The North Carolina outdoors is really a reflection of you. That’s why Visit NC, the NC Outdoor Recreation Industry, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and many organizations across our state have partnered together to make it easy for you to help preserve the natural beauty of our state.

Plan and Prepare | Stick to Trails and Overnight Right | Trash Your Trash | Leave It as You Find It | Be Careful With Fire | Keep Wildlife Wild | Be Considerate of Others and Share the Outdoors

Visit North Carolina
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
Economic Developement Partnership of North Carolina

For additional resources, Recreate Responsibly also offers guidelines on how to keep yourself healthy and maintain access to parks, trails and beaches during this time.

Stay awhile and explore Visit North Carolina's travel ideas, and let nature inspire your next trip filled with outdoor adventures. For more information on Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and the NC Outdoor Recreation Industry, please visit their respective websites.

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OUTDOOR NC PARTNERS

It’s up to all of us to help preserve the natural beauty of our state. Our partners make it their nature to protect North Carolina’s outdoor spaces. To become a partner, email heidi.walters@visitnc.com.

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A few of my favorites from a recent hike to Young’s mountain. Mountain views high above Lake Lure, NC. #visitnc #blueridgemountains #ncmountains #wncmountains #appalachianmountains #blueridgemountainlife #conservingcarolina

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Work’s been busy lately getting students registered for fall classes but I was able to slip away for a long weekend for the family vacation with the Fourth of July holiday; found these guys while chasing a Blue Ridge Parkway sunset the first night there . . #blueridgemountains #blueridgemoments #ncmountains #blueridgeparkway #blueridgeparkwaync #visitnc #getoutside #optoutside #shotoniphone #iphonography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #elk #elkinnc #828isgreat #nofilter #sunset #blueridgesunsets

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OUTDOOR TRAVEL DURING COVID-19

Outdoor NC and The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics align with the CDC recommendations to help slow the spread of the virus so we can keep ourselves, our communities and our natural world healthy.

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