2016 Travel Guide

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North Carolina’s cultural and natural landscape is as diverse as its people. Our annual Touchstone Energy Travel Guide encourages you to experience the diversity from the mountains to the coast.

This year, we offer you six guides to Carolina Country Adventures. The Outer Banks lighthouses beckon visitors as they once did sailors; America’s National Parks celebrate 100 years right alongside North Carolina State Parks centennial celebration; discover the hidden treasures of Rutherford County amongst the well-known Chimney Rock and Lake Lure; small town charm, waterfalls and beautiful vistas await you in Jackson County; and destinations offer accessibility to travelers with disabilities.

As you make your way through this guide and through the countryside, you can be assured that a Touchstone Energy cooperative is nearby.

Outer Banks lighthouses

Historic landmarks continue to shine

Jackson County

Exhilaration and relaxation await

U.S. National Parks turn 100

Adventure awaits at sites in Tar Heel State

Rutherford County

There’s a treasure trove of attractions in small towns here

N.C. State Parks centennial celebration

System serves as a mighty economic and tourism engine

Accessible attractions

Awareness, resources make travel easier for people who are disabled