Mount Mitchell State Park

Highest Mountain East of the Mississippi River, First State Park in North Carolina

 
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Historic 1840 McElroy House

 

Open March thru November

Located on the hill above West Main Street

 

 

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Lodging

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Inns and B&Bs

Restaurants & Pubs

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Getaway

Whether you’re hiking and camping in the mountains or attending a performance at Parkway Playhouse or coming to the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair or Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, there’s always a good day waiting for you in Burnsville, North Carolina, especially for travelers who like to discover their own journey.

 

Shops & Galleries

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Park your car and stroll along Main Street and Burnsville Town Square to visit shops, galleries and restaurants.

 

 

 

Things to Do

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Burnsville Town Square

Since 1834

 

 

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Fastest Internet in North Carolina

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With speeds up to one gig per second for uploading and downloading, Burnsville has lightning-fast Internet. 

Mount Mitchell State Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Mount Mitchell State Park:  First Park, Highest Peak

Located in southern Yancey County, Mount Mitchell (6,684 feet) is the highest mountain East of the Mississippi River.  The park was designated by Governor Locke Craig and the NC General Assembly in 1916. Today it features an observation platform on the summit next to Elisha Mitchell’s grave, and an interpretive museum with historical and environmental exhibits located beside the Balsam Nature Shop at the summit parking area.  A restaurant and concession stands are open May through October.  There is also a campground with nine tent sites.  Several hiking trails provide access through the park and into the Black Mountain range in the Pisgah National Forest.  The park is located on NC Highway 128, which is accessed from the Blue Ridge Parkway near milepost 355.  Admission to the park is free.

 

Art Galleries

 

 

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Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

 

 

 

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The 61st annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair will be held on Burnsville Town Square on August 4 – 5, 2017 with arts, crafts, food vendors and live music throughout the event.  Friday & Saturday 

 

 

Entrepreneurs

 

 

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With high-speed Internet, affordable real estate, and nearby Interstate-26, Burnsville is the perfect location to start a new business or relocate an existing one.

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New Telescope Gateways

Public Art Project

 

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The new telescope gateways into Burnsville are part of a public art project designed to highlight the area’s amazing concentration of artists and crafters, and to connect with the astronomy park being built in Yancey County. 

 

Parkway Playhouse

70th Season!

 

 

 

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Winter Wonderland

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Naturally Inspiring

Yancey County is home to waterfalls, campgrounds, backroads, hiking trails, clean rivers, and six of the 10 highest peaks in Eastern America.

  Professional Creativity

The Toe River region, which takes its name from the Native American word, Estatoee, is home to hundreds of artists, crafters, musicians and writers.  Many of them are members of TRAC, the Toe River Arts Council.

Toe River Artists

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