Canoes & Paddleboats

Located on Lake Susan. $4 per boat per half hour.

Open Daily: 2:00pm–6:00pm

Clubs & Childcare

Clubs is Montreat Conference Center's Summer day camp program. For more information about the Clubs & Childcare program, click here.

The Clubs Registrar's office is located on Freeland Hall's third floor. They will have limited hours at the Anderson Auditorium Lobby throughout the week. For more information, call 828.419.9837.

Anderson Auditorium Hours:
Mon–Fri: 8:15am–9:15am
Freeland Hall Hours:
Mon–Fri: 9:30am–4:30pm


Fishing in Lake Susan requires a permit. Permits are available for purchase in the Montreat Store and the Assembly Inn front desk. Refer to signage around the lake for fishing/non-fishing areas and please follow all posted rules at this link

Permit Rates:
Daily $5
Weekly $20
Four Weeks $75
Season $135

Hiking & Nature Center

Hiking is open to the public year round. Trail maps can be found at the Anderson Auditorium front desk, the Assembly Inn front desk, or the Nature Center at the bottom of Lookout Road. To learn more our stewardship of the Montreat Valley and the Montreat Wilderness, click here.

Public hikes take place June through August most Tuesdays and Thursdays, and some Saturdays. You can view the public hike schedule here.

The Nature Center is located at the bottom of Lookout Road, behind the Moore Center (click for directions). Montreat Rangers are stationed out of this building June–early August and are eager to help you safely engage with Montreat's Wilderness.


The Montreat Pool is located behind Dunn Pavilion on Texas Road (click for directions). The Montreat Pool is spring fed and is naturally as cold as the creeks that run through the valley. Admission fees and public hours are listed below. For more information, call 828.669.0593.

Open Daily:
Mon–Sun 1:00–6:00pm
Lap Swim Only:
Mon–Fri 12:00–1:00pm
Daily Admission Fee:
Three & under FREE
Everyone $5

Tennis & Pickleball

The Patricia Cornwell Tennis Courts are located on Texas Road. Please call in advance to reserve a court. $3 per person per hour. For more information, call 828.669.9757.

Pickleball will be offered on Mondays  from 10:15am-12:45pm. The cost of $3.00 per session can be paid to the Pickleball volunteer.

Tennis: 2:00pm–6:00pm | Open Daily
Pickleball: 10:15am–12:45pm | Mondays

Events & Activities

Montreat  Youth Conference

Montreat Youth Conferences go from the first week of June to the first Friday in August. These high school aged youth will be participating in small groups, keynotes, worships, and fun and games as a means to question and grow in their faith. If you would like to learn more about Montreat Youth Conference or find out how to register your youth, click here.

Barn Dances

Barn Dances happen every Friday night from 7:30pm to 10:00pm starting June 7, 2019 and ending August 2, 2019 at The Barn on Assembly Circle (click for directions). Barn dances are big circle mountain dances and novelty dances. This is a family friendly event. All are welcome and admission is free!

Crafts & Pottery

Pottery, arts, crafts, and cooking classes are offered daily throughout the summer. See the This Week in Montreat craft insert for a complete list of current classes.

Mon–Tues 8:45am–12:00pm  |  2:00–5:00pm
Wed 8:45am–12:00pm  |  (2:00–5:00pm Craft Classes Only)
Thur 2:00–5:00pm  |  Glaze Day
Sat 8:00–11:00am  |  Pick up your pots!

Public Hikes

Public hikes take place June through August most Tuesdays and Thursdays, and three Saturdays. Hikes are led by our Wilderness Director, Jason Nanz, and our summer staff Rangers. A list of public hikes for 2019 can be found here.

This Week in Montreat (TWIM)

We publish a weekly summer newsletter with information and happenings for the current week in Montreat. To view This Week in Montreat (TWIM) click here.


Those seeking to be part-time volunteers should contact Martha Sloan at