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Piedmont Foliage Reports

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.

Mountain Foliage Reports

Find peak color on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the Great Smoky Mountains, at Chimney Rock, Lake James, Mount Mitchell, Stone Mountain and more.

Coastal Color and Activity Reports

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.

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    You'll see stock cars and historical artifacts as well as exhibits dedicated to legendary drivers at this interactive museum in Charlotte.

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    This team of highly trained Wrightsville Beach lifeguards giving visitors a little extra peace of mind when they venture into the ocean each summer.

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    Tour the decks of the most decorated battleship of World War II, which now rests proudly near downtown Wilmington.
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    See, touch and listen to the roar of rare and vintage American motorcycles at this iconic Maggie Valley destination.
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    Replacements, Ltd. in Greensboro is the world’s largest retailer of old and new china, crystal, silver, and collectibles, with more than 14 million pieces of inventory from more than 360,000 patterns.

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    Experience the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of a plane at Paraclete XP SkyVenture in Raeford. The indoor skydiving facility boasts the largest vertical wind tunnel of its kind in the world…

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Shadow of the Bear

Shadow of the Bear

This month, the side of Highway 64 near Cashiers offers one of the most unique leaf-looking experiences in the country.

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Fall Foliage Hikes

Fall Foliage Hikes

Chase autumn colors from the mountains through cities to the coast on hikes that take advantage of distinct landscapes.

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