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Town of Marshall

Map of TRACK Trail at Town of Marshall

The Town of Marshall TRACK Trail is located on Blannahassett Island’s loop trail. The TRACK trail is a flat trail that is 0.5 miles round-trip with gorgeous views of the French Broad River and surrounding mountains. Blannahassett Island also has picnic areas, fishing, and the restored Marshall High Studios.

A quick walk or drive over the river takes you to downtown Marshall. Marshall is a rich crossroads of rural Appalachian History which is interwoven in its existing craft and music culture.  Main Street, lined with original buildings including our century-old courthouse, is home to artists’ studios, galleries, music and dance venues, and eclectic shops. Bluegrass and old-time music is played throughout the year. To learn more, visit The Town of Marshall website.

Track an adventure here
Collectible sticker for Town of Marshall

Location Details

Recreational Features:
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality: Open all year
French Broad River surrounded by trees
Wooden bridge over small bridge
Shelf fungus
Observation deck overlook the river
Maple leaves
Community center
Bridge crossing the French Broad River
Dirt path along French Broad River

Adventures for Town of Marshall

Hiking

Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to frog hops, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Music from the Mountains brochure
Hiking

Town of Marshall: Music in the Mountains

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
In our Music from the Mountains adventure, kids will discover how different trees found along the trail are used to make traditional Appalachian musical instruments. Kids will be introduced to the different parts of stringed instruments and why certain types of wood were used to make those parts.
The Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Town of Marshall: Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.50
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six of the more common trees found in The Town of Marshall. During your adventure, you will learn about the need we, and other animals, have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.

Directions

Blannahassett Island
Marshall, NC 28753
Latitude: 35.796695200000
Longitude: -82.687156800000

Marshall is 22 miles northwest of Asheville, 10 miles from the college community of Mars Hill, 10 miles from I-26, and 10 miles from the Appalachian Trail.

**** Brochures are currently not available on the island. Brochures can be picked up at the Town Hall at 180 S Main St, Marshall, NC Monday through Friday 8AM-4:30PM.

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Town of Marshall TRACK Trail is made possible by a partnership with the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Association, The Town of Marshall, and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program.