Get Outdoors - Ride, Run or Walk!

Epic, real life adventure and action is right here, in our stunning region of the Pisgah National Forest. Our trails add that extra "punch" because of their roots, rocks, creeks and more than 67,000 acres of protected, ancient forest lands.  You'll find several outdoor challenge rides, races and ...

Winter Hikes, Winter Fun!

Stay active this winter with a hike through our pristine Blue Ridge hiking and waterfall trails. Winter views are stunning!  Typically, we experience mild winters and day temperatures are pleasant.  We are fortunate to have a broad range of elevations, no snow in the valley means you can ...

Downtown Marion & Changes!

We're not Killington, Vermont or Vail, Colorado. We're Blue Ridge mountain communities, including the ever changing face of Main Street and downtown Marion, NC.  

Appalachian Potters Market - December 2nd

Spend the first weekend in December with us! The Appalachian Potters' Market has 31 years of history and tradition to share, through 66 North Carolina potters.  Admission is $5.00 for those 16 years of age and older!

October 27th - Fall Leaf Report

Wow, what a difference a little cold weather makes! Today, I traveled the Blue Ridge Parkway, including the Linville River access area.  Gorgeous colors, although between Linville Falls and Crabtree Falls, southern facing slopes still have quite a bit of green remaining on thee trees.  Good news, more ...

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