Recreation

  • Hike More Adventures

    Hike More Adventures

    Outdoor Adventure Guide Service offering trips into and around the Linville Gorge near Morganton. Guided adventures, wilderness survival classes and photography classes. All trips include meals and

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  • Riverside Golf & RV Park

    Riverside Golf & RV Park

    Randy’s Custom Golf at Riverside Golf and RV Park offers a full service golf shop, driving range, miniature golf and RV Park. Here at Randy’s Custom Golf at Riverside Golf and RV Park we

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  • Brown Mountain Off- Highway Vehicle Trail

    Brown Mountain Off- Highway Vehicle Trail

    The Brown Mountain OHV area offers 34 miles of trail. This is the only OHV area on the Grandfather District. OHV riders may go only on designated roads and trails posted by signs (pole-like stakes at

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  • Sugar Mountain Ski Resort

    Sugar Mountain Ski Resort

    Sugar Mountain has 20 slopes and trails including 115 ski-able acres. Skiing and snowboarding.

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  • Silver Fork Vineyard & Winery

    Silver Fork Vineyard & Winery

    Silver Fork Winery’s beautiful tasting room and grounds provide a breathtaking view overlooking our vineyards and the majestic South Mountains. The rustic airy elegance of the tasting room melts

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  • Steele Creek Park

    Steele Creek Park

    Family campground and waterpark in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina. Convenient to Morganton, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Linville and Boone with camp sites for tent camping and RV

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  • The Beanstalk Zip Lines at Catawba Meadows Park

    The Beanstalk Zip Lines at Catawba Meadows Park

    The Beanstalk Zip Lines is a great adventure for the entire family. The exciting zip line course takes you first across sky bridges then from treehouse to treehouse suspended from a series of zip

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  • Pavilion Roller Skating

    Pavilion Roller Skating

    Pavilion Roller Skating is Morganton’s only indoor rink and open year round. A favorite place for families and kids to have a fun afternoon rollerskating to the music of today and yesterday.

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  • Chestnut Knob Trail

    Chestnut Knob Trail

    Steep wooded trail with views of High Shoals Falls and extraordinary mountain views. Strenuous climb reaching 900 ft. Four miles round trip. (Lat:35.60106 Lon:-81.63342) Pick up a map at the ranger

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  • Marthas Park

    Marthas Park

    Martha's Park is a 1.4 acre park featuring a fenced and gated play area with multi-featured playground equipment, 3 picnic shelters, swing sets, and a water splash pad.

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  • Jonas Ridge Snowtubing

    Jonas Ridge Snowtubing

    Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing Park is located in the High Country of western North Carolina. Snow Tubing is the family activity of the millennium, an activity that requires no lessons from a professional

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  • Freedom Park

    Freedom Park

    Freedom Park covers approximately 30 acres and is conveniently located on Independence Boulevard next to Freedom High School.

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  • Linville Caverns

    Linville Caverns

    North Carolina’s only show cavern, Linville Caverns is an ideal destination for visitors of all ages. Since opening to public touring in 1937, Linville Caverns has experienced many upgrades to

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  • Blue Ridge Parkway

    Blue Ridge Parkway

    Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular units of the National Park System. “America’s Favorite Drive” winds its way 469

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  • Apple Hill Orchard and Cider Mill

    Apple Hill Orchard and Cider Mill

    Nine varieties of apples plus jams, jellies, honey, cider spices, apple-related products and homemade cider. Experience the sights and tastes of a family-owned apple orchard. Open August to December.

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  • Table Rock Mountain

    Table Rock Mountain

    Both a quiet place to ponder and a challenging place to climb, Table Rock Mountain has something for everyone.

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  • Pisgah National Forest

    Pisgah National Forest

    The boundaries of the Pisgah National Forest cover almost a third of Burke County and includes Linville Gorge.

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  • McGalliard Falls Park

    McGalliard Falls Park

    Venture out to this hidden treasure to enjoy a volleyball court, picnic facilities and restrooms in addition to the natural attraction of the 40 ft. high McGalliard Falls. The picnic shelter may be

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  • Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

    Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

    Some of western North Carolina’s most remarkable landmarks reside in the gorge, including Linville Falls, Table Rock Mountain, Shortoff and Hawksbill Mountains, the Chimneys and Sitting Bear.

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  • Lake James State Park

    Lake James State Park

    Just 20 minutes from Downtown Morganton on NC Hwy 126 is the main entrance of the Lake James State Park. Tucked away in rolling hills at the base of Linville Gorge, Lake James includes 6,510 surface

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  • Lake James

    Lake James

    At the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains not far from the charming towns of Morganton and Marion in Western North Carolina lies Lake James, a pristine lake fed by three rivers. Surrounded by ancient

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  • Grandfather Mountain

    Grandfather Mountain

    Within an hour's drive of Morganton is the world famous Grandfather Mountain. Amazing scenery. Bountiful wildlife. Trails and picnic facilities.

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  • Catawba River Greenway Park

    Catawba River Greenway Park

    Catawba River Greenway Park features 3.8 miles of paved walking trail following the river through wooded and open areas.

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  • Catawba Meadows Park

    Catawba Meadows Park

    Catawba Meadows Park was constructed by the City of Morganton. The first phase opened in 2006 (Baseball Complex) and the second phase opened in 2007 (softball Complex). The Catawba River Greenway

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