Route 5 Box 700, Blue Ridge Pkwy & Hwy 128, Burnsville North Carolina 28714
Visitors can explore miles of hiking trails that offer breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located in the park is the highest peak east of the Mississippi, rising to 6,684 feet and featuring an observation tower. The body of Dr. Elisha Mitchell is buried next to the tower where a stone marker recounts his work in the Black Mountain
s. The museum displays exhibits about the natural and cultural history of North Carolina's first state park. The famished hiker or the hungry tourist can enjoy a relaxing meal in the restaurant.
Other North Carolina State Parks nearby:
(Burnsville) Mount Mitchell State Park
10/15 Coming to The Burnsville area
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.
Virginia Highlands Festival Abingdon VA August2-11 Showcasing Appalachian arts and crafts.
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!
Golden Delicious Festival Clay WV August30-September1 The Golden Delicious is the State Fruit of West Virginia. Clay County is the birthplace of the golden delicious. Antique Car Show, Art Auction Baking Contest,
5K Run/Walk, Golf Tournament.