The evidence is mounting and is more convincing than ever! People of all ages who are generally inactive can improve their health and well-being by becoming moderately active on a regular basis.There are a lot of opportunities to be active in Yancey County. We hope this activity guide will help you find ways to make your life more active and have fun!
Tips for Getting Moving
- Park the car farther away from your destination
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator
- Walk the dog
- Play with the kids
- Take a fitness break—walk or do desk exercises—instead of taking cigarette or coffee breaks
- Dig in the garden
- Do home repairs
- Exercise while watching tv
- Join a walking/biking/hiking group
drug drop locations
Safely dispose of unused medication at one of 4 permanent drug drop boxes. We encourage you to leave medication in the original prescription bottle for the purpose of identifying the type of medication (please MARK OUT personal information on the label).
Yancey County Sheriff’s Office
24 hours/ 7 days per week
Spruce Pine Police Department
Burnsville Town Hall
Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office
Mon-Fri 8:00am- 7:00pm
Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a network of over 18,000 resources right here in North Carolina. Our agency partners can assist you with the following services, and so much more!
- Food, Housing & Utilities
- Child Care & Educational Services
- Financial Education/Credit Counseling
- Health Care
- Job Training
- Counseling/Support groups
- Mental Health & Substance Abuse
- Senior Services
- Veteran Services
Visit www.NC211.org or Dial 2-1-1 or Toll Free at 1-866-401-6342.
community health assessments and reports
yancey county bike routes
Click on a Route to learn more!
Celo Route #1
~ 4 miles
Exit Celo Inn., L to cross bridge – L onto Seven Mile Ridge Rd – (.3) L on Halls Chapel Road and ride end to end. Few hills, almost no traffic and is quite lovely. Great views of Black Mountains and South Toe River. Double back to Celo Inn for a sweet 8 mile ride. Short to medium length ride.
Celo Route #2
The Local 9 ~ 9 miles
Exit Celo Inn, L to cross bridge – L onto Seven Mile Ridge Rd. – (.3) L onto Halls Chapel Rd. – (4.4) L onto Blue Rock Rd. – (5.5) L to cross bridge (S. Toe River) – (6.4) L onto Hwy 80 – (6.8) L onto Lower Browns Creek Rd. – (7.3) R onto Grindstaff Rd. – (9.5) L onto Hwy 80 – (9.58) L onto Seven Mile Ridge Rd. – L into Celo Inn parking lot
Medium length ride
Celo Route #3
The Local 11 ~ 11 miles
Exit Celo Inn., L to cross bridge – L onto Seven Mile Ridge Rd – (.3) L on Halls Chapel Rd. – (4.4) L on Blue Rock Rd. – (5.5) L to cross bridge (S. Toe River) – (6.4) L on Hwy 80 (7.5) R on Upper White Oak Ck. Rd – (10.7) L on Hwy 80 – (10.9) R on Seven Mile Ridge – L into Celo Inn parking lot
Medium length ride.
Pensacola Ride #1
Pensacola Ride #2
Pensacola Ride #3
Follow 197 to Murchison and JUST KEEP GOING The pavement has been extended to the county line at the top of the mountain. The climb is well-graded and never punishing steep. Back the way you came—UNLESS—you are on a mountain bike in which case you could fly down the gravel Buncombe County side into Barnardsville. Long length ride.
mental health and substance abuse resource guide
summer resource guide
We hope you find this Summer Resource Guide helpful as you plan summer activities for your children. There are many free or low-cost activities in our community to help your children stay active and be engaged while they are enjoying summer break. Remember that Yancey Transportation Authority (682-6144) or Mitchell Transportation Authority (688-4715) is happy to help with transportation needs during the summer months.
…2017 Summer Resource Guide coming soon…
mental health kiosk
Yancey County now has a MindKare® mental health screening kiosk, located at the Yancey County Public Library (321 School Circle) in Burnsville. This touchscreen device offers a quick, anonymous screening assessment for treatable
conditions like depression and anxiety, as well as information about treatment resources in the area. It makes checking in on your mental health as easy as checking your blood pressure. Thank you, Vaya Health, for this valuable community resource!