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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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    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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    Plan a weekend getaway to this Heart of North Carolina city to enjoy wild animals, local barbecue, zip lining, antiquing and a thriving arts community.

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    At Jockey's Ridge State Park on the Outer Banks, novice and expert hang gliders alike can enjoy a bird's eye view of the sun, sand and sea.

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    Hawksnest offers 20 lanes of lighted snow tubing in the High Country and is the largest snow tubing park on the East Coast.

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    Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
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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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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

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