Things Are Starting To Bloom In Burke County

Burke County, NC
April, 2023

Things are starting to bloom in Burke County and now is the perfect time to visit! There are many great natural areas like Perry’s Berry’s Blueberry Farm and Winery, Silver Fork Winery, and our hiking trails that are best enjoyed when there are leaves (and fruit) on the vine.

Perry’s Berry’s Blueberry Farm is the perfect spring escape for people of all ages. When in season (June through August) guests can pick their own blueberries to make desserts back home or just enjoy off the vine. It is the perfect activity for children, parents and grandparents to all enjoy together. Throughout the year, Perrys Berrys serves wine, cider and ice cream made from their blueberries so that visitors can still enjoy their beautiful mountain vistas on their blueberry farm near Lake James. They are currently open Friday-Sunday from 12pm-5pm but will extend their hours in June so check online to find the most up to date information.

Silver Fork Winery is a beautiful vineyard with views of the South Mountains from their tasting room. There are many grape varieties grown on their property that give you the feeling of being in Europe with the mountainous atmosphere and surrounding foliage. They have lots of great special events as well as live music and movies most weekends throughout the summer. For more information on their wines and events calendar follow them on facebook.

Lastly, Apple Hill Orchard is a cute apple orchard in the South Mountains area South of Morganton. Although they are closed from January till July, this agritourism staple is worth putting on your North Carolina bucket list. Starting with peaches at the beginning of July and moving into Honey Crisp and other apple varieties, the pick your own is super fun for everyone. It is a great way to learn about different varieties of apples as well as teach children where their food comes from. In addition to picking your own apples, they also have a farm store where you can purchase apple cider, apple cider doughnuts, apple butter, jams, meat and more. It is definitely worth the trip!

Come see why Burke County is deemed “Nature’s Playground.”  Plan your visit today!

The Burke County Tourism Development Authority is located in Morganton, North Carolina, and serves the tourism interests of Burke County, NC.  Morganton is hailed as, “The Trailhead of Western North Carolina”, centrally located in Burke County. Our Visitor’s Center is full of information about unique attractions and activities in the area. Stop by and visit us! or visit

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