Explore Burke County
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
This walk through history depicts the religious persecution and incredible faith of the Waldensians of northern Italy. Fourteen building replicas and monuments. Located next to Old Colony Players Amphitheater. Gift shop, snack bar and visitor center. Buses Welcome.
Valdese, NC Trails
Small authentic Waldensian winery uses methods of the Waldensian immigrants from Italy who settled Valdese in 1893. Tours, tastings and sales available. No charge for tours and tastings.Open year round; Friday, Saturday, & Sunday from 1-6; other days by appointment only.Wine list:Valdese, NC Other Attractions
Offers approximately 14 miles of trout streams and 48 miles of trails designated for mountain bikes, equestrian and hiking activity. Features the High Shoals Falls on the Jacob's Fork River, a torrent of water that falls approximately 80 feet over a cliff of bare rock. Free. Fee for camping.Connelly Springs, NC State Parks