Area Things To Do
Mars Hill is a few miles from Weaverville, NC and 20 minutes north of downtown Asheville. Within minutes, you have access to hiking, rock climbing or kayaking along the French Broad River. View some of the oldest mountains in the world when you drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Spend an afternoon hiking Bailey Mountain which is only a few minutes from campus. The Bailey Mountain Preserve is located at 885 Forest St., Mars Hill, NC. In the winter months, Wolf Ridge offers skiing and snowboarding just 14 miles away from campus.
Western North Carolina is well-known for its vibrant arts community, which you can experience on our campus, or in the various galleries and venues throughout WNC. Watch a theatre performance on Mars Hill University’s campus – we’re home to SART which puts on productions throughout the year. Enjoy a concert in Moore Auditorium or Broyhill Chapel, or drive to Asheville to catch a show at one of many music venues. Every October, our campus is home to the Lunsford Festival, the second oldest folk festival in Western North Carolina.