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Year-round access to the Pisgah National Forest, in our unforgettable region of the Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills.

Find canoe, kayak, tube rentals and local guided tour operators taking you down the Catawba River, on Lake James, floating the Toe River, or rappelling classes and trips with local adventure guides Thrifty Adventures and Catawba River Outdoors.  

Explore a trail! With over 20 waterfall and hiking trails, vineyard trails, off road biking trails, a 200 + quilt block trail and, of course, our driving trails, we'll help you relax throughout the year.

We're also known for our mining history.  Visit former commercial mines offering authentic, recreational mining fun with gold and gems.

Search our "play list" to find attractions, trails and more.  Lake James State Park, golf courses, museums and galleries.  If you need a little help finding the perfect spot, call us toll free.  888-233-6111

Geneva Hall

Geneva Hall

Geneva Hall is located in "uptown" Little Switzerland at the end of HIgh Ridge Road, beside the Switzerland Inn.  Geneva ...

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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Miller Building

Former warehouse space, converted to host special events.  Watch for new retail shops, events and more!  

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Tom Johnson's Camping Center

Tom Johnson's Camping Center

Tom Johnson's Camping Center is more than a campground, it also serves as a performance/event venue.  Located beside ...

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