Day Trip: Kid Approved
Marth's Park, Morganton NC
Annual Waldensian Festival
Don't let ‘em drive you crazy … let them drive go-carts! Riverside Family Entertainment Center and Campground has go-carts, mini-golf and more great entertainment.
The 7-screen Marquee Cinemas on Green Street is perfect for rainy days. So is Jerry Munchies and More on the Bypass for second round flicks, wings and themed nights.
Morganton's Friday Night Concerts
Marquee Cinema, Morganton NC
Hike to the waterfalls at South Mountain State Park or Linville. Climb Table Rock Mountain. Take the short drive up 181 to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Mountain bike at South Mountain's 18-mile loop or relax at the Catawba River Greenway. The greenway also has playgrounds, Frisbee golf, rest rooms, picnic shelters, fishing piers, canoe launches and sports fields.
McGalliard Falls, Valdese NC
Morganton's Catawba River Greenway
Enjoy the waters at Lake James State Park or Steele Creek Campground and Park. The state park has sandy beaches, canoe rentals, picnic and hiking areas and 6,500 surface acres for fishing and boating. Steele Creek has a water slide, swimming area, putt-putt, hiking and fishing plus picnic shelters. Open seasonally.