North Carolina Attractions

Grandfather Trout Farm & Gem Mine

Grandfather Trout Farm & Gem Mine Grandfather Trout Farm offers you and your family the opportunity to fish for trout without the hassle involved in fishing on a river or stream. They supply the gear, including rod and reels, bait and towels, ice and bags, for no extra charge and you only pay for what you actually catch. The ponds come complete with a sandy beach, miniature golf, and a gem...

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Fishing Areas in Graham County

Fontana Lake, Tsali Public Fishing Area (PFA), Bryson City How To Go: From Bryson City, take U.S. 19 west. Go nine miles and turn right on N.C. 28 toward Almond. Just past the Swain-Graham county line, turn right at the Tsali Recreation Area sign. Go about three miles, following the signs to the boating access area. The trail to the fishing area begins at...

Climbing The High Country

When visiting the High Country, make sure you make a point to take in a climbing trip, provided that’s not why you came here in the first place. This area is known countrywide for it’s wide variety of climbing routes, beautiful scenery, and dizzying exposure. So, if heights don’t bother you, take a day for a climb or plan a multiple-day trip to a more...

Farmers Ski Shop and Farmers Backside

Farmers Ski Shop and Farmers Backside Farmers Ski Shop and Farmers Backside have been providing quality equipment and clothing for getting totally sick on the hill in a foot of fresh for years. Be it a tune for your skis you need or a new skateboard setup, Farmers has you covered. Come by the Backside and check out the fashion or shop the ski shop's annual 4th of July sale. We have everything...

Gems by Gemini

Gems by Gemini A Blowing Rock NC Jewelry Store, specializes in custom designed colored gemstone jewelry featuring genuine colored gemstones from leading gem mines throughout the world. Rare colored gemstone jewelry is inspirational because each one is unique, recognizable, and unforgettable. Gems By Gemini determined that their market niche would be "unique and unusual...

FUN Foods

Long winter nights when the blizzard winds blew and the whirling snow piled up by the foot outside our house and nothing could warm like a good cup of hot chocolate foaming with marshmallows on top and a cookie or two for dipping brings back pleasant memories – and it still works, except seen the snow pile up by the foot in a long time Maybe this year! So...

Fishing Areas in Alamance County

Cedarock Park CFP, Burlington Cedarock Park, Phone: (336) 570-6759, (336) 570-6760 How To Go: From Burlington, go south on N.C. 49 for 5.9 miles; turn left on Friendship-Patterson Mill Road (S.R. 1130). Go 0.3 mile; turn left on Cedarock Park Road (S.R. 2409). Go 1.3 mile to the parking area on the left. About the Cedarock Park CFP: Shoreline areas have...

Fishing Areas in Chatham County

B.E. Jordan Reservoir, Bell’s Church Public Fishing Area (PFA), Wilsonville How To Go: From U.S. 64 east of Pittsboro, take S.R. 1008 north at Wilsonville. Go 1.2 mile; the area is on the right beside the church. About the B.E. Jordan Reservoir, Bell’s Church: Several sections of shoreline and access trails have been cleared of brush. A 140-foot, T-shaped...

Shopping in Winston-Salem

Shopping in Winston-Salem From the most intimate of boutiques to one of the largest malls in the Southeast, Winston-Salem shopping offers something for every taste and every reason. You can stroll the Downtown Arts District’s galleries and find an eclectic utopia of works by painters, sculptors, photographers, wood workers, jewelers, fiber artists, and more. Shop antiques, shoes,...

Historic Routes

Much of the High Country's history is hidden away or long since decayed, but for visitors with the time and inclination, there are several structures and sites that capture the life of yesteryear. The original "settlers" were the Cherokee, whose trails generally followed the winding streams and rivers. Tales of abundant buffalo, elk, beaver, and other game...

At Your Wits End Vacation Rentals

At Your Wits End Vacation Rentals At Your Wits End Blue Ridge Mountain Vacation Rentals Cabins specializes in vacation cabin rentals. They have luxury and budget cabins in the Boone/ Blowing Rock areas of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Their cabins are close to all the activties in the area. You can ski at one of the three resorts, snow tube at the Eastern United States largest...

Catch Food Truck Fever

Catch Food Truck Fever When it comes to mobile food culture, no place does it better than Durham. Thanks to operator-friendly legislation and a bevy of late-night bar-hoppers, food trucks from across the region descend on the town at twilight, selling everything from burgers to tacos to Indian food. For help tracking the most popular trucks.

Fishing Areas in Union County

Cane Creek Park TLP, Monroe Union County Parks and Recreation Department, Phone: (704) 843-3919 How To Go: From Monroe, take N.C. 200 south toward Waxhaw. Go about 10 miles to Waxhaw, pass the first park sign and turn left on Providence Road. Go 1.8 mile and turn left on Harkey Road. Go one mile and turn right into the entrance of the Day Use Area. Follow...

Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University With over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Appalachian State University is the largest educational institution in northwestern North Carolina. Founded by the Dougherty brothers as the Watauga Academy in 1899, its original mission was to train teachers for the mountains. That role continues today, except teachers-to-be come from across the state...

Get Some Fresh Air at Eno River State Park

Get Some Fresh Air at Eno River State Park While it’s a 10 minute drive from downtown Durham to the Eno River State Park, the two liter airy seem worlds away. Park visitors can hike along 24 miles of trails that pass through rugged woodlands. Fishing, kayaking and camping are also popular options. Eno River State Park 6101 Cole Mill Rd Durham NC 27705