots around town. It's about 5-10 minutes away. They have live music some weekend evenings. Good time, great food. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Greatest New York style pizza, calzones, parmesan dinners, pasta, etc. in the area. Made fresh, gluten free items also available. Music (recorded, not live) is very good. The temperature in the restaurant tends to be a little cool, so bring a sweater of jacket.”
  • 1 local recommends
Ice Cream Shop
“Has on old-fashioned drive-in or a sit-down restaurant. Great southern food but they only take cash.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great little Asian restaurant with a variety of chinese, thai and sushi dishes.”
  • 1 local recommends

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