Around 30 minutes by car from Asheville, Marshall, North Carolina promises endless history, kitschy restaurants, quirky shops, a used bookstore, and funky festivals.
This Western North Carolina mountain town has around 800 residents and is a popular spot for water rafting, fishing, and hiking.
You might also know Marshall, NC for its 4th of July fireworks, mermaid parade, and arts and crafts markets.
Marshall is where the chill WNC locals go, and we love hiking the Laurel River Trail and grabbing pizza and beer at Mad Co. Brew House.
Stay overnight in a former jail – the longest-operating in North Carolina – and pick up wine, olives, cheese, and produce at Madison Natural Foods.
Nearby, head to Weaverville or Hot Springs, NC. Or, explore more places like Marshall, including Old Fort, NC.
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Marshall, NC Guide
Explore all that Marshall, NC has to offer, including top festivals and events, delicious restaurants, quirky shops, and things to do.
Best Marshall Restaurants
Dine in Marshall's kitschy cafes, dessert shops, and along the French Broad River. See where to get pizza and beer.
Laurel River Trail
One of the closest hikes to Marshall, enjoy the scenic, easy, pet and family-friendly, and largely flat Laurel River Trail.
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