“Go West,” early settlers were advised, and when we want adventure, we still do so. To the Foothills, the High Country, the Land of the Sky, and the Tennessee Valley. These areas and their counties may not form a geometric square, but are nevertheless North Carolina’s four corners. Four corners of mountain ranges. Four corners of spectacular views. Four corners of open spaces and outdoor explorations. Hear that panting, that thumping in your chest? That’s more than adrenaline. You’ve found your heart, too.
A happy wanderer confronts the daunting Grandfather Trail.
A new perspective on the Blue Ridge. No jumping from mountains necessary.
Join us as we taste test our way through the NC State Fair.
The North Carolina State Fair only comes around once a year, so make sure you do it right. Here are our tips for a great time. After all, this isn’t our first rodeo, err, State Fair.
Nothing works up an appetite more than cheering on your favorite North Carolina college football team. Here’s our pick of restaurants to eat at on game day. View Part One of the list here.
Devised in the North Carolina mountains, the famed Yaller Hammer trout fly ties an angler to history, heritage, and — if he’s lucky — a catch to remember.
Today’s Tarzans and Janes trade jungle vines for zip lines in Barnardsville.
The Tar Heel state sparkles with so many superlatives, it’s a wonder anyone ever leaves at all. But if crossing the state line is an absolute must, pack a few of these items to take along a little Southern comfort wherever you’re headed.