An Appalachian State University professor explores the mountains to find the telltale shades of autumn. Then he shares on social media the best places to find the most color in nature.
8 Scenic Drives in the North Carolina Mountains
Need inspiration for your fall leaf-peeping trip? During a drive on these winding scenic byways — with plenty of stops for waterfalls, hikes, museums, delicious food, and gorgeous views along the way — the journey is the destination.
NC Icons: Mountain Primer
Find out what makes our ancient Appalachian Mountains so magnificent in this primer on our peaks.
North Carolina’s Majestic Horses
Since the first horses arrived in North Carolina 500 years ago, they have been guiding us. With grace, these creatures carry our burdens, heal our hearts, and inspire our spirits.
True Grit in Cherokee
One of the few operational gristmills in North Carolina, Saunooke’s Mill & Shop converted the power of the Oconaluftee River into a family business.
Come on In!
During the hottest days of summer, water attractions across North Carolina provide a refreshing escape.
Artisan Culture in an Outdoor Mecca
In the Shenandoah Valley, surrounded by natural beauty and adventures, you’ll discover incredible craftsmanship — both artistic and culinary — in Harrisonburg.
An Introduction to Camping in Brevard
On an unusually cold weekend in Pisgah National Forest, a writer introduces her fiancé to the wonders — and blunders — of camping.