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Find your happy place and visit often.

A small town with big adventures and wide open spaces, Burnsville is Home of Mt. Mitchell—the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. Burnsville and Yancey County offer fresh mountain air, endless outdoor experiences, iconic American charm, and starry, dark skies. Stroll down Main Street, visit local artists, meander through the countryside, and make lasting memories in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 


Welcome to the official tourism website for Burnsville, North Carolina. View pages for things to do, check out visitor information, and click on the interactive trail map below to start planning your getaway to Yancey County.


Year of the Trail celebrates North Carolina’s vast and diverse collection of trails and encourages all of us to recognize our role as champions of these special resources. Yancey County is home to a diverse collection of trails which showcase our beautiful landscape.

Our Story


Download the Loyal Brew app and hike at least 5 trails in Yancey County to claim stamps and receive merchandise, discounts, and prizes! Scan the QR code with your cellphone camera to get started.

Digital Passport

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Explore Burnsville Partners

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