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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.
With speeds up to one gig per second for uploading and downloading, Burnsville has lightning-fast Internet.
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.
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
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.
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.
Yancey County is home to waterfalls, campgrounds, backroads, hiking trails, clean rivers, and six of the 10 highest peaks in Eastern America.
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.