For centuries, this Madison County town has beckoned visitors to bathe in the soothing, warming waters that bubble up from deep within the mountains.
The Town that Backpacks Built
Muddy boots are a welcome sight in this postcard-perfect spot in the Smokies. Whether you hike in on the Appalachian Trail or drive in for a weekend visit, Hot Springs offers every traveler a special kind of trail magic.
5 Mountain Meals Worthy of a Road Trip
Here, “eating local” isn’t a trend — Appalachian cooks have always made the most of the flavors that grow around them. Today, mountain chefs continue that hearty, homegrown legacy.
Photo Essay: Outside Asheville
Beyond the lovable quirkiness of downtown, a different kind of magic is waiting for you.
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.