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Recent news, activities, special events and upcoming festivals!

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 ...

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 ...

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