2017 Travel Guide

2017 carolina caountry adventures

Need an adventure? We’ve got a destination. Twelve destinations, to be exact. In this year’s annual travel guide, we’re highlighting spots across North Carolina that celebrate the diversity our state has to offer — a little something for everyone. In each of the three major geographic regions, you’ll find outdoor adventures, indoor activities, historical treasures and small town gems. As you explore our travel guide and all that North Carolina has to offer, rest assured you’re never far from an electric co-op.

Locals Know Best

Where to get good eats

Small Town Gem: Flat Rock

Big city offerings with small village charm

Welcome to the Jungle

Conservators Center residents are not typical to Caswell County’s rolling farmland

Browsing Local

Wilmington’s customer-centered shops offer unique gifts, experiences

New Life for an Old Pier

Jennette’s Pier is back and better than ever

Lessons from ‘Stream Blazers’

A Bryson City museum is preserving the lore of fly fishing in the Southern Appalachians

A Sheet of Granite Above the Trees

Stone Mountain State Park is a rock climber’s paradise and a hiker’s dream

Small Town Gem: Oxford

A rich past and vibrant present make this town worth a visit

Small Town Gem: Washington

This little maritime town is big on activity options

North Carolina’s First People

Cherokee: Discover the people, the place and the sovereign nation

The Lunch Counter that Sparked a Movement

A civil rights landmark has been painstakingly preserved in downtown Greensboro

Off-Roading, Uwharrie Style

Uwharrie National Forest draws off-highway vehicle fun far and wide

North Carolina’s ‘Enchanted Forest’

Merchants Millpond State Park showcases the natural beauty of swampland