Dancing, floating, falling from the sky: When snowflakes grace us with their presence, they inspire creativity, showing us familiar landscapes in a whole new light.
Eat, Play, Explore: The Travel Trifecta
How to spend a perfect day in each region of our state? Have an outdoor adventure, eat a delicious meal, and catch an incredible show.
English-Style Charm at the Highlander Mountain House
At a country inn in Highlands, museum-quality artifacts share space with local art, books, and vinyl records, offering a curated experience for visitors to this mountain town where time seems to stand still.
Written in Stone: North Carolina’s Rock Formations
According to Cherokee legend, when the Earth was created, the Great Buzzard flew low over the flat land, his beating wings sculpting mountains and valleys below. Today, science offers its own explanations for our state’s geological marvels.
16 Worlds to Explore at Grandfather Mountain
Discover hiking trails where you’ll wonder at magical forests, one-of-a-kind critters, panoramic views, and beautiful blooms.
6 Ways to Enjoy the Water in Halifax County
This summer, swim, fish, wake-surf, paddle, and explore the creeks, lakes, rivers, and rapids of Halifax County. Plus, a few favorite spots to grab a bite after your outdoor adventure.
Bragging Rights: 10 Lesser-Known Reasons We’re Proud to Call North Carolina Home
Explore some of the state’s finest cultural superlatives — from founding the nation’s first state-supported symphony to building its first miniature golf course.
Our State Knows Best: Hiking
Find out what three hiking experts have to say about hitting the trail, the gear they’d never leave behind, and North Carolina’s must-do mountain treks with stunning views.
Dawn’s Early Light
On New Year’s Day and each frosty morning after, dawn breaks clear and bright across our state, from coastal whitecaps to mountain snowcaps. In North Carolina, the brilliance of a winter sunrise brings the promise of fresh possibilities.