Things To 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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Ad Pro

AdPro is the place to create a unique souvenir of your visit to Madison County.
705 Carl Eller Road Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
(800) 511-9326
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Alex Matisse

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.
310 Ras Grooms Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 689-4109
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Appleberry Cove Farm and School

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.
111 Hoot and Holler Lane Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
(828) 689-4812
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Bailey Mountain Bike Park

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.
1370 Bone Camp Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(855) 743-3962
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Bill Weldner

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.
Creek View Drive Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-7454
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Blue Heron Whitewater

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.
35 Little Pine Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
828 450-4463
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Briar Rose Farm

For a real farm experience, you can choose from three rental cabins in the middle of this family farm.
91 Duckett Top Tower Road Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-7329
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Broadwing Farms Cabins

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.
20 Berry Wills Road Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-3647
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Bucky Parker

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.
115 Blannahassett Island Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
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Cindy Trisler

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.
2993 Hamburg Road Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
(828) 689-4353
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County Workshops

To call Drew Langsner a woodworker is selling his talent short. Since 1972, he has had a love for traditional woodworking.
990 Black Pine Ridge Rd Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 656-2280
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Creek View Studio & Gallery

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…
289 Creek View Drive Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-7454
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Dennis Ruane

Dennis Ruane’s interest in woodcarving began with his first Boy Scout merit badge at age twelve and has grown since that time.
2970 Walnut Creek Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-0568
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Elk Knob Farm and Kanati Lodge

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!
79 Poplar Ridge Lane Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-7398
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Fiddlestix

Right in the heart of the town of Mars Hill (next to the Mars Hill Library) is a treasure of antiques, local artists’ creations, and home accessories.
37 Library Drive Mars Hill, NC 28754
(828) 689-4532
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Flow

Flow is a retail venue for handmade products offered by local artists. Flow seeks to create a lively, event-centered contribution to the town of Marshall, with cultural and economic benefits for Madison County and beyond.
14 South Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-1686
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Fowler Farms Sporting Clays and Game Preserve

The combination of the beauty of the surroundings, wildlife and the challenge of shooting can be found in Madison County, North Carolina.
253 Fowler Farm Road Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-7380
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French Broad Adventures

Whether its adventure and excitement of whitewater rafting or the ease and relaxation of a calm water trip, French Broad Adventures is the rafting outfitter for you, your family, or your group.
Walnut Drive Marshall, North Carolina 28753
828 649-0486
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Frosty Mountain Christmas Trees

Donna and Chipper Jones and their children grow 80,000 Fraser Firs on 55 acres of their 300-acre farmland high in the Appalachian Mountains.
13623 North Carolina 212 Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 656-8100
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Hazelwood House Gift Shop

The shop carries goods to tempt all appetites from yard art to quilts as well as local crafts including walking sticks and photography.
50 South Spring Street Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-3366
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High Ridge Adventures & Outfitters

From day trips or overnight trips to extended Appalachian Trail hikes no matter what time of the year, the High Ridge Adventure guides have years of experience and knowledge to make your time one that will be memorable.
4224 Old US Hwy 25-70 Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(855) 962-4843
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Hot Springs Homegrown and Handmade Market

Hot Springs Homegrown and Handmade Market will be held on Saturdays from 10-2 beginning April 7, 2018-October 28, 2018.  We have a new home (just across the street!) on the lawn of Hot Springs Rafting right beside the post office.
81 U.S. 70 Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
828 206-3739
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Jim and Shirl Parmentier

Jim and Shirl have an open studio space just outside of Mars Hill and invite visitors to see how their joint creative process works. In the past 35 years, they have perfected both their process and their product.
184 White Oak Road Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
(828) 335-6456
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Kincaid Photography

What better place for a photographer to settle than at the top of a mountain of the Blue Ridge range of the Southern Appalachians? And, that’s exactly where Lori Kincaid is located.
7163 Max Patch Road Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-0135
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Laurel River Store

Known by locals as ‘The Old Mill Wheel’ or ‘The Steady Eddy, The Laurel River Store now serves fine coffees, espressos, teas, ice creams, snowballs, and more.
5150 U.S. 25 Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 260-6462
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Libby and Jim Mijanovich

Libby and Jim Mijanovich are truly masters at recycling old clothing into intricately designed fiber art. Their professional backgrounds in science, engineering and health care belie their gifts for color blending and design.
651 Long Branch Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-0200
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Madison County Arts Council

The home for the Madison County Arts Council also has a space for buying the work of local artists.
90 South Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-1301
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Mars Hill Farmers and Artisans Market

From April through November from 9am to 12 every Saturday (since 1999), this tailgate market has been serving up fresh farm products and more to the people of Madison County and its visitors on the quad at Mars Hill University.
50 College Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
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Mars Hill University Bookstore

A university bookstore…but so much more!! Mars Hill University Bookstore, owned and operated by Mars Hill University, has been serving the university community with pride since 1856.
25 Bailey Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
(828) 689-1248
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Mars Hill University Drama Department

Mars Hill University drama students stage plays during the school year on varying topics–ranging from musicals to drama. Take this opportunity to see future stars in an intimate venue and watch them blossom.
44 College Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
(866) 642-4968
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Marshall Handmade Market

