Recreation, culture and history abound just north of Asheville in this Blue Ridge gem. Visit Hot Springs, an outdoor paradise where the Appalachian Trail meets the French Broad River, and you will find North Carolina’s only hot mineral baths. In Mars Hill, take in a play at the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre in the summer and ski or snowboard at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort in the winter. Historic downtown Marshall’s Main Street, lined with original buildings including our century-old courthouse, is home to artists’ studios, galleries, music and dance venues, and eclectic shops.
Rural beauty & breath-taking vistas are attractive aspects of Hot Springs; located where the French Broad River meets the Appalachian Trail. The town has a long heritage as a healing sanctuary thanks to the natural geo-thermal hot mineral springs located beneath it which maintains a 104 degree temperature year-round! www.townofhotsprings.org
Mars Hill is the home of Mars Hill University, the oldest College in continuous operation in western North Carolina. It has the quaintness of a small college town rich in history, character and people. Located in the southern portion of Madison County, Mars Hill is known for its vast, beautiful mountain views & picturesquerural setting. www.townofmarshill.org
Located alongside the French Broad River, the quaint, quiet, friendly, & progressive town of Marshall operates as the county seat of Madison County government. Central within the heart of the town of Marshall is the historic Madison County Courthouse which is just over 100 years old & still in use today! www.townofmarshall.org