Recent news, activities, special events and upcoming festivals!

Point Lookout Trail - Update

Point Lookout Trail recently sustained damage due to a small mud slide. The trail is OPEN, however, bicyclists need to use caution when riding the upper 1.5 mile area.  The U.S. Forest Service is working with area partners to remove the debris.  

Summer Is Still Here!

You have time to get in another summer adventure! Check out our guided river rafting/float tube adventure guides. In Little Switzerland, call Thrifty Adventures and in the Marion area, call Catawba River Outdoors.  Wet and Wild, it's all here!

Mountain Trail Runners!

Trail running has become a popular sport and recreational activity. Coming up,August 26, 2017, join Vertical Runner Black Mountain and Rentless Running Events at Old Fort's Camp Grier for some late summer fun.The 5K is on rolling terrain, mostly gravel road and double-track trail. The 10K is a ...

Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventures!

Our region of the Pisgah National Forest includes more than 67,000 acres of it's 500,000 acre area.  More than enough room to spread out, explore our 8 waterfall trails, 19 hiking trails and numerous biking trails, including those at Lake James State Park!  Need a guided activity ...

June 2nd - Liver Mush and Gold!

Spend the day learning and exploring in and around Marion and Old Fort, NC!  In Old Fort, (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) visit with educators from The Reed Gold Mine, Historic Bechtler House Museum and Gold Hill to learn about our state's gold history and the legacy ...

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