Enjoy a Western North Carolina Vacation
Western North Carolina is the perfect destination to take a hike around the Blue Ridge Parkway or Mount Mitchell, shop the local stores, visit the fresh mountain waters of the Cane River or South Toe River for fishing and swimming, or just kick back and enjoy the cool mountain temperatures Burnsville, NC enjoys in the evenings (Typically in the 60s).
Visit the Pisgah National Forest
Over 510,000 acres in the Appalachian Mountains await! Enjoy outdoor activities in the Pisgah National Forest, one of the first U.S. National Forests, covering the southern Appalachian Mountains, including parts of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Balsam Mountains.
Explore Mount Mitchell, NC
Mount Mitchell State Park was the very first National Park in North Carolina, containing Mount Mitchell:the highest peak east of the Mississippi River.Feeling up to a challenge?Check out the Mount Mitchell Challenge, a 40-mile Ultramarathon from the town of Black Mountain to the peak of Mount Mitchell!
Other fun local attractions include:
ARTS & CRAFTS
CAVES & CAVERNS
GEMS, MINING & MUSEUMS
HUNTING & FISHING