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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.

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East McDowell Middle School

The auditorium of East Middle School in Marion, NC is a venue for Foothills Community Theater performances. Throughout the year ...

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    828-652-7711
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Fonta Flora Brewery

Historic Old Fort

Historic Old Fort

Historic Old Fort is a quaint community of 900+ and regularly celebrates its heritage with mountain music performances, preservation of ...

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    828-668-4282
McDowell High School

McDowell High School

McDowell High School's auditorium and gymnasium are used for some public events.   The annual Appalachian Potters' Market is ...

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    828-652-7920
Mill Creek Village

Mill Creek Village

Mill Creek Village is located in downtown Old Fort, NC and is comprised of the following businesses and attractions.  ...

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    828-668-4282
The Flats Off Road Park

The Flats Off Road Park

The Flats is a large tract of land specifically constructed to challenge the most rugged 4-wheeler.  This facility hosts special ...

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    828-442-7932

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