Burke County NC: Fun Things to Do Outdoors

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Picturesque Burke County NC in foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is the perfect venues for outdoor activities. A moderate climate makes it perfect for hiking year-round, and the proximity of South Mountains State Park and Lake James State Park attract nearly a million visitors per year.

Hearing the nickname “Nature’s Playground” was enough to bring Kary and me to Morganton and Burke County NC for a long weekend. The outdoor adventures, combined with just the right amount of culture, history, and cuisine all contributed to a very enjoyable time.

  1. Tandem Bike Ride
  2. High Falls Shoals Hike
  3. Silver Fork Winery
  4. Hang Gliding
  5. Fonta Flora Trail
  6. Kayaking on Lake James
  7. Henry River Mill Village
  8. Valdese Amphitheater
  9. Whippoorwill Farm Brewery
  10. Alfresco Dining

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There’s much to love about the small-town feel of Burke County, not the least of which is the easy access to its abundance of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and a friendly, welcoming attitude.

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Disclosure:  The author and photographer were honored to be the guests of Discover Burke County during their stay in Burke County, but as always, the opinions, reviews, and experiences are her own.