Endless Outdoor Activ
Marion is nearby two natural treasures: Lake James and Mount Mitchell. Between these two places, there is a wealth of outdoor adventures waiting. Get up early and watch the fog drift lazily on the water at Lake James while you prepare for a day of fishing, boating, water skiing, or canoeing. If you want to get back to basics, Marion borders Pisgah National Forest and offers outdoor lovers 10,000 acres of hiking, biking, camping, and horseback riding. For an adrenaline-fueled thrill, tackle making your way up Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain peak in eastern North America.
Join Great Community
Residents of Marion know how to throw a festival. Make new friends and enjoy lively music at the town’s First Friday Night Concerts. Every June through September, downtown Main Street fills up with the sounds of songs and laughter with great concerts from local and regional bands. In the fall, you can look forward to the Mountain Glory Festival, held to celebrate the beauty of autumn. You will love the arts and crafts, delicious vendor foods, and seeing the crimson and gold leaves in all their beauty. Sign up for a foot race if you feel limber or just wander around and do some shopping.
A Feast on Every Stre
Whether you want a small snack or a serious-sized dinner, Marion has the foods you enjoy served with a smile. Locals to find fantastic diner food at Bruce’s Fabulous Foods. This place is a paradise for simple yet delicious fare from a pimento cheeseburger to a dozen cheesecake options. For a quick bite of tangy, tasty barbecue, the Bar-B-Que Hut has some of the best pulled pork sandwiches around. Low Country Dining and Catering will spoil you when it comes to southern food because you will leave full, and satisfied but not be able to stop thinking about their short ribs and banana pudding.