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See brilliant reds, oranges and golds at Kerr Lake, Hanging Rock, Lake Norman, William B. Umstead and state parks and natural areas across the region.
Find peak color on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the Great Smoky Mountains, at Chimney Rock, Lake James, Mount Mitchell, Stone Mountain and more.
Enjoy all fall has to offer at Fort Fisher, Carolina Beach, Hammocks Beach, Jockey’s Ridge, Dismal Swamp, Cliffs of the Neuse and other coastal parks.
Discover the quirky charm of this area’s art galleries, craft breweries and natural attractions.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
Explore historic sites and nature trails, play a round in the Home of American Golf and visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.
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Travel paths painted by fall, and lose yourself in shades of vibrant color that extend from our mountains to our cities to our beaches. Plan a trip today and let our colorful landscapes, people, flavors and adventures inspire you.
Howard's Chef & the Farmer restaurant is featured in the PBS series A Chef's Life. The restaurant and its neighbor, Mother Earth Brewing, are must-visit stops near the coast.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains rare old-growth hardwood forests. It's also home to elk and rare creatures, and has the highest biodiversity of any temperate forest.
Take a Terror Tram through 60 acres of haunted woods, try your hand at the corn maze filled with twists, turns and creatures of the night, or ride the Spooktacular Zipline.
Walk among a herd of wild horses that has lived on the beaches of the northern Outer Banks for more than 400 years. Please keep a safe distance at all times.
If you're looking for adventure, head to Seven Devils, home to the largest tubing park in the East and a 20-cable, year-round zip line course.
"Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.
Take a tucked-away train ride or a combination train and rafting trip through the western mountains. Brought to you by Bryson City & Swain County.
In this mill town west of Charlotte, the 375 Christmas trees on view outnumber the households in a celebration that started in 1956.
Enjoy the sounds of old-time and bluegrass performances, competitions and impromptu jam sessions at this annual Memorial Day festival in Union Grove.
Hickory and High Point have a long history in handcrafted home furnishings, which means great bargain shopping for high-quality furniture.
The salt marshes and blackwater creeks of North Carolina's southernmost coast are paradise for first-time kayakers and veteran paddlers alike.
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Chase autumn colors from the mountains through cities to the coast on hikes that take advantage of distinct landscapes.
This month, the side of Highway 64 near Cashiers offers one of the most unique leaf-looking experiences in the country.
Paddle past foliage on a stand-up paddleboard, wind among it on a train, float above it in a hot air balloon or uncork it at a winery.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great pre-game tailgate for any team.
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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Enjoy three days of quiet paddling on lazy coastal rivers, amid ancient bald cypress in old millponds and on intimate creeks.
Throw the green flag for NASCAR racing adventures with the Bank of America 500 and a few days’ worth of time.
It's easy to enjoy the real-life settings that inspire his bestselling novels, from coastal towns to quiet beaches.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas and more.
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