Apple Picking at Apple Hill Orchard
Nestled in the South Mountains of Western North Carolina, Apple Hill Orchard is conveniently located just south of Morganton, NC. Our family has been growing apples in this location since 1955, and the orchard its self dates to 1930! While the orchard has dramatically changed since then, one thing remains the same: we love welcoming visitors each fall and seeing customers return year after year to join the harvest.
An hours drive from Burke County, Biltmore is "America's Largest Home." The grounds feature a winery, shops and the house itself, a majestic french-style chateau.
From This Day Forward- Fred B. Cranford Amphitheatre
One of the top outdoor dramas in North Carolina, this production is presented annually at the Fred B. Cranford Amphitheatre – mid July through mid-August and tells the story of the Waldensians and their escape from religious persecution in Italy to how they founded the town of Valdese.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
A favorite day-trip from Burke County, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is about a 2-hour drive, and worth the effort.
Horsepower Park is perfect for the whole family! Located in the Foothills of Western North Carolina, with Race Track and Mountain views this fun motorsports arena provides lots of opportunity for fun!
In honor of Valdese celebrating 125 years since their founding in 1893, the Valdese Public Arts Commission and the Town of Valdese have come together to create a commemorative art piece that will be located across from Valdese Town Hall on Massel Avenue. The art installation depicts the arrival of the original Waldensian settlers who came to Valdese on May 29th, 1893 as they departed the “No. 11” train at the Valdese Depot. The installation was created by the artists of Oak Hill Iron & Wood of Morganton and was designed by local artist Greg Mastin.