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Pristine natural resources, rich history and mountain culture sketch distinctive landscapes in the Pisgah National Forest. Come to McDowell County, NC where you can abandon daily routines to experience waterfalls, pristine trout streams, magnificent hiking trails, golf courses and spectacular Lake James. Pan for gold, pick apples or bike the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Andrews Geyser is a man-made fountain in Old Fort. The fountain is named for Colonel Alexander Boyd Andrews, a North Carolina native who was the Vice President of the Southern Railway Company and one of the men responsible for the construction of the railroad between Old Fort and Asheville, North Carolina, in the late 19th century. Andrews Geyser shoots water continuously to a height of about 80 feet. Its water supply is drawn from a pond located at the current site of the Inn on Mill Creek.
Located at the southern gateway to western NC's High Country region, Linville Caverns is an ideal destination for visitors of all ages. The beauty of the mountains is echoed within Humpback Mountain and visitors are invited to explore the splendor and wonders nature created "inside a mountain".
There is no "urban sprawl" here. No "big city lights". McDowell County is genuine with local mountain culture, history and lots of natural attractions. Step back in time to a slower pace and discover these irreplaceable treasures. Visit Soon!