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Yancey County

Yancey County is a beautiful mountain county situated in western North Carolina, within the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is the home of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. Yancey County is well-known for its many outdoor attractions, such as camping, hiking, biking, fishing, wildlife viewing, rafting, kayaking, and so much more. In addition to its gorgeous outdoor attractions, Yancey County is also home to wonderful local shops, unique art galleries, and delicious restaurants. With charming hills, lush green forests, and beautiful crystal-clear streams, Yancey County is the perfect place to escape to and experience nature’s beauty from.


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A small town with big adventures and wide open spaces, Burnsville is the home of Mt. Mitchell—the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. Burnsville and Yancey County offer fresh mountain air, endless outdoor experiences, iconic American charm, and starry, dark skies. Stroll down Main Street, visit local artists, meander through the countryside, and make lasting memories in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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