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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McDowell Arts Council Association

The McDowell Arts Council offers a variety of classes, hosts a unique gift shop filled with local artisans' works and gallery exhibits rotate monthly. Local craftsmen show and sell pottery, woodwork, photographs, original paintings and sculpture.

During the month of December, the gallery is filled with holiday gifts. Call 828-652-8610 or email [email protected] for current gallery information and special events.