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Step back in time in this 18th century Moravian settlement's museums, gardens and bakery.
Hit the trail in Pisgah National Forest, at the U.S. National Whitewater Center or on a coastal byway.
Play a round at Pine Needles Golf Club or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Enjoy mile-high views at Grandfather Mountain, visit landmark country stores, and hike, ski and snowboard the highest peaks in the East.
An area rich in history, this region also is home to furniture and pottery making, a barbecue battleground and Yadkin Valley wineries.
On our southernmost shores you can enjoy 35 golf courses, Calabash seafood and family-friendly beaches boasting sunrise and sunset views.
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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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Old Fort area
Information for Marion, Lake James, Linville Falls, Little Switzerland, Old Fort and surrounding areas.
Experience the joy of making something with your own hands at the historic John C. Campbell Folk School. Savor the natural scenic beauty of our…
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Old Fort (0.14 mile)
September 27 - 28
Historical interpretation depicting life on the western North Carolina frontier during the 1700s. Enjoy period crafters, sutlers and more.
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Annual Concert at the Historic Marion Depot on the lawn. Bring chair or a blanket and enjoy. In case of rain, the concert will be inside the depot.
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Black Mountain (7.57 mile)
Restaurant as well as catering, American style food as well as Mediterranean very eclectic menu with flair.
Black Mountain (8.20 mile)
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Old Fort (1.80 mile)
Experience outdoor adventure in a luxurious setting. Our custom timber lodge, with 3 master suites, 3 bunkrooms, 5.5 baths, 2 detached bunkhouses and bathhouse, makes everyone smile.
Old Fort (2.74 mile)
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Old Fort (3.03 mile)
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