Within Nantahala National Forest, just off the Appalachian Trail, Franklin welcomes travelers with outdoor adventures and small-town charm.
Trailblazing in Blowing Rock
From Blue Ridge hiking and craft trails to history walks and horseback riding, you’ll find your path in the High Country.
6 Blue Ridge Adventures in Blowing Rock
Mountain magic — and adventure — abounds in this small town on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
In the Land of Waterfalls
So you want to be a nature photographer? Take a trip with a professional shooter as he captures the beauty of falling water.
Our State Knows Best: Waterfalls
Find out what an award-winning photographer and an expert guide have to say about chasing North Carolina’s stunning cascades — and how to snap frame-worthy photos of your favorite falls.
How to Find 16 of North Carolina’s Best Waterfalls
From the Sauratown Mountains in the Piedmont to Transylvania County’s Land of Waterfalls, these scenic spots are perfect places to drive to, hike to, or explore with your kids.
Beat the Heat: 7 Places To Cool Off In North Carolina
Feeling the summer heat? Here are 7 places to cool off while exploring North Carolina.
One of the most upscale towns in the North Carolina mountains, it still welcomes anyone who can bring just a little good conversation.
Far away and high above, drift into the landscape and stories of this tiny mountain village.