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.

June 6, 2016, 9:38 a.m.

Route 70 Cruisers at Historic Carson House

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Route 70 Cruisers and the Mountain Gateway Mopar Association join forces to create a unique, benefit car show on the grounds of beautiful, historic Carson House.  There will be a best of show trophy, drawings for gift baskets and a set of new tires, face painting, bake sale and more!  Event admission is free, however, if you would like to show your car, there is a $15.00 registration fee.  Event proceeds benefit a local scholarship fund, created to honor former McDowell High School student Eleck Hensley.  

Directions:  I-40/Exit 73/Old Fort - Driving North on Catawba Avenue to Main Street/Hwy. 70.  Turn right onto Main Street/Hwy. 70 driving east approximately 8 miles to stoplight, intersecting NC Hwy. 80.  Drive through intersection, passing Tom Johnson's Camping Center on right.  Historic Carson House is next right.