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.
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.
Photo by Sam Dean
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.
Photo by Sam Dean
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.
Photo by Jeremy Bare
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.
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.
Rafting & Tubing
Loafers Glory Rafting and Tubing is the perfect place for your next vacation. Loafers Glory offers fun for the whole family with river excursions for ages 4 and up.
NC Outdoor Adventure Company is located alongside the Toe River in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western NC. With tours, adventures and classes for all ages NCOA offers year round fun for the whole family!