Top 20 Small Mountain Towns To Visit

Country Living Magazine lists Burnsville as Top 20 summer destination

 

 

 

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Mount Mitchell State Park

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

 

 

 

 

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Discover Yancey County

Home to 6 of the 10 highest mountains in Eastern America

 

 

 

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Yancey County Campgrounds

Great locations for RVs & Tents

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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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Lightning Fast Internet

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With speeds up to one gig per second for uploading and downloading, Burnsville has business-friendly 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. 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.

 

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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.  9am to 5pm 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 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. 

Parkway Playhouse

71st Season!

 

 

 

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Campgrounds

 

 

 

 

 

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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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