What To Do in Madison County


While there is plenty to enjoy here at the property, if you would like to explore the beautiful offerings of Madison County, there are many choices. You can begin with the list of 100 Things to Do and pick some of your favorite pastimes. There is a rich music heritage and you can find traditional music every week as well as concerts throughout the year. Plan your trip around a concert or choose one of the festivals that all offer music as part of the entertainment.
Outdoor activities range from ziplining to rafting on the French Broad River or hiking on the Appalachian Trail. We can recommend a personal hiking guide who will provide facts about the area and the flora that you are seeing. In the winter, these mountains offer a chance to ski or tube through the snow.
If local art is your passion, there are studios and galleries in each of the three towns. A few of the artisans offer classes so you can plan a trip around a ceramics or woodworking basic class. Just ask us. Performing arts are alive in the summer months with the plays of the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre in Mars Hill. For those who just prefer to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings, there are several scenic drives and some that are specific to historic barns along the road.
Let us know how we can help you plan your visit to get the most out of this beautiful area. Before you arrive, check out the “Events” page of the Madison County Tourism website.