The Catawba Falls trail is closed until spring of 2024. Click here to find alternative waterfall and hiking trails.

Feb. 12, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

Spring Is Here!


Seasonal properties are opening up! Get-away and enjoy time in our Blue Ridge Parkway communities with a stay at the Linville Falls Lodge and Cabins, Bear Den Campground and Cabins, Big Lynn Lodge, or one of many privately owned vacation properties. Stop by any weekday to shop at Little Switzerland Books & Beans, and pick up Switzerland Cafe's yummy take-out on weekends, or pick up goodies from their General Store.

Opening March 26th is Emerald Village, March 29th the Switzerland Cafe and General Store will resume daily hours, opening April 13th is the Alpine Inn and the Switzerland Inn and Chalet will re-open on April 20th.  

Make reservations and enjoy these upcoming festivals!

April 20th - Sweet Treats of the Carolinas Festival, Marion

April 27th - Pioneer Day and Route 70 Cruisers' Car Show, Old Fort

May 25th - Memorial Day Car Show, Main Street in Marion

June 1st - Annual Marion Liver Mush Festival, Main Street

June 1st - Official NC Gold Festival, Old Fort

Check our event calendar to see additional happenings in our spectacular region of the Blue Ridge Mountains.