A Weekend in Marshall

Published July 31, 2022

Marshall is a true hidden gem in Western North Carolina. This quiet, riverside town hosts a number of fun annual events as well as weekly activities to be enjoyed. The charming downtown is lined with restored buildings that are now home to an assortment of mesmerizing galleries, querky shops, excellent restaurants and lively bars. All of this resides along the shore of the scenic French Broad River. It’s no surprise that more and more folks continue to flock to Marshall to see what all the talk is about.

Dinner and a night out

Grab some tasty grub and then hit the shops of downtown Marshall with your special someone or friends and family. There are a number of fantastic restaurants in Marshall that offer an array of dishes that are sure to be just what you’re looking for.

Afterwards, enjoy the rest of your evening shopping and exploring the eclectic shops and galleries on Main street. Better yet, come out on the “Third Thursday” of the month in Marshall and you’ll be greeted with a vendor village, musical performances and shops staying open late!

Explore the Restaurants and Shops in Marshall

Drinks and a view

Craft brews and amazing views! Marshall has a number of EXCELLENT bars to wet your whistle at while you admire the French Broad River. What kind of beer are you in the mood for? A cider? An IPA? How about something fruity that tastes amazing? Brings some friends and try them all!

There is no short supply of drinks in Marshall. Just take a stroll down main street and you’ll find the perfect spot for your next evening out with friends or family.

Where to get a drink in Marshall

Relax along the tranquil river

If the French Broad River in Marshall isn’t quite your style, just 15 minutes north of Downtown Marshall is one of the most peaceful and private hikes outside of Asheville, NC. The Laurel River Trail is a shady and flat hike that runs along this secluded river and will wash away all your worries.

If you need a break from the hustle and bustle, the Laurel River Trail will be exactly what you’re looking for. The trail runs 3.5 miles along the river and is popular for fly-fishing. Bring some snacks and enjoy a gorgeous picnic along the river where the only thing you’ll hear is the babble of the water and the rustling wind through the trees.

Find out more about the Laurel River Trail here