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Welcome to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Blue Ridge Foothills, including Marion, Old Fort, Linville Falls, Lake James and Little Switzerland.  Our "back yard" is the Pisgah National Forest with hiking, waterfall and mountain biking trails.  Pisgah includes over 500,000 acres of forest lands, approximately 70,000 of those acres are right here.  The Blue Ridge Parkway serves as our unofficial northern, county border, with shops, art galleries, waterfalls, a historic apple orchard and more between Linville Falls and Crabtree Falls.  Typically, we enjoy mild winters and most sites are available year-round.

Explore our Blue Ridge mountain back country trails, fish secluded trout streams, travel scenic driving routes through majestic Blue Ridge mountain roads, look for gold and gems or follow the Blue Ridge Travelers' Wine Trail.  Search the "Play" section for a full list of attractions and trails.  You'll also find the perfect Blue Ridge Mountain cabin, cottage, inn or motel. Search the "Stay" option!  

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

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