They are our inland lighthouses, the fire towers of western North Carolina. Long ago decommissioned as regular lookouts, these wobbly perches still have plenty of character and purpose. Just ask all the hikers.
Open-Sky Camping Across North Carolina
Drive away from the cities, away from lights, to a place where the sky is as dark as it gets — and set up camp beneath the stars.
Beat the Heat: 7 Places To Cool Off In North Carolina
Feeling the summer heat? Here are 7 places to cool off while exploring North Carolina.
Five Triad Hiking Trails You Shouldn’t Miss
You wouldn't believe how easy it is to find a great place to hike in the Triad region. Whether you're an avid hiker or just getting started, here are five trails we recommend you try.
Five Can’t-Miss Appalachian Trail Hikes in North Carolina
Three hundred miles of the Appalachian Trail cut through North Carolina, offering you plenty of options for day, weekend, or week-long hikes.
One of the most upscale towns in the North Carolina mountains, it still welcomes anyone who can bring just a little good conversation.
In the small town in the mountains, the people look after nature, and nature looks after the people.
Olympian Meals at River’s End
World-class hikers and whitewater rafters know all about this restaurant on the banks of the Nantahala River. It’s where river gods and mortals stop for great home-cooking.