NC Gold Trail
|Address||Catawba Green Way, Greenlee Ford Rd,
Morganton, NC 28655
Panning for gold is alive and well in Burke County, and its rivers and creeks still have numerous gold deposits, ripe for the picking. You will find everything from beginners to experienced panners sifting through their most recent find in search of that golden yellow nugget. Experience the thrill of finding your own bit of gold along the Catawba River. Look for signs such as the one below, and always make sure to be safe and follow the rules.
Smokefoot Trade & Loan is your resource for panning equipment in Burke County. They have both beginner and expert panning tools to fit any need. You can view their online catalog and place your order ahead of time by visiting their website below.
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Beanstalk Zip Lines
North Carolina's best family zipline experience! More than just a zipline experience, this is a full aerial experience. Have little ones? This course is perfect. While they can zip-line solo, our Beanstalk Builder engineered course enables tandem zipping !
Sterling Grill and Lounge
Local restaurant that features great wings, and drinks with a casual, fun, downtown atmosphere. The full service bar is open into the evening and is often accompanied by karaoke or other fun events. Come check out this family owned and operated grill in downtown Morganton!
Burke Arts Council
The Gallery is located inside the Old Burke County Jail in downtown Morganton.
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
Abele's Family Restaurant
Locally, family owned restaurant. American Fare with salad and hot buffet bar. Friendly atmosphere. Good food at Great Prices! Homemade Desserts!
Stoney Place Cafe
A new eatery in Burke County offers a variety of made from scratch goods to the local community. The cafe co-owners, Felicia Austin and Lorrie Hoglen, opened their doors to the public offering a limited menu and a variety of outdoor seating options for the public. The cafe will be open Tuesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each week. A variety of specials including salads, sandwiches, pastries and more will be offered.
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.