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Recent news, activities, special events and upcoming festivals!

Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventures!

Our region of the Pisgah National Forest includes more than 67,000 acres of it's 500,000 acre area.  More than enough room to spread out, explore our 8 waterfall trails, 19 hiking trails and numerous biking trails, including those at Lake James State Park!  Need a guided activity ...

June 3rd - Liver Mush and Gold!

Spend the day with us beginning with Old Fort's 14th Annual NC Gold Festival (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) then drop by Marion's downtown 11th Annual Liver Mush Festival!  Both events are outdoors, admission is FREE and will keep you entertained!  Details are on our event ...

Blooms!

Our trails are bursting with color, including this early Flame Azalea. In our region of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Pisgah National Forest, a variety of rhodendron is in bloom now through the end of June, some at the higher elevations will bloom into early July. Elevations above 3,000 ...

Pioneer Day & Mountain Thunder Car Show

Experience the days of yesteryear at the 31st Annual Pioneer Day in Old Fort, NC. Join us on the banks of Mill Creek, at Mountain Gateway Museum experience the Pioneer-era culture of western North Carolina. Period demonstrators, artists and craftsmen, musicians, food and more are part of this local celebration ...

Explore The Blue Ridge!

Explore our amazing region of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Try your hand at kayaking the Catawba River or book an excursion with one of our local adventure guides. Spend the day on one of the most challenging mountain bike wilderness trails in western North Carolina.  Just north of Marion, follow ...

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