In Burnsville, NC you’re never far from great outdoor activities and adventure! Find plenty of reasons to stay another day or two when visiting.
“Naturally Inspiring” Yancey County is home to waterfalls, campgrounds, backroads, hiking trails, clean rivers and five of the 10 highest peaks in Eastern America. Discover studios, craft shops and galleries throughout the county, as there are more artists per capita than anywhere in the US.
Visit these great resources for more info: Yancey /Burnsville Chamber – ExploreBurnsville.com – Town of Burnsville
Yancey County has the highest average elevation of any county in NC, including within its boundaries five of the highest peaks east of the Mississippi. One of these peaks is Mount Mitchell, the highest point in eastern America, with an elevation of 6,684 feet. The county is also skirted by the Appalachian Trail and surrounded by protected national forests.
Hike the local Appalachian District Trails
South Toe Area: Bald Knob Ridge Trail 186 Big Tom Gap Trail 191A Black Mountain Crest Trail 179 Briar Bottom Bicycle Trail 1006 Buncombe Horse Range Trail 191 Carolina Hemlock Trail 1003 Devil’s Den Nature Trail 192 Higgins Bald Ground Trail 190A Green Knob Trail 182 Mount Mitchell Trail 190 Roaring Fork Creek Falls Trail 195 Setrock Creek Falls Trail 197
Flattop Mountain Area: Devil’s Creek Trail 188 Lost Cove Trail 196 Shinbone Trail 187
Interactive Hiking Map from NC High Peaks Trail Association
Go tubing at the Hemlocks, Patience Park, or visit Loafers Glory Rafting & Tubing
Great info on Crabtree Falls, Roaring Fork Falls
HUNTING & FISHING
Cooper’s Trading – Stonefly Outfitters – Burnsville Anglers – Triggers, Traps and Trout – Prices Creek Store – Southern Drifters Outfitters
Town Square – Mount Mitchell State Park – Kid Mountain – Cane River Park
Mountain Air Golf Course, Mount Mitchell Golf Course, Bike the Burnsville Metric, Yancey Bike Routes, Disk Golf at Mountain Heritage, Run the Fit Family 5K, Walking Routes
Stop by the Yancey County Farmers Market, Take a Farm Tour