Once you get outside the hustle and bustle of town, Burke County's wide open rural areas provide the perfect getaway.
Variety is the spice of life in Eastern Burke County! Explore towns like Valdese, Drexel, and Rutherford College, or hit the trails and fishing streams at South Mountains State Park.
Life is better by the lake. Lake James, a 6,812 acre reservoir, offers recreational activities and ample opportunities to simply revel in nature.
Morganton, the seat of Burke County, is the heart of the action around here.