Things to Do in Mars Hill

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Things to Do in Mars Hill

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  • Ed191145
    Mars Hill, NC27 contributions
    We always go to at least 2 shows a year, my wife really enjoys the theatre, we to see The miracle worker, it was great! Can’t wait till next season!
    Written October 20, 2019
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  • gulliver55555
    Asheville, NC194 contributions

    We hiked from the Streets Gap Rd. trail head. Access road is very rutted from Puncheon Fork Rd., so unless you have a jeep or 4x4 pickup approach this trail head from the north by Higgins Creek Road off exit 50 in Tennessee. Trail is well maintained and undulates through the forest with only a few steep uphill stretches. Views from the Bald are well worth the hike.

    Written April 6, 2020
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  • GoingPlacesWanderlust
    Pennsburg, PA457 contributions
    This was a great spot to stop. Large welcome center with a wealth of information- nicely divided into sections or areas. Staff was also very knowledgeable about the area. Facilities where nice. Vending machines only for snack. Great views and looked like a walking trail of sort also on property.
    Written November 2, 2018
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  • Tamar
    North Carolina21 contributions
    I booked the snow tubing experience as part of a weekend trip with a couple of girlfriends. It was a lot smaller than we expected but we decided to make the most of it. We originally booked a 2 hour slot starting at 1pm but when we arrived, the weather was impacting the slope.

    We spoke to the owner, Tim, who told us we were more than welcome to snow tube at our original time or we could come back that evening / next day when the weather was colder and the slope was better. At the time, most people weren't sliding all the way down as the snow was too soft. He said he would honour our original tickets and even refunded us for one friend who couldn't make it. We really appreciated his honesty about the situation and how he was more than accommodating.

    We returned in the evening and had the first hour on the slope to ourselves. Tyler, the young boy who worked there, was super sweet and taught us how to snow tube different ways. Tim also came up and gave us a spin!

    Despite it not being exactly what we envisioned and it's more for kids, we had a really good time and enjoyed the time together thanks to Tim and Tyler. They were lovely and I have to say, doing the snow tubing at night was so much better than during the day. I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of going just for something fun to do if you don't want to commit to skiing or a bigger slope.

    Parking: Free and right next to the hill which was perfect so you can see it at all times and access if needed
    Bathroom: There was a toilet on site but unsure as to whether it was just for staff. Didn't see a clear sign.
    Refreshments: There were a few snack / drink options for sale inside the office where you check in

    The slope also had a conveyer belt you stood on to help you bring the tube back to the top after sliding down. You need to climb a few wooden stairs to get to the top of the ramp. They can get slippy after some time so be careful.
    Written February 14, 2022
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  • Ed D
    Loganville, GA632 contributions
    My backpacking partner and I stopped at the Bald Mountain Shelter in the late morning to get water, take a short break, and do a little lunch prep (had to add water to the dehydrated black bean salad and wait 40 minute for hydration before eating). Bald Mountain Shelter is on the Appalachian Trail and is the only shelter between Sams Gap and Spivey Gap about 2.2 miles north of Big Bald, between Mars Hill, North Carolina and Erwin, Tennessee. Water is available at the shelter off a blue blazed trail; don’t stop at the first sign of water; there is a better source a little further down the blue blazed trail. A privy is located behind the shelter, and bear bag cables are located to the front. The shelter is a double decker and sleeps 10.
    Written June 30, 2016
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  • Karen K
    Asheville, NC443 contributions
    Thirty of us met and mingled, toured the farm, and enjoyed delicious appetizers. Then, while listening to delightful fiddle music, we proceeded to enjoy an incredible nine-course meal, lovingly prepared by the owner/chef and his wife. The meal started with lovage soup and ended with the best strawberry shortcake imaginable. Each course seemed better than the other, though I was absolutely blown away by the house-made gnocchi with green garlic pesto and parmesan cheese.

    All ingredients are as fresh as possible, some having been picked only hours prior to dinner. Things not grown on the farm are sourced from the finest area organic producers.

    Dining at The Farmer’s hands is a very special experience and not to be missed by those who appreciate the best cooking imaginable.
    Written July 2, 2019
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  • Erin M
    Skokie, IL9 contributions
    This was SO FUN I can't even get over it. Jeremy is an amazing host, sharing the history of the farm and how he got into blacksmithing. He's super patient and knowledgeable, and he really wants to instill an appreciation for his craft. He also really cares that his guests walk away with an item that they're proud to say they forged themselves. I was a little intimidated by the forge and various power tools, but his calm ease and great teaching style was incredibly empowering. I can't recommend this experience highly enough — there aren't enough stars available to me in writing this review. My stepdaughter made a few small items, and she took to forging so quickly with Jeremy's encouragement and guidance. I'm a very avid cook, and I can't wait to use this knife I crafted myself — the handle, balance, and the shape are all custom to my hand and preferences.
    Written March 29, 2022
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  • Tisha F
    1 contribution
    Great place to take the kids. Staff was super friendly. Definitely got our money worth out of this place! Nephew went down at least 15 times in the hour. Will be back every year.
    Written February 20, 2022
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