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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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Appalachian Trading Post

Appalachian Trading Post

Individually managed vintage booths with "curiosity" pieces, used sporting goods, bicycles, electronics, antiques and so much more.  Spend some ...

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    828-527-1521
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Bear Crawl - Sugar Hill Road

Buck Creek

Buck Creek

(Game land section) 200 yards along NC 80 also light fishing pressure.

Catawba River at Joseph McDowell Greenway

Catawba River at Joseph McDowell Greenway

Easy walk in access, handicap accessible fishing piers and canoe/kayak access available from three points along the greenway.  This ...

Catawba River Park and Canoe Launch

Catawba River Park and Canoe Launch

Catawba River Park and Canoe/Kayak Launch is located within one quarter mile of the intersection of Highway 70 West ...

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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
Happy Hen Vintage

Happy Hen Vintage

Lots of space with a variety of seasonal offerings, antiques, jewelry, toys, craft furnishings and more.  Located in a ...

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    828-559-2049
Joseph McDowell/Catawba River Greenway

Joseph McDowell/Catawba River Greenway

The Joseph McDowell/Catawba River Greenway is located just outside downtown Marion, NC.  This paved trail follows the flow of ...

  • Phone
    828-668-4282
Lamb's Hidden Treasures

Lamb's Hidden Treasures

A local favorite, Lamb's Hidden Treasures is a special find, one block off North Main Street in downtown Marion ...

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    828-925-2725
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
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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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    828-652-3767
Mountain Laurel Antiques

Mountain Laurel Antiques

A little something for everyone!  Musical instruments, period furnishings, jewelry, accessories, clothing items and more.  Inventory changes regularly ...

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    828-756-8200
Peavine Trail

Peavine Trail

The Peavine Rail Line, once an active Norfolk Southern Railway line, is included in the company's "rails to trails ...

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    828-652-3551
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
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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    800-225-7802
Tom's Creek Falls

Tom's Creek Falls

Tom's Creek Falls is accessible year round, located south of the Blue Parkway at Milepost 316/Hwy. 221 South ...

Vintage Market

Vintage Market

Antique mall and vintage store with a variety of vendor booths.  You'll find custom-made furnishings and The Vintage ...

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    828-559-2700
Woodlawn Fitness Trail

Woodlawn Fitness Trail

Fitness Trail consists of 7 stations, two exercises per station on a 1/4 mile jogging path.  Additional one mile ...

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    828-668-4282
Woods Mountain Trail

Woods Mountain Trail

Hike or bike this one.  It's not for the faint at heart!  Elevation peaks at 3,600 ...

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    828-668-4282
Woody's Original Mountain Music House

Woody's Original Mountain Music House

Join Max Woody and friends each Friday night to experience one-of-a-kind bluegrass music with local performers.  Any and all musicians ...

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    828-724-4158

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