Old Fort North Carolina

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Some folks like to call Old Fort NC the “Gateway to the Mountains” in North Carolina. It’s a cute little historic town just minutes east of Black Mountain, and not too far from Asheville. The downtown area has a few good places to eat. a brewery, another brewery under construction, a mountain biking culture, a fly fishing spot, a train depot, and lots of good folks in this wonderful community.

Catawba Falls, one of the more popular waterfall hikes is located in the Old Fort area as well, so lots of outdoor activities are available. This history is rich here, so take some time to stroll downtown, see the murals, take photos. After spending a few days there, we will definitely be back soon.

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Old Fort North Carolina

Old Fort NC Lodging & Hotels
Old Fort NC Restaurants & Food
Old Fort NC Cycling & Outdoors

Old Fort NC Lodging

When visiting Old Fort NC, you should definitely stay at the beautiful Inn on Mill Creek if they have any rooms available. This property is amazing and features gardens, a lake, and a walkway through the woods.

Old Fort NC Food

Restaurants are few but good in Old Fort NC. Hillman expanded from Asheville and opened a brewery/eatery downtown. Mustard’s Last Stand is a great place to grab a bite & then head to Catawba Falls. Dessert anyone? You must make a stop at Mr. Bob’s Donuts!

Old Fort NC Outdoors

The great outdoors is one the main attractions of Old Fort NC. From hiking, to biking, to waterfalls. Make sure you see the Andrew’s Geyser landmark on your visit. The Old Fort Trails Project is also underway and we cannot wait for that to become a reality!

Old Fort NC Art
Old Fort NC Camping
Old Fort NC - Catawba Waterfalls

Old Fort NC Art

You will want to do a walking tour on the streets of downtown Old Fort as they are lined with street murals. The main installation is an Albert Joyner mural located on the side of an old silent theatre. Also see Arrowhead Gallery, which is a nice shop filled with amazing art.

Old Fort NC Camping

Old Fort NC is a wonderful place to camp. Make sure you check out Catawba Falls Campground as they have spots for your RV, tents, and also these cute little cabins in the woods! Curtis Creek Campground is also nearby.

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Old Fort NC Waterfalls

Catawba Falls is a beautiful waterfall, with a bunch of streams and waterfalls on the hike to get to it. It is always a great adventure on this hike. Our local team can also do a waterfall tour for you and your group, taking photos and videos along the way.