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 28, 2017, 9:33 a.m.

2021 - Canceled - Pioneer Day & Mountain Thunder Car Show


Experience the days of yesteryear at the 31st Annual Pioneer Day in Old Fort, NC. Join us on the banks of Mill Creek, at Mountain Gateway Museum experience the Pioneer-era culture of western North Carolina. Period demonstrators, artists and craftsmen, musicians, food and more are part of this local celebration.  Hours are 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and admission is FREE.

Two blocks away, visit the Mountain Thunder Car Show hosted by members of the Route 70 Cruisers Car Club.  Members proudly share their vintage vehicles with the public.  Admission is also free and hours are 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.