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Discover the Banker ponies that have roamed wild on our beaches for more than 400 years.
Play a round at Grove Park Inn or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Savor local favorites from barbecue to Calabash seafood and Cheerwine to Krispy Kreme.
Pamper yourself at AAA 5 Diamond Hotels, explore art, history and science museums, and drink and dine in the Tastiest Town in the South.
Visit Cape Hatteras, stand where the Wright brothers took flight and watch wild horses run free along the shores of our northern coast.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls, Cherokee and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
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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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Celebrate autumn with foliage hikes, scenic drives, fishing trips, and harvest festivals.
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.
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.
With hundreds of miles of creeks, streams and rivers to fish, catching a personal best brook, rainbow or brown trout is no problem here.
In the low, rolling central plain, visit churches, colleges, historic sites and gardens lush with blooms, flowering shrubs, herbs and trees.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
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.
The Croatan, Uwaharrie, Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests offer visitors the chance to play, explore or just relax.
For exciting activities in, on or above the water, our shores offer pristine beaches, expansive marshes, depths to dive and skies to fly.
Transylvania County features some of the highest peaks in the East, which means some of the most thrilling mountain biking trails as well.
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.
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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.
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 daylong drive and ferry tour traces the coastline, exploring the maritime history of our sounds, barrier islands and coastal villages.
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.
The Outer Banks and Crystal Coast attract visitors to enjoy historic lighthouses, maritime history, charming fishing villages and sunny shores.
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.
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 50-minute drive takes you from the golf community of Pinehurst north to Seagrove, home of the nation's largest community of potters.
This two-hour drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to see waterfalls, rhododendron blooms and lush, beautiful forests.
This revitalizing trip encompasses a relaxing spa visit, a wine cruise, a day out on the lake and great nightlife.
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.
This region offers 75-mile views from atop Chimney Rock, Cherokee history and great shopping for mountain crafts in Asheville and Dillsboro.
Just north of Charlotte on Interstate 77, Lake Norman offers Metrolina Greenhouses, the Carolina Raptor Center and other nature attractions.
Wilmington and Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches wait with gardens, shopping, great dining and plenty to do for the entire family.
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Soar through 14,000 acres of Green River Game Lands with The Gorge Zip Line Canopy Adventure. See more »
Try surf fishing on more than 300 miles of barrier island coastline in North Carolina
The Dragon near Deals Gap is one of the top motorcycling roads in America
Visit the Cape Lookout National Seashore to see the Banker ponies at Shackleford Banks. See more »
Transylvania County in western North Carolina, Cycling Capital of the South
Glide down the slopes on a snow tube at nearly a dozen tubing parks in the mountains. See more »
The Mile High Swinging Bridge offers 360-degree panoramic views from Grandfather Mountain. See more »
Cape Lookout Lighthouse is only accessible by ferry, but well worth the trip. See more »
The Nantahala Outdoor Center is one of the nation's largest outdoor recreation companies
Take a scenic drive with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Pamlico Sound on the other. See more »
Enjoy a variety of waterfalls and hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest
The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
North Carolina's coastal rivers and sounds offer great year-round angling for a variety of fish including speckled trout.
Take a whirlwind tour of the outdoor adventure, craft beer and local art of the Land of Waterfalls, set to the music of the Crooked Pine Band.
Stand atop 315-foot Chimney Rock and see 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure and central North Carolina.
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.
Explore North Carolina's coastal marshes, central lakes and mountain rivers on a stand-up paddleboarding adventure.
North Carolina's rolling landscapes, lush forests and brilliant fall color attract adventure seekers of all ages.
The salt marshes and blackwater creeks of North Carolina's southernmost coast are paradise for first-time kayakers and veteran paddlers alike.
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
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DeWitt’s Outdoor Sports is a guided hunt and sporting clay shooting destination. Hunts include mallards, quail and…
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Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
Tennis Courts, Picnic Shelter, Outdoor Basketball Court, Playground, Two Ball Fields, and Concession Stand with…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Access 5,160 acres of the ancient Uwharrie National Forest in the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness Area. The Piedmont’s…
Your outdoor adventure store at the entrance to the Pisgah National Forest. Biking, hiking and the Pisgah Tavern.
Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
The mountain bike trail is a single track trail that switches back and forth along the perimeter of the park for 5…
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Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Carolina Beach fishing with the pros aboard Fish Dance - Deep Sea fishing charters. Specializing in all types of…
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3 lighted Baseball Fields, 1 unlit field. Field 1 - 310'; Field 2 - 300'; Field 3 - 260'; Field 4 - 200'. Portable…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
An 8000-square-foot picnic shelter with a catering kitchen, rest rooms and tables and grills, 7 soccer fields, Alpine…
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This 9-mile trail is part of the Albemarle Region Canoe and Small Boat Trails System. It is located on the south shore…
Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
Booking service for Morehead City charter fishing boats.
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Regions: Coast, Crystal Coast
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