Outdoors

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Hot Springs

In the mountains, a town gives off a peaceful feeling that’s as healing as its waters.
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Blowing Rock

In the small town in the mountains, the people look after nature, and nature looks after the people.
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The Blessing of the Hounds

Hunters and hounds gather reverently on Thanksgiving Day. Soon, they will burst across Hobby Field on the heels of Codie Hayes, who was born to lead them in pursuit of tradition and glory.
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Fly-Fishing

Fly Fishing in North Carolina

Where well-stocked waters and gorgeous settings add up to the perfect day.
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A Bike at the Beach along the North Carolina Coast.

A Bike at the Beach

Few pursuits satisfy the craving to fly free like the act cruising on a bike, salty breezes pushing back your hair as you chase the horizon.
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French Broad River

Back from the Brink: the French Broad River

Slicing through western North Carolina on its way to the Gulf of Mexico, the French Broad River is thriving once again after years of abuse.
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The Swag, Haywood County, N.C.

The Swag in Waynesville Will Clear Your Mind

Starting with a stunning patch of land overlooking Haywood County and the hills beyond, one couple has created in The Swag a haven for appreciating the world’s beauty and getting in sync with nature’s rhythms.
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras Full Moon Tour

Ascending Cape Hatteras Lighthouse after dark quickens the pulse and promises a rare view of one of North Carolina’s most famous landmarks.
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The Swimmin’ Hole: The Bullhole

Amenities at RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls may be new, but fun at The Bullhole goes back a ways at this gathering place on the South Yadkin River.
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Eighty Acres of Gorgeous: Festival of Flowers at the Biltmore

For a sensory feast unlike any other, time a trip to Biltmore Estate during its renowned Festival of Flowers in April and May.

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