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.

March 1, 2021, 4:38 p.m.

March Into Spring- Let's Get Creative!


March 20th is the official first day of spring, but in western North Carolina we often experience more than one season in two days. It's all good, check the forecast before heading out!

Blooms are showing up on our trails and we're keeping a photographic record of these beauties. Make plans and take a look at the Blue Ridge Parkway's Bloom Calendar.

Develop your creative talents by signing up for a "one and done" art or craft class. Old Fort's Arrowhead Gallery and Studios and The Makery in downtown Marion's 310 District offer cool options.

Mark your calendar for March 27th and join us on North Main Street in downtown Marion for a socially distanced Easter Pop-Up Craft Shop between 10-4. Watch for more of these!

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