Things To Do In Madison County, NC

Just minutes from Asheville, NC, Madison County is full of ways to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Within the Pisgah National Forest, the Appalachian Trail and hiking trails provide a wide range of opportunities for hiking. Other outdoor activities include whitewater rafting on the French Broad River, bicycling on scenic and lightly-traveled mountain roads; horseback riding on trails which provide unique vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains; fishing in our mountain streams and rivers.

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Alex Matisse

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Alex Matisse’s upbringing in a family of artists and anthropologists shaped his philosophy about the wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware that he now creates. 
Marshall, North Carolina

Appleberry Cove Farm and School

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If you are looking to visit a small family farm that offers workshops, tours, hikes and demonstrations, here it is! This homestead-type farm is comprised of vegetable, herb, and flower gardens, fruit orchards and berries.  
Mars Hill, North Carolina

Bailey Mountain Bike Park

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The only year-round gravity-specific bike park in the southeast is just minutes from the town of Mars Hill. Bailey Mountain Bike Park features over 1000 vertical feet of elevation otherwise unheard of in the Southeast. 
Marshall, North Carolina

Bill Weldner

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After a teaching career both at the high school and college levels, Bill Weldner moved to Madison County and settled in the beautiful Spring Creek area to paint for pleasure. 
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Blue Heron Whitewater

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Blue Heron Whitewater offers whitewater rafting trips on North Carolina’s French Broad River near Asheville, NC. Their most popular trips paddle the section of the French Broad River between Marshall and Hot Springs. 
Marshall, North Carolina

Briar Rose Farm

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For a real farm experience, you can choose from three rental cabins in the middle of this family farm. 
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Broadwing Farms Cabins

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This three-generation family farm has three rental cabins so that you can truly immerse yourself and your family in the farm experience. The 85 acres back up to the Pisgah National Forest and are up the hill from the French Broad River. 
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Bucky Parker

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Bucky Parker’s work is a combination of philosophy and art in wood form. His degree in philosophy did not prepare him for a career in farming. 
Marshall, North Carolina

Cindy Trisler

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Cindy Trisler makes what she describes as functional and fanciful pottery in a setting outside Mars Hill, NC, which could inspire anyone to take up some type of artistic pursuit. 
Mars Hill, North Carolina

County Workshops

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To call Drew Langsner a woodworker is selling his talent short. Since 1972, he has had a love for traditional woodworking. 
Marshall, North Carolina

Creek View Studio & Gallery

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Bill Weldner, a local artist, displays his work along with his wife’s jewelry. Bill works both with painting and mixed media. His studio is set in a beautiful area in the Spring Creek community outside of Hot Springs, just a few short… 
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Dennis Ruane

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Dennis Ruane’s interest in woodcarving began with his first Boy Scout merit badge at age twelve and has grown since that time. 
Marshall, North Carolina

Elk Knob Farm and Kanati Lodge

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From Christmas trees to mushrooms and in between things such as vegetables, heirloom apples, blueberries, perennials and ferns, a visit to Elk Knob Farm is illuminating! 
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Madison County Tourism Development Authority

56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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Toll Free: (877) 262-3476

Mailing Address: PO Box 1527
    Mars Hill, NC 28754