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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Linville Gorge Wilderness, coverning more than 12,000 acres, is laced with trails that wind through thickets of mountain laurel and descend to the depths of Linville Gorge - one of eastern America's most rugged and scenic gorges. It is frequently referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the East."

Linville Falls, NC Wilderness Areas



Old Rock School & Art Gallery

Constructed from stones the Waldenses pulled from the fields, the Old Rock School hosts concerts and dramas as well as other events in the 473 seat auditorium. Home to the Art Gallery of changing exhibits. Mon-Fri 9-5.Also home to the Piedmont Western Railroad club

Valdese, NC Arts

Jamestown Flea & Farmer's Market

Open Saturday & Sunday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 14 years with over 250 permanent dealers inside & out.

Morganton, NC Farms

Linville Falls Lodge & Cottages

Lodge rooms, fully furnished cottages, and Spear's BBQ & Grill, all within walking distance of Linville Gorge Wilderness Area and Linville Falls. Lodge open year round; restaurant open 7 days May-Oct and weekends only November through April. Located at the intersection of US 221 and NC 183

Linville Falls, NC Businesses


Catawba River Canoe Trips

Water enthusiasts will enjoy the four hour canoe trip on the Catawba River. Trip ends at Catawba River Greenway. John River is also available to canoeists.

Morganton, NC Canoeing


Poco Rhythm Ranch & Retreat

Cabins and Horse back riding. Cabins are private and secluded for those looking for a hidaway.

Morganton, NC Retreats

McGalliard Falls

This park offers a glimpse into the Waldensian past. Park features grist mill, waterwheel, nature trails, picnic and play areas. Also a 45 foot waterfall.

Valdese, NC Other Attractions


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