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 12, 2018, 1:37 p.m.

St. Patrick's Day Pub & Grub Crawl


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us AND win a prize! These "pubs and grubs" are located within a 3/10 mile section of Main Street, in downtown Marion, NC.  It's an easy walk!

It's Marion's first "pub and grub crawl" with six participating businesses.  This one appeals to "traditionalists" and those non-beer drinkers alike.  Fun begins at 11:00 am and ends at midnight, check out hours of operation for each participating business.  Follow the Facebook event page for details and updates.

The crawl includes Refinery 13, Burrito Brothers, Spillway Bridge & Company, McDowell Local, Mulligan Mack's After 5 Pub & Grill and Mica Town Brewing.  Stop in and ask for your passport.  As you move through the day, each business will stamp your passport, once you've visited at least four locations, turn in your passport.  There will be a drawing for a "pot of gold" filled with prizes from participating businesses.