Linville Gorge Wilderness Area
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The Linville Gorge is one of Eastern America’s most scenic destinations. Named for William Linville, a local explorer, the 12,000 acre Linville Gorge Wilderness Area and its virgin forests are part of the Pisgah National Forest. Some of western North Carolina’s most remarkable landmarks reside in the gorge, including Linville Falls, Table Rock Mountain, Shortoff and Hawksbill Mountains, the Chimneys and Sitting Bear. The views of and from these mountains are breathtaking. Hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing in the gorge can be challenging since elevations range from 1,300 feet on the Linville River to 4,120 feet on Gingercake Mountain. 39 miles of trails weave throughout Linville Gorge and make for a variety of adventures like backpacking and camping.
The Linville River runs for 12 miles through through the bottom of Linville Gorge. Linville Falls, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Milepost 316.4 (about 66 miles north of Asheville) drops 90 feet into the Linville Gorge. The Linville Falls Recreation area provides opportunities to fish, swim, picnic, hike and enjoy the outdoors. Wiseman’s View, an outcropping of rock on the western side of the gorge, provides magnificent views of Table Rock and Hawksbill Mountains. The Forest Service access road is marked where it connects to Highway 183 off of Highway 221 near the town of Linville, North Carolina.
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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.
AmaZen Day Spa
Come relax and pamper yourself at the AmaZen Day Spa. They offer an array of services such as skincare, body work, and nail services.
The areas of Guatemalan culture that are shared are natural connection-builders: coffee, chocolate, soccer, street food, and crafts. Get a unique craft and connect with the local Guatemalan artist. Join in pick-up games or soccer leagues to play side-by-side with others. Enjoy a coffee together afterwards! Walk down our inside “street” of local Guatemalan food vendors to get a delicious meal and engage the cook! This is going to be fun, y’all.
The Pie Hole Pizza & Subs
Fresh Italian Loaf bread made daily. Unique thin crust New York style dough and sauce. A little taste of New York in your backyard.
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)
Carolina Smoke- Morganton
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Historic Burke County Courthouse
Stepping into Burke County’s Historical courthouse is like stepping back in time. Listen intently and you can almost hear the shots fired by William Waightstill Avery, one of Burke Countys best-known lawyers, as he shot and killed Samuel Fleming in 1851.