Gem Mountain

Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine is one of North Carolina’s most enjoyable attractions! If you like gem mining…you’ll LOVE Gem Mountain! We invite you to visit with us soon. We offer a wonderful experience for individuals, families and groups of all sizes. Be sure to bring your cameras as we offer some truly exciting photo opportunities […]

Blowing Rock Attraction

BLOWING ROCK ATTRACTION North Carolina’s oldest travel attraction since 1933. Short scenic walk includes views of Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock, and Hawksbill. Also enjoy a small garden waterfall, observation tower and unique gift shops. Open daily April-December. January, February and March open weekends only, weather permitting. Located on Highway 321 South across from Green Park […]

Linville Falls

Linville Falls is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Trails lead to views of both the upper and lower falls. Forests offer virgin hemlock mixed with other familiar trees such as white pine, oaks, hickory, and birch. A colorful and varied display of wildflowers decorates the trails in the spring. Red and golden leaves in […]

Welcome to Linville Caverns

Located at the southern gateway to western NC’s High Country region, Linville Caverns is an ideal destination for visitors of all ages. The beauty of our mountains is echoed within Humpback Mountain and visitors are invited to explore the splendor and wonders nature created “inside a mountain”. For centuries, the marvels of Linville Caverns were […]

Mount Mitchell State Park » Welcome!

Mount Mitchell State Park » Welcome! Reservations Alert … details ± Make advance reservations at state parks online or through our toll-free call center. Call 1-877-7-CAMP-NC (722-6762) or select a park from the dropdown box on the left to navigate to the reservations page for that park. NOTICE: As of July 27, advance reservations at […]

Make Your Summer Escape to Biltmore

Make Your Summer Escape to Biltmore  Your summer is waiting for you at Biltmore. Imagine your day starting with a cool morning stroll through our breathtaking gardens. Enjoy lunch featuring locally-grown food at any of our restaurants, and then make your way to the Winery for complimentary wine tastings. Celebrate the great outdoors with one […]


Aug. 22 – Ronnie Robinson & The Can’t Hardly Play Boys Ronnie Robinson & The Can’t Hardly Play Boys with Debbie Phillips live at your Burnsville Town Center playing real country music. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Call 682-7209 for info. Contact: Burnsville Town Center 828-682-7209 ——————————————————————————– Aug. 22 […]

Area Attractions

RECREATION & ACTIVITIES   Blue Ridge Parkway The Roan Mountain Grandfather Mountain, 733-2800 Mt Mitchell State Park, 675-4611 Yancey History Museum, 682-3671 Parkway Playhouse, 682-4285 Mt Mitchell Crafts Fair, 682-7413 Mineral and Gem Festival, 765-9482 Skiing, 689-4111, 682-6146 River Rafting, 1-800-346-7238 Linville Caverns, 1-800-419-0540 NC Museum of Minerals, 765-2761 Rhododendron Festival, 688-2476 Hiking, 682-6146 Toe […]

Flu Information

CDC) ON THEIR TRACKING OF THE SWINE FLU IN THE UNITED STATES The following link from the Center of Disease and Prevention (CDC) has updated information concerning the swine flu in the United States. REACTION TO FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS CDC recommends that people with influenza-like illness remain at home until at least 24 hours after […]

Celebrate Local Food!

To recognize the women and men who work so hard to produce local food for us, the Mitchell and Yancey County Cooperative Extension Services; Toe River Valley Watch; AMY Regional Library; and the Farmer’s Markets of Bakersville, Burnsville, and Spruce Pine have planned special events to celebrate local food and those who produce it. Everyone […]