An extended cold snap has brought unusually frigid temperatures to the region. But that hasn't stopped local and regional visitors from coming to McDowell County to visit some of our scenic beauty.

Popular spots such as Catawba Falls, Andrews Geyser and Toms Creek Falls are currently frozen wonderlands and large crowds have flocked to the area to take in the view with family and friends.

To learn more about local activities including trails, hikes and more visit the Blue Ridge Traveler page here.