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Man Fly Fishing on a river in McDowell County

Welcome to the Blue Ridge Traveler’s area of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We’re here to help you plan the vacation that fits your lifestyle.

What will you find? Miles of epic backcountry trails scattered throughout our region of the Pisgah National Forest.  Ramble through pristine wilderness areas showcasing stellar waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, and first-rate trout streams. Book a guided hike, fly-fishing trip, river float, or other outdoor activities.
Woman walking dog in front of Crabtree Falls in North Carolina
Uncover the hidden gems found in our Blue Ridge Parkway communities of Little Switzerland and the Linville Falls area between Mileposts 314 and 344. We’ll share details on places you don’t want to miss in downtown Marion’s 310 District and the developing Mill Creek Village in Old Fort.
Blue Ridge Traveler: Towns & Trails of McDowell County
Meet our makers!  We enjoy a mind-blowing creative culture! These talented residents are responsible for our iconic public art projects, distinctive craft beers, wines, mead, and locally sourced foods.  Their innovations translate into special events and interesting retail shops.

The most important part of planning a get-away is identifying your base camp. We can help!  Visit us online at or call us at 888-233-6111.

91 S. Catawba Avenue
Old Fort, NC 28762
Exit at Milepost 317.5, 330.9, 344.1, 382.5