For generations, quilters have preserved and shared a patchwork of North Carolina artistry.
6 Stops Along the Neuse River
North Carolina’s longest river connects the Piedmont to the Pamlico. Along the way, this peaceful, winding tributary offers shady swimming holes, sandy beaches, paddling trails, historic riverside towns, and delicious seafood.
7 Ways to Get Outdoors in New Bern
Kayak on the Neuse, go birding in the state’s only coastal national forest, and dine al fresco by the water on a trip to this historic riverfront city.
“We just have to make it”: Kayaking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Fatigue. Frustration. Fear. Failure. Our thru-hikers grappled with all of those feelings as they tried to paddle their way toward the end.
The Wonder of a Wet Land
With every journey into the cypress and Spanish moss, the Ramblin’ Man falls deeper under the spell of swamps. Where some may fear darkness and decay, he finds beauty and life.
Ramblin’ Man: Mrs. Edie Pie & the Little White Lie
A woman, her plot of land, and the fib that started a friendship.
City Portrait: New Bern
Where two rivers meet, North Carolina’s first capital bridges the distance between past and present.
Pearls of the Coastal Plain:
14 Towns Before the Shore
These towns are buoyed by their proximity to water — river, sound, bay — yet they’re far enough from the ocean that you won’t find sand in your shoes. Here, 14 quirky places claim their fame in boats and bears, local characters and history.
Larry I. Moore House Tells The Stories of New Bern
In a river city meant for easy living, this East Front Street home has served as a colorful backdrop for even more colorful characters.