From climbing, hiking, biking and fishing to shopping, dining or simply relaxing, Burke County offers just about every activity imaginable. The Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, Lake James and Lake Rhodhiss are excellent for water sports or biking and hiking adventures.
Here at the edge of the Catawba River, you'll find a NC foothills community that is filled with family-friendly attractions. Explore archaeological finds from the 16th-century, retrace the journey of Waldensian settlers or delve into fine arts, classic cars and a host of historic sites of the Revolutionary War.
If shopping is your passion, you're sure to find something truly unique in one of our exclusive boutiques, one-of-a-kind consignments stores or in one of the numerous shops featuring original NC mountain crafts and antiques.