The Linville Gorge is a 12-mile long, 1,500-foot deep scenic Wilderness Area. Ridge-top views into the gorge are accessible at Table Rock Picnic area off of NC Hwy 181, and Wiseman’s View of Old NC Hwy 105, a gravel road. Nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of the East”, the gorge is simply spectacular.
There is so much to do in Downtown Morganton! There are great places to eat and shop, live music and open mic nights, local brewery’s serving craft beers, fundraisers and galas, yoga and trivia, and much more! If you would like to know more info about what is happening around Downtown Morganton the weekend of the festival visit the Downtown Morganton website.
Lake James is a 6,000-acre clear mountain lake with scenic mountain views of Table Rock, Shortoff Mountain, (pictured) and the Pisgah National Forest. Lake James State Park is a natural wonder with hiking trails, mountain biking and a 600-ft swimming beach open from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Primitive, kayak accessible camping opens in March of 2015 with online reservations. Visit the Official Lake James State Park website for more information.
For event lodging, please visit the Discover Burke County website.
Information provided by Burke County.