4 Ways to Learn Something New

 

Learn How to Make Pottery

These mountains can inspire the artist in just about anyone. And, there are opportunities to take a workshop or a private class in learning how to make pottery. Or, to improve your skills in that field. 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. Her fascination with nature, namely the shapes of flowers and leaves, is the primary influence on her work. She also reflects what she calls “Mother Nature’s sense of humor” in her pottery. Find a place to stay in these beautiful and feed your artistic soul as well.

 

Try Your Hand at Disc Golfing

Golf with a frisbee-like disc? Yes, we have a disc golf course here in Madison County if you would like to give a new sport a try. The 18-hole course winds its way through the beautiful campus of Mars Hill College. And, you can even pick up a free score card and course map at the college bookstore. Or, download a copy from this website. The bookstore also sells the special weighted discs that are needed if you expect it to land in the basket at each hole. If you want to practice, Blannahassett Island in Marshall has a practice course.

Follow Clues to a Geocaching Container

It didn’t take long after the popularity of GPS technology for someone to come up with a fun use of a GPS. Think of it as a 21st century scavenger hunt. Although there are some locations that are within the towns in Madison County–college students love to hide things on the campus–many of the sites are in beautiful rural areas. So, combine a hike through the mountains and track down the clues once you have reached the GPS site to uncover the treasure that someone has placed there. What a unique way to enjoy unexplored places.

 

Research Your Genealogy

If you have Madison County roots, the Madison County Library in Marshall has a history room designed to aid you in your research. The room is filled with public records (birth, death, and marriage certificates), cemetery records, and Civil War registries. There are many donated family histories as well as old maps and old newspapers for your quest in tracing your family’s history. The library keeps its one-of-a-kind books about Madison County in this room, too. Accessible from any of the public computers in the Library is a special version of Ancestry.com which allow you to search (free of charge) birth, death and census records. Make an appointment to learn about your ancestors and enrich your knowledge of your family history.

 

Featured Businesses in Madison County

Little Creek Cafe

11660 U.S. 23 Mars Hill, 28754
(828) 689-2307

Little Creek Cafe

Zimmerman’s Berry Farm

2260 Revere Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 656-2056

Zimmerman’s Berry Farm

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

133 South Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-2489

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

1459 Caney Fork Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-3464

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Becca Floyd

1257 Fred Holcombe Road Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
(828) 689-9242

Becca Floyd

Hot Springs Rafting Company

22 U.S. 25 Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
877 530-7238

Hot Springs Rafting Company

Walnut Creek Gallery

2970 Walnut Creek Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-0568

Walnut Creek Gallery

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

9800 Old US highway 25-70 Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(800) 570-7238

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Mad County Brewing

45 North Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
828-649-8600

Mad County Brewing

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

578 Valley View Circle Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
(828) 689-4119

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Madison County Tourism Development Authority

56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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