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.