Bundle up! Chilly temperatures mean spectacular activities and events in the Smokies.
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.
A Local’s Guide to Lake Norman
Spend the day on the water, then dock and dine, explore lively downtowns, and see amazing birds soar in the quaint small towns surrounding the state’s largest man-made lake.
The Mountains Are Calling: Exploring Haywood County
Five towns — plus outdoor pursuits, artistic endeavors, and delicious provisions and libations — to explore on your next trip west.
Quiz: Wintry Fun in North Carolina
Winter vacation, canceled school, or just because — snowy days in North Carolina give us endless opportunities for skiing, skating, tubing, and plenty of other chilly adventures.
10 Winter Wonderlands in North Carolina
Enjoy a magical snow day, any day: Here are a few of Our State’s favorite spots to ice-skate, ski, snowboard, snow tube, and sled.