Western North Carolina’s majestic mountains hold unrivaled beauty and the power to heal. In a time of uncertainty, loss, fear, and division, find inspiration and solace through a collection of photos that capture our most wondrous wild places.
Here’s a look at the modern ways farming traditions are being passed down and the wealth of programs that are cultivating an exchange of knowledge, all of which is helping our farmers—especially those new to the game—grow and succeed.
A visionary effort to create a statewide trail has been 40 years in the making. With the path now finished in Western North Carolina and a groundswell of support rising in the East, the completion of North Carolina’s most monumental natural treasure is on the horizon.
Locals, especially, can confirm Western North Carolina holds a wealth of riches. From natural wonders and cultural treasures to splurge-worthy experiences, the indulgences afforded in our mountains are, in many ways, priceless.
Hiking to a summit, scanning the night sky for stars, or hunting for wild delicacies are activities best experienced in fall’s crisp temperatures, when crystal clear skies and showy foliage provide a breathtaking backdrop for a day’s chosen adventure
In the summertime, warm waters, cool nights, and unfiltered sunshine coalesce in a bucolic, unfettered burst of beauty. And There’s no shortage of ways to enjoy it; work up a sweat or take a cool dip—there’s something for everyone in this sweet season