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The Blue Ridge Travelers' towns and trails are found in Marion, Old Fort, Lake James, Little Switzerland and Linville Falls, North Carolina.   The Pisgah National Forest contains more than 500,000 acres, approximately 70,000 of those are right here, in our spectacular region of the Blue Ridge mountains and foothills. Search the "Stay" option to find the perfect Blue Ridge Mountain cabin, cottage, inn or motel. 

Explore more than 20 hiking and waterfall trails, numerous mountain biking trails, two Lake James State Parks, the Blue Ridge Parkway or push your physical limits by participating in our seasonal, outdoor races, rides and runs.  Old Fort is an official North Carolina Mountain Heritage Trout Town with four trout streams.  Lake James is known for its sport fishing.  Cruise the 150 miles of shoreline and spend a perfect day on the water, with views of the in Linville Mountains.  

We're a year-round location, with mild winters and comfortable summers.  Search the "Play" section to find a list of attractions, trails and more.  The event calendar includes activity and festival details.  Don't miss Marion's Liver Mush Festival or New Year's Eve celebration and gold nugget drop!

Have questions?  We're here to help.  Ask for a free Blue Ridge Travelers' Visitor Guide and area map. Call us, toll free!    888-233-6111.

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