• Scott Graham LSD

    Little Switzerland

  • Lake James Beach

    Lake James State Park

  • Agsdavidwomack

    Old Fort Train Depot - David Womack

  • Chrisdowntownmarionjune18

    Downtown Marion

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    Blue Ridge Parkway Tunnel

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    Curtis Creek

Your Travel Guide To Little Switzerland, Lake James, Marion, Old Fort & Linville Falls

Welcome to the Blue Ridge Travelers' Towns and Trails!  We'll help with travel plans, introduce you to the awesome people, places, and happenings in and around our Blue Ridge Parkway communities, the City of Marion, Old Fort, Lake James, Little Switzerland and Linville Falls, NC.  

Explore epic backcountry trails crisscrossing our 70,000 acre section of the Pisgah National Forest.  Scattered throughout the region are spectacular waterfalls, hiking trails, first-rate trout streams, mountain bike trails, and wilderness areas. 

Meet our makers!  You'll find a mind-blowing creative culture contributing to every element of your next adventure.  These people are responsible for creating our iconic public art displays, locally sourced foods, distinctive craft beers, wines, mead, and specialty shops.  Their innovation also translates into original annual events, the small ones are always the best! The online event calendar shares event details.

Mix and match day trips, explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, and create your own stories by adding the performing arts and music for an unforgettable, relaxing vacation.  We can help, just call us.  888-233-6111

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