The symphony performance at Chetola Lake is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. Come see for yourself why people have fallen in love with this experience. Sit by the lake in the cool mountain breeze, and watch the swans drift by. Bring a picnic, or sample delicious cuisine prepared by Chetola’s chef. Immerse yourself in the delightful sounds of the Symphony of the Mountains as the evening slips into night. New this year are hot air balloons- take a ride to experience a spectacular view of the event and surrounding mountains. And the spectacular fireworks, so close, so bright, will take your breath away.
The Quilt Trails of Western NC has more than 200 quilt blocks making it the the largest concentration anywhere in the United States. Six contiguous counties host quilt blocks, with the highest concentration in Yancey and Mitchell Counties. While in Yancey County, visit Mt. Mitchell, highest peak East of the Mississippi. Mitchell County is home to Roan Mountain (the rhododendrons are in full bloom in June – gateway through Bakersville) and Avery County offers Grandfather Mountain with its mile-high swinging bridge. Of course we have waterfalls, supreme hiking, great trout fishing, canoeing, golf, horseback riding, and great shopping. Burnsville, seat of Yancey County, has two quilt shops.