Travel to North Carolina with the help of Our State magazine, North Carolina’s premier statewide magazine devoted to travel, food, people and places.

Secret Recipe

In the summertime, the password at Wheat Swamp Christian Church in La Grange is peppers.

Topsail Beach Skating Rink

Lace up and step into a time machine, complete with 45-r.p.m. records and a disco ball.

Out Here, Away From Everything

Close to home in the Piedmont, Hanging Rock State Park is a simple, peaceful escape.

Carolina Beach Boardwalk

This summer, revisit one of the coast’s forgotten treasures.

Where to Find Rhododendron in Western NC

Explorers fell for it, enthusiasts still search for it, and communities rally around it. The rhododendron has been a...

Carolina Pie Company

A couple in Mooresville rolls out crusts, stirs together fillings, and makes homemade pies for you to purchase.

The Memory Project: Rayna Gellert

Rayna Gellert started playing fiddle at the age of 10, and soon enough found herself traveling the country sharing...

Full-Time Painter

A man in New Bern closes his art-supply store and finds success when he starts painting for a living.

The Tiniest Homes

After building a dollhouse with her grandchildren, a High Point woman decided to continue the craft — and created...