Welcome to Burnsville

A unique mountain town that values ideas, individualism, creativity and discovery.

Mount Mitchell State Park

Highest Mountain East of the Mississippi River

Park’s 100th Anniversary This Summer!

 

 

 

 

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Fastest Internet in NC

 

Fiber optic service for businesses & homes

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Historic McElroy House

 

 

Located on the hill above the Visitor Center

Open Wednesday thru Saturday

April to November

 

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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 an event like the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair or Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, there’s always a good day waiting for you in Burnsville, 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

Mount Mitchell is the highest mountain East of the Mississippi River, and the first state park in North Carolina.  In 1915, state lawmakers from Yancey County introduced legislation in Raleigh to create a new state park on the high peak.  A year later, officials laid out the boundaries and began to operate the new park, named after Dr. Elisha Mitchell, a UNC professor and explorer who died on the mountain in 1857, and is buried on the summit.

 

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Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

 

 

 

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The 60th annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair will be held August 5-6, 2016 on Burnsville Town Square with arts, crafts, food vendors and live music throughout the event.    9am – 5pm

 

 

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 expand or relocate an existing one.

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Burnsville Metric

April 30, 2016

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The Burnsville Metric, a 61 mile bike race through Burnsville and Yancey County, takes place April 30, 2016.  It begins at 9am on Town Square.  Registration is held the morning of the race.  

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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