Burke County

Once you get outside the hustle and bustle of town, Burke County's wide open rural areas provide the perfect getaway. Lace up your hiking boots to tackle Table Rock and other mountain trails, then round out your day with a tasting at a local winery. A restful second home in the breathtaking nearby mountains is just the ticket for many Morgantonians.

Key Features

Mountain Majesty: From the Blue Ridge Parkway to Linville Falls to Jonas Ridge, northwestern Burke County is the place to go for fun in the mountains. Drive or hike your way to incredible scenic vistas of rugged peaks and valleys stretching as far as the eye can see. Whether you’re a born mountaineer or a city slicker looking for an escape, the Burke Mountains are calling your name.

Vacationland: Though you can see peaks from Morganton, it feels like an adventure is waiting for you just around each bend as you drive into the countryside of Burke County. This is a land of fun and excitement, from trekking through the rugged woods to savoring local bounty. It doesn’t matter if you’re seeking a second home for weekends or you want to embrace the mountain lifestyle year round—the lifestyle here is infectious.

Nest Picks

Silver Fork Winery

Whether it's the wine that entices you, or the stunning mountain views, Silver Fork Winery never disappoints. Enjoy a true taste of Burke at the rusticly sophisticated tasting room or settle in to hear some great local tunes. Be sure to check the winery’s website to stay on top of their ever-rotating calendar of live music and events.

Apple Hill Orchard

When the days grow shorter and a hint of fall creeps into the air, the apple cravings begin! What could be more fun than picking your own to enjoy? At Apple Hill Orchard, the whole family can get in on the action. Pick apples and peaches seasonally, then check out the farm store and enjoy fresh apple cider (try the slushie).

Rural Areas

With rolling hills and scenic mountain views,Burke County is perfect for those seeking a simpler life. Whether you're looking for large open spaces to set down roots, or a city slicker yearning for an escape to the country, the Rural areas of Burke County have a lot to offer.

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