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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

Table Rock

Located off NC 181 near Linville Falls in the Pisgah National Forest, Grandfather Ranger District. There are 3 popular climbing faces for adventures; however climbing around waterfalls is forbidden.

Morganton, NC Other Attractions

Waldensian Museum

Historic Museum that is a central repository for the many distinctively Waldensian artifacts relating to the founding and origin of the Town of Valdese.Open Sunday 3 - 5 P.M. April - October.

Valdese, NC Museums

Waldensian Trail of Faith

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

Comfort Inn & Suites

Outdoor PoolExercise RoomDeluxe Continental Breakfast

Morganton, NC Businesses

Waldensian Heritage Wines

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


South Mountains State Park

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

Silver Creek Plantation

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Morganton, NC Golf Courses

Drexel Grapevine Antiques

Antiques collectibles & PotteryOpen Monday-Saturday 10am-5pmWe buy and sell Antiques

Valdese, NC Businesses


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