Although dwarfed by their thundering cousins, small-scale falls hold their own special magic. It might take some extra legwork to find one, tucked among the rugged peaks of the High Country, but stumbling upon an elfin cascade is an enchanting reward.
For the uninitiated, channel markers are like a secret language, mysterious and difficult to decode. For those who work and play on the water, they provide essential guidance in navigating the North Carolina coast.
In the boggy lowlands of southeastern North Carolina, one of our state’s most famous residents lies in wait. If you cross paths with a Venus flytrap, look, but don’t touch — especially if you’re a bug.