Discover the Outdoors From camping on the Outer Banks to practicing yoga on stand-up paddleboards to kayaking down Piedmont rivers, Jo Proia believes in the healing and empowering qualities of
From camping on the Outer Banks to practicing yoga on stand-up paddleboards to kayaking down Piedmont rivers, Jo Proia believes in the healing and empowering qualities of the outdoors. After eight and a half years spent working in outdoor recreation and education for women, Proia created Outdoor Women in January 2020, teaching activities such as kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, and plant identification throughout the state to women of all experience levels. “Nature heals — mentally, emotionally, and physically,” Proia says. “We specialize in allowing an empowered, educated, and supportive environment for women to reconnect with that love of adventure and the outdoors.” — Liz Johnson
To learn more about Outdoor Women by Jo Proia, visit outdoorwomenbyjp.com.
Watch members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians perform dances and demonstrations, browse handcrafted jewelry and art, and indulge in tasty fry bread at the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit.
Looking for a one-of-a-kind North Carolina treasure? Start your search at one of these spots across the state.
Find antique pottery, quilts, folk art, furniture, jewelry, and a variety of other items at the 100-acre Pike Family Farm during this two-day festival in Randolph County. About 400 vendors from 25 states will sell authentic items at this event — no crafts or reproductions allowed.
Julie Horton, owner of The Owl’s Nest, describes the style of her downtown Lincolnton store as “Southern eclectic.” The shop has traditional antiques like furniture and china, plus newer items like an assortment of farmhouse-style decor.
Owned and operated by Jenny Sellars and her mother, SuzAnna’s has served customers for 17 years. “I seriously learn something new every day working at the shop,” Sellars says. SuzAnna’s sells Ball and Mason jars, garden tools, salt and pepper shakers, and much more.
Shoppers can find everything from earrings to guitars at this 15-acre flea market, which features more than 70 vendors. Grab a snack while shopping and pick up some fresh produce from the on-site farmers market.
— Jordan Schultz
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