About 30 minutes from Asheville, Old Fort, North Carolina is one of our favorite Western North Carolina mountain towns for lesser-trafficked mountain biking trails, craft brews along the creek, and chill vibes.
With a population of around 800 people, this small town boasts character, history, and heart.
Attend a festival to mine for gold or celebrate Christmas with a parade. Drop into the heritage museum for a music jam, and walk through cabins from the 1800s.
Shop for local art, and spy bike-themed murals. Old Fort is a haven for outdoor adventurers.
And, if you enjoy Old Fort, you might also like exploring equally quirky and fun small towns like Marshall, NC and Hot Springs, NC.
Nearby, head to Weaverville, Linville Falls, Little Switzerland, Lake James, and Black Mountain.
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Top Things To Do
Stroll Downtown Old Fort, hit the trails, and grab lunch with a craft beer. See what is worth a visit with our Old Fort guide.
Point Lookout Trail
Enjoy a paved but moderately difficult mountain biking trail with a scenic overlook.
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