From Blue Ridge hiking and craft trails to history walks and horseback riding, you’ll find your path in the High Country.
Forests, Swimming Holes, and Festivals: A Summertime Guide to Haywood County
When the season turns, head west to hike, splash, and celebrate in the mountains.
Going with the Flow: 5 Stops Along the Cape Fear River
Paddle to ancient bald cypress trees, explore a wetland boardwalk, race through rapids, catch your own clams, and savor shrimp and grits as you head east along the mighty Cape Fear.
Smoky Mountain Roots
In the towns and communities in and around the Qualla Boundary, the Cherokee have endured like the ancient rhododendrons with which they share a home.
Beyond Bluegrass in Wilkesboro
Sing a different tune in the foothills of the Brushy Mountains, where you’ll find hiking and mountain biking, apple orchards, famous festivals, and artisan craft trails.
Up, Up, and Away: 8 Outdoor Adventures Reaching New Heights in Hendersonville
Unwind at a vineyard with a view, go apple picking and cider sipping, paddle the French Broad, and watch the sun set behind the mountains on a trip filled with wild wonders.
A Spring Paradise Found in Olde English District
Head (just a little bit) south, to a patchwork of Palmetto State counties that offers countless hiking, biking, and paddling adventures — plus gardens, you-pick farms, and more.
Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of North Carolina’s Trails and Greenways
Winding along rivers and linking together towns, rail trails and greenways connect us to nature — and each other.