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
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
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 183Linville Falls, NC Businesses
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