Children of The Great Trails State

Children of The Great Trails State

Celebrate the rewards! The destination doesn’t have to be a 40-foot waterfall or a big mountain overlook. (Side note: Most kids really don’t care about the view from the overlook.)

Celebrating Freedom in North Carolina’s Great Outdoors

Celebrating Freedom in North Carolina’s Great Outdoors

North Carolina, with its diverse landscapes and rich history, has always been a beacon for outdoor enthusiasts and historians. As we celebrate Year of the Trail, there are many intersections of trails and history, one significant parallel is between the state's trail...

Charting New Trails: Reimagining Accessibility in Outdoor Adventures

Charting New Trails: Reimagining Accessibility in Outdoor Adventures

Wes Hall is a pioneer in adaptive sports in the Great Trails State and beyond. Born right here in North Carolina, he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at age 15, leading to the amputation of his right leg. Wes has been pushing the envelope of what is possible by turning limitations into opportunities.

Our Summer Bucket List

Our Summer Bucket List

Summer is a calling, and it's a great time to embark on an unforgettable trail adventure in North Carolina! Here are 11 activities we'll be surely checking off of our list! Artwork by guest artist Lauren Patterson @lataplat. As summer approaches, it's time to...

Embracing the Beauty of The Great Trails State at 75

Embracing the Beauty of The Great Trails State at 75

Having recently celebrated my 75th birthday, I found myself reflecting on the incredible journey of being a lifelong hiker, with many years of it being on the trails of North Carolina. The trails that weave through this beautiful state have become not only a source of...