Breathe Deeply

Hike more, worry less.

If you love the outdoors, you'll love Burnsville. Chart your own course and explore the great outdoors! Enjoy fresh air, clean rivers, and cool waterfalls. With nearly 100 miles of hiking trails, and one of the country's first state parks, there's no better place to explore than in Burnsville and Yancey County.

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Mount Mitchell State Park

The highest peak east of the Mississippi River (6,684 feet),

Mt. Mitchell's summit offers unmatched, ever-expansive views. The park has an observation deck, museum, camping, and hiking trails.

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Burnsville
Town Square

A gathering place for the community, the land for the public square was donated in 1834 by John “Yellow Jacket” Bailey. The statue of Otway Burns was placed in 1909.

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Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Located at the Mayland Earth-to-Sky Park, the Bare Dark Sky Observatory allows the community to view the moon, planets, and stars while experiencing the wonders of the universe.

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Yancey County Farmers Market

Every Saturday during season, dedicated farmers and artisans deliver the finest in local produce and farm-related crafts at the Yancey County Farmers Market.

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Mount Mitchell Golf Club

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at the base of Mt. Mitchell, this mountain golf course and Hawtree's Pub remain a favorite golfer's haven.

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Southern Drifters Outfitters

Helping you make the most of your time outdoors, whether you are camping, rafting, hiking or fishing, Southern Drifters Outfitters offer a wide variety of outdoor brands and guided fishing tours.

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Bucktown Stables

The Stables at Bucktown offer a great horseback riding experience and exceptional hospitality, on new trails with breathtaking views.

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Snakeroot
Eco Tours

Offering custom guided hikes, Snakeroot Eco Tours are given by naturalists and outdoor guides for off-the-beaten-path adventures into the Black Mountains.

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Burnsville
Anglers

Burnsville’s Premier Fly Fishing Guide Service offering professional guided fishing trips for the novice and the expert.

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