The Catawba Falls trail will close on May 2, 2022, and remain closed until spring of 2023. The popular Old Fort area trail will be closed for 9-12 months to ensure the safety of the public and construction crews building retaining walls, boardwalks, staircases, and overlooks. Click the "Play" icon to find alternative waterfall and hiking trails.

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Founders' Art Walk

The Founders' Art Walk was inspired by McDowell County's 175th anniversary.  The county's cultural heritage is shared through this collaborative, outdoor art display.  Each vibrant canvas was created through partnerships, including the McDowell County Tourism Authority, the City of Marion, Historic Carson House and the help of talented, local artists and and high school students.  Follow this self-guided tour while you explore and enjoy historic downtown Marion.

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