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

Jan. 2, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Upcoming Events!

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Throughout our section of the Pisgah National Forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you'll find year-round activities and special events like these.  Stay with us!

Outdoor sports events include March's Bear Crawl OCR (register here;, and Fonta Flora 50k (register here;

In April, Camp Grier's Hellbender 100 is a challenging weekend foot race. Register online.

On the last Saturday in April, Old Fort's Annual Pioneer Day Festival is hosted by Mountain Gateway Museum.  Fun activities, music, and you'll learn something!  Across the road, talk with members of the Route 70 Cruisers Club, during their annual car show.  

April 20th is the Sweet Treats of the Carolinas Festival.  This fun downtown Marion event takes place on Main Street.  Burn those calories by signing up for his 5k!

June 1st is Old Fort's Official NC Gold Festival held on the grounds of Mountain Gateway Museum.  Free admission!

These and other local events are on our website calendar.  Check it out, call us with questions, and visit soon.