Great Smoky Mountains National Park
|Address||1194 Newfound Gap Road,
Cherokee, NC 28719
A favorite day-trip from Burke County, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is about a 2-hour drive, and worth the effort. This is America's Most Visited national park. One migh see elk in Cataloochee Valley or drive US Hwy 441 from Cherokee to the top of Clingman's Dome.
More Attractions in Regional AreaView All Regional Area Attractions
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.
Mt. Mitchell State Park- Highest Peak east of the Rocky Mountains
A museum explains the mountain’s cultural and natural history, and its trail network allows visitors to explore up close, offering short hikes near the summit and challenging treks leading to adjacent wilderness areas.
Cross the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, photograph native wildlife in natural habitats and hike some of the South's finest alpine trails.
Winter may be a great time to stay inside and cuddle under some blankets in the warmth but what happens when that dreaded cabin fever starts to creep up on you? Hiking can be exactly what you need to get your blood pumping and your sense of adventure peaking. Come to Burke County, North Carolina and experience hiking the way it should be. Less sweat, no bugs or snakes, and few leaves to get in the way of the amazing views.
Catawba Valley Ale Trail
The Catawba Valley Region is home to many award-winning breweries that try to use as many local ingredients as possible and strive to give back to the earth and river that they call home. Get a stamp from each location by checking in on your phone after buying food or drinks from each location. Check in to each participating brewery to qualify for a prize.