The high point of your mountain adventure is beautiful Yancey County, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains
. There are no loftier peaks east of the Rockies than the majestic Black Mountains, capped by the breathtaking panorama from atop Mount Mitchell.
With charming inns, motels, fine camping, good places to eat and shop, and activities from vigorous to sedate, there's no better "base camp" for exploration than Yancey County and lovely Burnsville, North Carolina. Excellent connecting highways are your road to adventure in any direction!
The surrounding mountains, forests, rivers, and waterfalls provide ample opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities and spectacular views. Skiing, golfing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, tubing, camping, fishing, and hunting contribute to a delightful selection of adventures and fun.
Yancey County has the highest average elevation of any county in North Carolina, including within its boundaries 5 of the highest peaks east of the Mississippi. Mt. Mitchell (highest point in the eastern America) is 6,684 feet. Yancey County is nestled in the diverse forests and lofty mountains of western North Carolina. The county shares its northwestern Appalachian Mountain Ridge with Johnson County, Tennessee. The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway outlines Yancey's southeastern boundary. The county has an average elevation of 2,817 feet, which is the highest in the state.