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.

Aug. 17, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

Stay in September!

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A few reasons to visit our region of the Blue Ridge during September. Fewer visitors! Avoid the October crowds and plan a September get-away.  

Weather!  It's cooling down.  Perfectly warm days, cooler nights and ideal conditions for hiking and biking. Lake James State Park's public beach remains open through September 30th.  Rent a kayak or canoe and enjoy the water.

The Blue Ridge Parkway!  At the higher elevations, leaves begin transitioning earlier, often in the latter days of September.  Leaf color depends upon weather conditions.  As Forrest Gump said, life's like a box of chocolates, you never when the leaves will change.  ;)

The 1st Annual Big Foot Festival!  Spend a weekend with us and attend Marion's first Big Foot Festival scheduled for September 8th.  Main Street will become Big Foot Headquarters.  Lots to see and do.  Check out our event calendar.

Winery/Vineyard Tours!  September weather conditions are "ripe" for wine enthusiasts.  Follow the Blue Ridge Travelers' Wine Trail.  Call to receive your free copy!

Need more ideas?  Call 888-233-6111 and we're happy to help.  

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