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Small town America is thriving in this charming, community of approximately 7,800 residents. It is the ideal base camp for your next Blue Ridge get-away.

What will you find? A temperate climate, a natural simplicity, and a location that is accessible year-round. Awesome day trip options, including five area state parks, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Lake James, floating or kayaking trips on the Catawba River, and trails ... miles and miles of trails.

The Pisgah National Forest's Grandfather Ranger District borders the Marion area. Mountain biking trails, waterfalls, hiking, and running trails are scattered throughout this 67,000+ acre section of Pisgah. A little known fact that's simply unexpected.

Don't miss The 310 District, in downtown Marion. This creative commercial district is full of local flavor. It's an eclectic mix of locally owned businesses including craft brewers, a meadery, bakeshop, ice cream makers, and locally-owned restaurants. End your day listening to talented local musicians or by challenging your gaming skills.

Marion is also host to a large number of festivals and events. Check our event calendar for details, dates, and times. Thinking of relocating? Visit the town hall online.




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