Hawk's Nest


Discover the endless variety of exciting activities and family fun at Hawk’s Nest. Hike the trails of a vast forest, enjoy a quiet picnic near a picturesque lake, wiggle your toes in a gurgling stream, or paddle through the exhilarating whitewater of a nearby river.


Hawk's Nest NC, North Carolina


At Hawk’s Nest you’ll enjoy all four seasons of the year! Summer brings exquisite weather, slightly cooler at higher altitudes. Autumn offers a show of fiery colored leaves and many local festivals. The colder winter season may find you cozying up to a crackling fire or enjoying seasonal outdoor activities. Watch spring unfold as chirping birds and nature comes to life and beautiful rhododendrons and other flowers burst into full bloom.


Activities at Hawk's Nest:


HIGHEST PEAK EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI: Mt. Mitchell, elevation 6684 feet, off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost #355.4. http://ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/momi/home.html

Cane River which meanders through Yancey County

Tube World Asheville, 20 Murphy Hill Road, Weaverville, NC 828-645-TUBE (8823), located just 8 minutes north of Asheville, Exit 17 off I-26 (Hwy 19/23N) just north of Weaverville. www.tubeworldasheville.com

Peterson Entertainment, 970 Bearwallow Road, Burnsville, N. C. 828-675-5742


Craft Pride, 3961 Highway 80 South, Burnsville, N. C. 828 675-5470
Hayden Gallery, South Main Street, Burnsville, N. C. 828-682-7998



Toe River Arts Council, On the Square, Burnsville, N. C. 828-682-7215 or http://main.nc.us/TRAC

Penland School of Crafts
, Penland Road, Spruce Pine, N. C. 828-765-2359

Young's Mountain Music, Highway 19E at the Yancey-Mitchell County line every Saturday night.

Celo Inn, 1 Seven Mile Ridge Road, Burnsville, N. C. 828-675-5132

The Panes, R. 3, Box 312A, Burnsville, N. C. 28714 (Off Hwy 19 E) 828-682-4157

High Pastures, Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, N. C. 828-682-3138

Quiet Reflections
, 2800 Halls Chapel Road, Burnsville, N. C. 828-675-9199





Mt. Mitchell Golf Course, 7590 Hwy 80 S, Burnsville, N. C. 828-675-5454
Riverview Golf Range, McKinney Branch Road, Burnsville, N. C., 828-682-4770
Wolf Laurel, Off Hwy 23 North, 828 689-4111


Patience Mullendore Park, Blue Rock Road, Hwy 80 S, 828-675-5104
Black Mountain Campground, Off Hwy 80 S, Carolina Hemlocks, Hwy 80 S


source: hawksnestnc.com



  • Peak: 4819
  • Base: 4200
  • Vertical Drop: 619
  • 12 Slopes
  • Lifts: 2 Doubles, 2 Surface lifts
  • 1 Moving Sidewalk for Snow Tubing