Explore the Blue Ridge by visiting our towns and trails. Ramble or ride across 70,000 acres of Pisgah National Forest where you'll explore close to 200 miles of trails and the country's most visited national park, the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Elevations vary greatly with downtown Marion measuring just over 1,400 feet above sea level, Old Fort clocks in around 1,500 feet above sea level, Little Switzerland, and our Parkway communities measure up to 3,500 + feet above sea level. The highest point east of the Mississippi River is close by, Mt. Mitchell State Park at 6,684 feet.
Our quaint downtown neighborhoods are filled with locally-owned shops, restaurants, taprooms, breweries, and more. Call to request a copy of The 310 District map, art walks/galleries, and museum guides. We're here to help. 828-668-4282