Carolina Places

Every spot in North Carolina has a story to tell. Here are a few.

15 Local Parks for Outdoor Escapes

The best quiet parks and trails in your NC town

Top Spots for NC Beachcombers

Be in the right place at the right time to find treasured shells

Burnsville: Family Adventure Under the Stars

A galaxy surrounds this vibrant mountain town

The Seagrove Pottery Experience

Piedmont artisan area is a dream come true for pottery lovers

Nature and History in Harmony at Pettigrew State Park

A northeastern NC state park and a historic site are intertwined in time and place

5 Tips for Your Walk in the Woods

Advice for beginning hikers from a local expert

Explore an NC Zoo Near You

A sampling of zoos around the state

Elkin: A Spirited Foothills Town

Sample wine and tap your feet to live music in the Yadkin Valley

Local Art, for All to See

Find a public mural in your neck of the woods

Four Great Winter Hikes

Get trekking off-peak for solitude and cool views

Shells of North Carolina

A guide to shelling our Carolina coast

Wartime on the Outer Banks

Remembering life on the NC coast during WWII

Toys for All Ages, on Display

The NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures preserves treasures from the past

NC Murals Create ‘Art for the People’

The Appalachian Mural Trail captures state culture

Little Pink Retreats Make Time for Hope

NC-based program provides welcome refuge for breast cancer patients