5 Walking Trails for Winter Hiking Along NC’s Blue Ridge Parkway
5 Walking Trails for Winter Hiking Along NC’s Blue Ridge Parkway

We go exploring in western North Carolina with five great walking trails for hiking in the winter months, all of which are located along the North Carolina portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

NC native Hugh Morton inherited Grandfather Mountain in 1952. And before his family sold it to the state in 2008, Morton preserved it for generations to come. (Photo via Grandfather Mountain)
Video: The Unbelievable True Story of NC’s Grandfather Mountain

The story of Grandfather Mountain, one of NC's most iconic landscapes, is as remarkable as the mountain itself.

Where are North Carolina’s Most Scenic Spots for Outdoor Fun (+ Great Pics)?
Where are the Most Beautiful Places in NC for Outdoor Fun (+ Great Pics)?

On the hunt for beautiful places in NC? North Carolina’s beaches, mountains, and rolling hills will leave you breathless.

The extreme heat and dry conditions made for a rough start to watermelon season in NC, but July rains are bringing the melon back. (Shutterstock)
Good News Friday: NC Watermelon Season Will Be Longer This Year

It’s time for some good news, and this week we’re talking soccer, watermelon, and a special fact about the North Carolina Zoo. 

Which NC Summer Bird Are You?

If you’ve had some winged and feathered friends visit your backyard lately, you may have noticed they have their own personalities. Want to know which ones you're most like? Read on to find out.

A copperhead snake looks up at the Nature Museum in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Snakebite 101: What to Do If You’re Bitten by a Venomous Snake in North Carolina

In the event of a venomous snakebite in North Carolina, immediate action is crucial for your safety and survival.

Barrique in Goldsboro, NC. (Image via Larry Lynn)
16 NC Trails That Take You To Something Awesome

In 2023, it's the "Year of the Trail" in NC. If you like a beer, a live concert, wildlife, or a culinary treat at the end of your trail, we've got you covered.