Burke County

From Table Rock, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Gorge, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest to Lake James, Rhodhiss Lake, and the Catawba River, it’s easy to see why Burke County is known as the place where the mountains meet the water. Morganton, Drexel, and Valdese are home to restaurants, small businesses and a craft beverage scene, as well as institutions like the North Carolina School for the Deaf, Old Rock School, and the Valdese Heritage Arts Center.