Beech Mountain Ski Slope - Mountain Bike Park & Disc Golf
Ski Beech has 15 slopes and 10 lifts with terrain for the beginner to the seasoned expert. Outdoor ice skating rink. Located high in the mountains of western North Carolina at 5506 ft. Mountain biking in the summer months. Live music at 5,506 bar!
Catawba Meadows Park
5 lighted Little League baseball fields. 4 lighted youth and adult softball/baseball fields. Field house with concessions and eating area. Team meeting room. Umpires and coaches meeting room. Handicapped accessible restrooms. Disc golf course (18 holes)
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.
Fonta Flora Trail
Fun beginner, well-maintained double track trail with beautiful scenery and views of Lake James. The Trail will ultimately circle Lake James. As of April, 2019 more than 20 miles of trail have been completed including a scenic covered bridge near the Linville Boat Access.
At the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains not far from the charming towns of Morganton and Marion in Western North Carolina lies Lake James, a pristine lake fed by three rivers. Surrounded by ancient forest. Over 6,500 surface acres and 150 miles of shoreline. Lake James State Park offers a public beach for swimming, plus picnic areas, canoe rentals, rest rooms and nature trails. Camping facilities are also available.
Lake James State Park Paddy's Creek Area
Tucked away in rolling hills at the base of Linville Gorge, Lake James includes 6,510 surface acres with more than 150 miles of shoreline. Swimming, canoeing, fishing and hiking. Picnic areas, bath house and rest rooms. Trails, camping and guided ranger tours and activities. 83 campsites range from boat-in only to car and walk-in sites.
Miracle On The Greenway Bike Rentals
Bike the Greenway, then come in and get you an iced cold drink and some ice cream. We now have Dipping Dots in Cookies and Cream or Cotton Candy flavors. All ice cream, drinks, and snacks $1 each. We’ll see you soon. Bike rentals $10/hr Kid trailer, baby seat attachment, scooter, or skates: $5/hr
Overmountain Cycles is a local, independent bicycle shop based in downtown Morganton that is founded on the belief that every day is an opportunity to discover new tarmac, rip through single-track or link up gnarly gravel roads making an epic route
South Mountains State Park
The largest state park in North Carolina with more than 40 miles of trails and an 18-mile mountain bike loop. Elevations up to 3,000 feet and an 80-foot waterfall provide excellent views. Located just south of Morganton and Valdese. Activities include equestrian camping, primitive camping, trout fishing, mountain biking, picnicking and hiking.
Valdese Lakeside Park
Valdese Lakeside Park: Lakeside Park is a natural park in Valdese, NC that consists of 300 acres of land bordering Lake Rhodhiss. While it is not fully developed, there is plenty to do and see while visiting. There are 4-5 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, you can fish from the bank, picnic at the tables, launch a kayak from the shore and enjoy the views. More is being added all the time so stop back regularly to see all of the progress!