Mars Hill, North Carolina, is a small resort town popular for its great outdoor activities. Home to Mars Hill University, various ski resorts, and lots of log cottages, Mars Hill is a haven for nature enthusiasts; plus the mountains of western North Carolina are expectationally beautiful across even season. Interestingly, Mars Hill and the surrounding area was not settled until the American Revolutionary War, when it was original a farming community. However, in the middle of the 20th century, ski resorts and lodges became sought-after here.
Plenty of outdoor activities and adventures await visitors to Mars Hill. Known primarily as a ski paradise, Wolf Laurel Ski resort (or Wolf Ridge Ski Resort) is one of the biggest pulls to the area. The ski resort offers long slopes which are excellent for skiing and snowboarding, and there are also snow tubing slopes as well.
To explore the stunning area around Mars Hill, head to Lake Louise Park where there are scenic walkways, exercise areas, picnic and barbecue areas, and playgrounds for all members of the family. It's also possible to go swimming, kayaking, canoeing or fishing on the lake.
For more water sports, try out wild water rafting and French Broad Adventures. Here, you can get your adrenaline pumping by ziplining along the river and soaking in the picturesque environment. Elsewhere, only a few miles away from Marsh Hill, explore Appalachian Trail -- over 2,000 miles long and boasting diverse wildlife and unique panoramic views.
The best area to stay in Mars Hill is University Hills where creeks, parks, restaurants, cafes are all close by. Mars Hill NC offers a large variety of vacation rentals, downtown Mars Hill is particularly good for vacation homes. Rentals can vary from log cabins to luxury apartments and large houses. Most places have mountain views, pet friendly amenities, and even a hot tub, heated indoor swimming pool facilities, and a game room; plus can be only a short drive from Wolf Ridge Ski Resort. Homes offer full kitchens, living rooms and multiple bathrooms are ideal for those traveling with family and friends.
The best time to visit Mars Hill for summer activities is August when the temperature is warm and there is low probability of rain. For winter activities the best time to visit Mars Hill is January when snowfall is heaviest. The average temperature from May through to September is 76 degrees, while January drops as low as 25 degrees.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Mars Hill. The warmest months in Mars Hill are June and April, when temperatures reach 93 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 12 ˚F. The wettest month in Mars Hill is May with 9.03 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 2.4 inches of rain.
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