Year-round access to the Pisgah National Forest, in our unforgettable region of the Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills.
Guided Fun - Thrifty Adventures and The Catawba Angler.
Float the Catawba River, book a trip with Catawba River Outdoors.
Explore a trail in the Pisgah National Forest! 20+ area waterfall, running, and hiking trails.
Off-road biking trails including Kitsuma Peak/Young's Ridge, Curtis Creek Recreation Area, and Lake James State Park.
Blue Ridge Parkway - Stops at Little Switzerland, the Orchard at Altapass, Crabtree Falls, Linville Falls and a quick segue off the Parkway to explore Linville Caverns.
Gold and gem mining, golf courses, museums and art galleries.
Marion's 3/10 - .3 mile dotted with small breweries, tap rooms, music hall, restaurants, and art!
Old Fort, where you'll experience rushing trout streams, Mountain Gateway Museum, Catawba Falls, Andrews Geyser and Curtis Creek Recreation Area, thousands of acres in old growth U.S. Forest Service land with miles of trails and streams.
Need other ideas? Call us! 888-233-6111
Next door to Ivan's Restaurant and McDowell Sports Complex at 622 Finley Road in Marion.
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