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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 business-friendly 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. It was designated the first state park in North Carolina 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. The restaurant, concession stand and gift shop are open May through October. There is also a campground with nine tent sites, and picnic facilities. The park is located on NC Highway 128, which is accessed from the Blue Ridge Parkway near milepost 355.
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. 9am to 5pm 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 proposed telescope gateways into Burnsville are part of a public art project designed to feature area artists and crafters, and to highlight the new Bare Dark Sky Observatory 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.