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

Welcome to the Blue Ridge Traveler's visitor guide.  We're here to help you plan the vacation that fits your lifestyle. 

What will you find? Miles of epic backcountry trails scattered throughout our region of the Pisgah National Forest.  Ramble through pristine wilderness areas showcasing stellar waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, and first-rate trout streams. Book a guided hike, fly-fishing trip, river float, or other outdoor activities.

Uncover the hidden gems found in our Blue Ridge Parkway communities of Little Switzerland and the Linville Falls area.  We'll share details on places you don't want to miss in downtown Marion's 310 District and the developing Mill Creek Village in Old Fort.  

Meet our makers!  We enjoy a mind-blowing creative culture responsible for our iconic public art projects, distinctive craft beers, wines, mead, and locally sourced foods.  Their innovation and talents translate into special events and inspired retail shops.  Click our event calendar for details.

The most important part of planning a get-away, choosing a base camp.  Find the ideal property by clicking our "Stay" icon.  

Help is a phone call away, and it's free!  888-233-6111

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