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Recent news, activities, special events and upcoming festivals!

Fall Color

Do you have fall reservations? This year's leaf forecast predicts an early season, we'll see. Watch for our weekly leaf reports, beginning September 18th. We'll begin this year's reports in Little Switzerland, NC.  

Pisgah National Forest!

"OUTSIDERS" the weather is perfect and September is an ideal time to discover our region of the Pisgah National Forest. Explore 19+ hiking trails, single track biking and waterfall trails.  Search the "Stay" icon for lodging properties, make reservations and enjoy the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  Click this link, to ...

Point Lookout Trail - Update

Point Lookout Trail recently sustained damage due to a small mud slide. The trail is OPEN, however, bicyclists need to use caution when riding the upper 1.5 mile area.  The U.S. Forest Service is working with area partners to remove the debris.  

Summer Is Still Here!

You have time to get in another summer adventure! Check out our guided river rafting/float tube adventure guides. In Little Switzerland, call Thrifty Adventures and in the Marion area, call Catawba River Outdoors.  Wet and Wild, it's all here!

Mountain Trail Runners!

Trail running has become a popular sport and recreational activity. Coming up,August 26, 2017, join Vertical Runner Black Mountain and Rentless Running Events at Old Fort's Camp Grier for some late summer fun.The 5K is on rolling terrain, mostly gravel road and double-track trail. The 10K is a ...

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