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Visit our winter sports resorts to enjoy the highest ski peak in the East and the gentlest of beginner slopes.
It’s an alluring destination for vacationers drawn by history, quiet beaches and recreational activities such as golf.
Whether you crave art, history, sports, nightlife or food, Winston-Salem offers a long list of things to see and do.
Its sounds, creeks, estuaries and rivers are perfect for year-round sailing, fishing and riding the ferries.
Travel down the Blue Ridge Parkway and you’ll discover art galleries, craft breweries, natural attractions and more.
This region offers many opportunities for play, including golf courses, spas, military museums and indoor skydiving.
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There’s an adventure around every bend in North Carolina. For amazing mountain views, hike to the top of Mount Mitchell, the highest point in the East, or enjoy a scenic drive to an overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway. See Whitewater Falls, the tallest waterfall in the East, in the Nantahala National Forest. Find big excitement on record-breaking zip lines, urban bike trails, rivers and lakes, or catch a fish so big the story doesn’t need embellishing along our coast.
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Go skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing, play golf, or plan an offseason trip to the beach.
Hike 88 miles of this national treasure in our mountains, and stand at its highest point here.
Go hang gliding, take a surf lesson or encounter wild horses on 300 miles of barrier island beaches.
Hit the trail in Pisgah National Forest, at the U.S. National Whitewater Center or on a coastal byway.
Travel 250 miles of America’s Favorite Drive for breathtaking views and mountain heritage.
Rough it − or go “glamour camping” − in lush forests, on quiet seashores or close to home.
Hang glide, rock climb, kiteboard, zip line or skydive for the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Cast a line in mountain trout streams, central lakes, coastal sounds or the Gulf Stream.
Explore the outdoors in the Great Smokies, Cape Hatteras, Cape Lookout, state parks and more.
Stroll among azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods and more in vibrant and historic gardens.
Explore by foot on the Appalachian Trail, Mountains-to-Sea Trail and shorter paths.
Ride the 318-curve Dragon and more of the country’s most adventurous roads.
Float gently down an ancient river or take a thrilling tumble through Class IV-V rapids.
Drive roads that double as destinations from the Cherohala Skyway to the Outer Banks Byway.
Kayak, boat, paddleboard, scuba dive and more on our beaches, lakes and rivers.
Slip down Sliding Rock, drive the Waterfalls Byway or explore 250 falls in one county.
Ski, snowboard, ice skate and snow tube at 10 mountain ski resorts and winter areas.
Glide through trees, past waterfalls and toward urban skylines on family-friendly tours.
The Croatan, Uwaharrie, Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests offer visitors the chance to play, explore or just relax.
In the low, rolling central plain, visit churches, colleges, historic sites and gardens lush with blooms, flowering shrubs, herbs and trees.
With hundreds of miles of creeks, streams and rivers to fish, catching a personal best brook, rainbow or brown trout is no problem here.
Transylvania County features some of the highest peaks in the East, which means some of the most thrilling mountain biking trails as well.
This area in the Great Smoky Mountains is home to 250 waterfalls, including the highest in the East and some that starred in Hollywood movies.
Four lighthouses, a herd of wild horses and hundreds of miles of beach and shoreline to explore await on the Outer Banks and Crystal Coast.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
Whether you take a low-altitude flight on the dunes or a mile-high flight with an instructor, you’ll experience thrills you won’t soon forget.
For exciting activities in, on or above the water, our shores offer pristine beaches, expansive marshes, depths to dive and skies to fly.
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This daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
This 40-minute drive takes you through one of the most scenic urban areas in the nation as it travels beside the tranquil Cape Fear River near the coast.
Go boating along the Intracoastal Waterway to visit coastal spots such as Beaufort, Jacksonville, Wilmington and the Brunswick Islands.
You'll find many things we're famous for near Asheboro and Lexington, including the Childress and Petty racing museums, the North Carolina Zoo and barbecue.
Wilmington and Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches wait with gardens, shopping, great dining and plenty to do for the entire family.
This two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music and more.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
This 50-minute drive takes you from the golf community of Pinehurst north to Seagrove, home of the nation's largest community of potters.
The Road to Nowhere ends at a tunnel inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you want to venture farther, you have to do it by foot.
This trip takes you on a trek to the top of Cold Mountain for breathtaking views, starting and ending in Asheville for a weekend of outdoor fun.
What's more fun than hiking, picnicking and splashing in cold mountain streams? Grab this three-day trip, pack up the kids and head for the hills.
Just north of Charlotte on Interstate 77, Lake Norman offers Metrolina Greenhouses, the Carolina Raptor Center and other nature attractions.
This revitalizing trip encompasses a relaxing spa visit, a wine cruise, a day out on the lake and great nightlife.
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The Nantahala Outdoor Center is one of the nation's largest outdoor recreation companies
The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
Transylvania County in western North Carolina, Cycling Capital of the South
Soar through 14,000 acres of Green River Game Lands with The Gorge Zip Line Canopy Adventure. See more »
Visit the Cape Lookout National Seashore to see the Banker ponies at Shackleford Banks. See more »
The Mile High Swinging Bridge offers 360-degree panoramic views from Grandfather Mountain. See more »
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
Cape Lookout Lighthouse is only accessible by ferry, but well worth the trip. See more »
Take a scenic drive with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Pamlico Sound on the other. See more »
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
Many of North Carolina’s winter sports resorts feature snow-tubing runs for family fun. See more »
Hawksnest offers 20 lanes of lighted snow tubing in the High Country and is the largest snow tubing park on the East Coast.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
North Carolina's coastal rivers and sounds offer great year-round angling for a variety of fish including speckled trout.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a must-do mountain drive, winding 252 miles among scenic vistas and historic sites.
The highlight of this Topsail-area park is Bear Island, a remote, unspoiled beach where you can swim, surf, fish, camp, canoe and kayak.
Summer Turtle Talk events teach visitors about the sea turtles that have nested from Sunset Beach to Bald Head Island for hundreds of years.
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.
North Carolina's rolling landscapes, lush forests and brilliant fall color attract adventure seekers of all ages.
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The Cane Creek Reservoir, which is about 8 miles west of Carrboro on the north side of NC 54, offers boat rentals,…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Randleman Lake is a reservoir on the Deep River, located in the Cape Fear River basin. Recreation activities allowed on…
Region: Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Cape Lookout National Seashore is located on NC’s Southern Outer Banks on the Crystal Coast and consists of three…
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Regions: Coast, Crystal Coast
North Carolina Quail Hunting and ORVIS endorsed Wingshooting Lodge.
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
Guided Whitewater Rafting , Canoeing, Rock Climbing & Rappeling Trips; Complete Skateboard & Snowboard Shop
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Regions: Mountains, High Country
Reserve your spot on one of the breathtaking scenic tours located only 15 minutes from Charlotte. Tours are Queen City,…
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Fun for the entire family, the kids motorcross track includes tabletops, multiple rollers, whoops, berms and…
Arnette Park is a 100 acre facility with numerous amenities. Though much of the park has been developed, over half is…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Premier ski shop since 1969. Downtown Boone.
Comprised of 2,245 acres, this diverse facility has livestock and organic/convention crop production. Tour the dairy…
Region: Inner Coastal Plain
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