About Morganton, North Carolina

About Our Area - A Great Place To Enjoy Nature

Morganton lies in Burke County, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The city is surrounded by mountain peaks, rivers and lakes. The area is ideal for camping, hiking, fishing, mountain biking and kayaking.

Linville Gorge

In Morganton and the surrounding areas, there are several festivals, historic sites and wineries. Fine arts and regional crafts are abundant. Downtown, you’ll find local shops and restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries and a nice movie theater. The Morganton Greenway System offers several access points with parking leading to miles of paved trails along the Catawba River for walking, jogging and biking.

There are eleven city parks for public use within the city. For great shows and music, visit CoMMA, the City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium. In the summer, residents gather to enjoy weekly concerts available to the public on the town square. When winter comes, enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride around downtown before watching the Christmas parade with family and friends.

Along with all that is available in Morganton, residents and visitors are also just a short drive away from other great cities in North Carolina, such as Asheville, Charlotte and Hickory. The Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is less than 60 miles away.

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