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.

May 14, 2016, 10:08 a.m.

NC Gold Festival - June 4th

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Celebrate the 13th Annual NC Gold Festival in Old Fort's Mill Creek Village, on the grounds of Mountain Gateway Museum. Take a chance on winning a gold nugget, test your skills by trying out our NC Gold Geocache, learn about gold mining and processing through live demonstrations and stories, shop with vendors and enjoy the music...on the banks of Mill Creek.  Don't forget to register for the Ducky Derby!  Directions:  I-40/Exit 73/Old Fort - North on Catawba Avenue, right onto Water Street.  Event is on the right.