Join us for our tenth annual Handmade Market! The Marshall Handmade Market will be held the weekend before Thanksgiving at Marshall High Studios in Marshall, NC, from 10 am to 5 pm. The studios are housed in a 1920's two story brick high school.
115 Blannahassatt Island Marshall, North Carolina 28753
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Mary Maupin Brumo

You can find Mary Maupin Brumo at her Marshall, NC, studio doing what she loves—painting in vibrant colors.
129 Hill Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 689-3379
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Meadow Branch Cottage at East Fork Farm

Meadow Branch Cottage overlooks the small family East Fork Farm. If you want to be right in the midst of the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains with the comforts of home, here is a natural farm cottage!
294 Meadow Branch Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
516 993-4055
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Nancy Darrell

The isolated cove where Nancy Darrell lives has nourished and inspired her over the past thirty years. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains with a view of the Appalachian Trail, streams and wildlife, the scenery has formed the basis of…
556 Black Pine Ridge Rd Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 656-2731
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Natural Springs at Hot Springs Resort and Spa

Whether you are looking for a way to simply enjoy a relaxing end of a day or have finished hiking a stretch of the nearby Appalachian Trail, you can soak in the natural hot mineral waters in Hot Springs, NC, at the Hot Springs Resort and Spa.
315 Bridge Street Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-7676
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Outpost

Outpost to display modern art and design that will both inspire and engage the local community.
62 South Main Street Marshall, 28753
44

Penland and Sons

Located in historic downtown Marshall, Penland’s is reminiscent of the old-time department store. There has been a general merchandise store in this location for over 100 years.
50 South Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-2811
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Relik’s Home and Garden

Antiques and unusual garden art can be found at this store located just outside Mars Hill. Open seasonally and with limited hours in the summer, but always some interesting finds.
929 Parkway View Road Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
(828) 689-5352
46

Rob Amberg Pictures and Words

As a photographer and writer, Rob Amberg has been documenting the people and landscape of Madison County since 1973.
3940 Anderson Branch Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-2142
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Robert Peebles’ Tree Farm

Robert Peebles has been growing his Fraser Firs for over fifteen years and even though he has a small operation, there are some tall, pretty trees at great prices.
2521 Upper Paw Paw Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-2963
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Rural Heritage Museum

The Rural Heritage Museum is housed in the historic native stone Montague Building. Montague was built in 1919 and originally used as a library. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
80 Cascade Street Mars Hill, 28754
828 689-1400
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Ruth Gallagher

Hot Springs fiber artist Ruth Gallagher creates wool paintings and wool sculptures using local wool fiber found here in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-3655
50

Selinde Lanier

After three years of designing woven upholstery for the commercial furniture market, Selinde is now pleased to have her own hand weaving studio in the Marshall High Studios.
115 Blannahassett Island Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 674-7215
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Smoky Mountain Trail Rides

Located at the highest point in Madison County north of Asheville, NC. Smoky Mountain Trail Rides has a peaceful, secluded mountain top setting for the enjoyment of horseback riding.
1959 Walnut Creek Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 768-9339
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Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART)

Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART) was founded on the Mars Hill University campus in 1975. Its goal is to present the highest quality professional productions, with a special emphasis on “plays concerning Appalachia.
44 College Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
(828) 689-1239
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Sunday on the Island Farmers Market

Beginning in May through October, every Sunday from Noon to 4pm, come out to Blannahassett Island to pick up some local products.
115 Blannahassett Island Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
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The Ashe Farm/Guest Rooms and Antiques

Overnight guests with full kitchen and patio BBQ. Now providing a farmers table breakfast for our guests. Antiques and art sales. Peaceful getaways in Madison county “The Jewel of the Blue Ridge”. 11 acres-hike our trails, picnic along our creek.
1370 Rector Corner Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
407-312-7732
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The Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies

The Ramsey Center, named after four-time speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, Liston B. Ramsey, is located on the main floor of Renfro Library on the Mars Hill University campus.
147 Bailey Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
828 689-1115
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The Little Pine Gem Mine

Come explore the historic two hundred year old Little Pine Gem Mine located on our property. Our two, three, and four hour rides feature a visit to the mine, either on horseback or by wagon the way the pioneers did years ago.
1459 Caney Fork Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-3464
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Weizenblatt Gallery

The primary function of the Weizenblatt Gallery at Mars Hill University is to educate through art. The Weizenblatt Gallery hosts exhibitions of work in a variety of styles and mediums by artists of local and national prominence.
79 Cascade Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
(828) 689-1209
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Wolf Laurel Country Club

Set atop the Blue Ridge Mountains, the course at Wolf Laurel Country Club is the highest east of the Mississippi River. It is also in the heart of the gated community of Wolf Laurel Resort.
2607 Wolf Laurel Road Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
(828) 680-9772
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Wolf Laurel Stables

Come enjoy the great outdoors with us in the mountains! If you have never ridden before, or have limited experience, we will show you the basics.
91 Village Lane Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
(828) 678-9370
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Madison County Tourism Development Authority

56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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    Mars Hill, NC 28754