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Shortoff Is a Great American Hike

There are “10 Great American Hikes That (Almost) Anyone Can Do,” according to Yahoo Travel. And the 10-mile hike of Shortoff Mountain in Linville is one of them, offering “unobstructed views of deep, dramatic Linville Gorge, where the river tumbles out of the mountains...”

Stay in Style in Durham

If you’re staying in the Triangle, you can experience one of “The South's Most Stylish New Hotels,” according to Garden & Gun magazine. The magazine describes impressive elements of The Durham Hotel, such as its two-story lobby, restaurant helmed by an award-winning chef, rooftop lounge and more.

Experience Saturday Night Lights with the Family

It’s akin to a carnival scene during Saturday nights in October (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24) at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring. The Saturday Night Lights fall series features free admission and parking, good food, live music, carousel rides, and culminates with competitive horse show jumping.

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Oyster and Seafood Festivals

Oyster and Seafood Festivals

There's no time like fall to sample seafood at events such as the Airlie Gardens Oyster Roast and the North Carolina Oyster and Seafood festivals.

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