Canoeing & Kayaking Cycling Disc Golf Gold Panning Outdoor Attractions Parks & Forests
Catawba River Greenway
Catawba River Greenway Park features 3.8 miles of paved walking trail following the river through wooded and open areas. Along the trail are picnic shelters and open tables, accessible restrooms, a playground, fishing piers, canoe launches, a gazebo, multi-level observation decks, and pedestrian bridges which cross the river and its tributaries.
NC Gold Trail
Panning for gold is alive and well in Burke County, and its rivers and creeks still have numerous gold deposits, ripe for the picking.