We're here to help plan your adventures! Blue Ridge travelers will find the visitor center in downtown Old Fort. Pick up free maps and guides for the communities and towns located in McDowell County including Lake James, Linville Falls, Little Switzerland, Marion, Old Fort. Make Marion or Old Fort a base camp for day trips, hiking, mountain biking, and exploring area waterfalls. Spend a day at the North Cove Leisure Club and Disc Golf Range, visit Marion's downtown, or experience Old Fort's Gateway Trail System. Multi-use trails are scattered throughout 70,000 acres of Pisgah National Forest. The Blue Ridge Parkway is the unofficial northern border. Check out Little Switzerland, Milepost 334. Quaint shops, good food, trails, waterfalls, and the Orchard at Altapass, Milepost 328.3.