The gateway city to the famous Roan Mountain where one can hike the Appalachian Trail and enjoy the world’s largest natural rhododendron garden.
The capital city of Mitchell County is the quaint village of Bakersville with a population of around 400 souls. The town is located in western North Carolina, approximately 60 miles northeast of Asheville, NC, and 25 miles southeast of Johnson City, TN, located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Quickly becoming an artist’s enclave, the small town features local dining, banking, a courthouse, and a public library. The town hosts the annual NC Rhododendron Festival and is the gateway city to the famous Roan Mountain where one can hike the AT (Appalachian Trail) and enjoy the world’s largest natural rhododendron garden.
Mitchell County has an average year-round temperature of 52 degrees and it receives an average of 46.7 inches of rain annually. Elevation ranges from 1,700 to 6,313 feet above sea level with an average elevation of 3,000 feet.