Recent news, activities, special events and upcoming festivals!

Friday Fall Leaf Report - October 26th

Yes! Leaves ARE changing colors. This image was taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway exit at MP 344, facing south.  This is the eastern continental divide.  As you drive north towards Little Switzerland, you'll see more yellows, oranges, and a few reds.  Beech trees are turning ...

Friday Fall Leaf Report - October 19th

Tree leaves aren't the only stars of the fall season. Sunrises and sunsets are also brilliant. Local photographer and fly-fishing guide, Matt Evans with The Catawba Angler, shared this shot from a recent outing on Lake James.  

Blue Ridge Travelers' Treasure Trail

Spend time exploring the region and searching for special finds when you visit our antique and vintage properties. We have them arranged alphabetically, if you have questions, please give us a call at 828-668-4282.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Join us at the downtown Marion stage between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm, as cultures come together, celebrating life and remembering those no longer with us.  Lots of music, including a live mariachi band, community ofrenda, food, crafts, Calaveras, face painting and more.  The venue is ...

Friday Fall Leaf Report - October 12th

Today certainly felt like fall, with temps in the 50s. At 1:30 pm, it was 58 degrees at Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 323.  The views are tremendous, today is a crystal clear day with gorgeous blue skies.  

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