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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 67,000 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.  These people are responsible for creating our iconic public art displays, locally sourced foods, distinctive craft beers, wines, mead, and specialty shops.  Their innovation translates into original annual events, the small ones could be the best! The online event calendar shares event details.

Find the ideal lodging property and you have a base camp.  Check out our "Play" list for trail and attraction details.  Then mix and match day trips or simply find that stellar view and relax.  We can help, just call us.  888-233-6111

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