Hiking

Hiking
Jun 2013
Discover your inner calm with a yoga hiking trek

Jun 2013
Elite kayakers take on the Nantahala for the Freestyle World Championships

Apr 2013
Three new reads chronicle adventures past and present

Apr 2013
This Polk County town’s image is forever tied to the steep railroad grade that once brought passengers to downtown, but more recently its outdoor persona is on the rise.

Jan 2013
Make your way to the High Country for outdoor winter revelry

Oct 2012
Cancer patients reconnect with a sense of inner calm at Wind River retreats

Jun 2012
TRACK Trails leads kids down a path of outdoor discovery

Jun 2012
Devastating fires played a role in creating the natural playground known as Graveyard Fields

Dec 2011
Make a break for fresh ground with the growing sport of snowshoeing

Sep 2011
Autumn is upon us, and you can park yourself in the backyard and watch the leaves put on a show.

Sep 2011
An author savors fall's leisurely stroll through the mountains

Sep 2011
Mayview Manor stood as a regal icon of Blowing Rock for merely four decades

May 2011
You are now leaving WNC. Don’t call us traitors for straying from our beloved natural wonderland. Sometimes you just have to play outside the lines. After all, much of what we love here—lofty peaks, wild rivers, picturesque lakes, and awe-inspiring trails—spills over into Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Summer is the season to grab your gear, whether it be a life jacket, fishing rod, hiking boots, or mountain bike, and head for great escapes just across the border.

May 2011
An Ashevillian finds a relaxing getaway just outside her front door

May 2011
Friends of the Ecusta Trail hope to add a new route to the region’s selection of recreational pathways

Oct 2010
The shopping season has officially arrived, and we’ve searched stores across the region to help minimize the gift-giving guesswork. Here, you’ll find ideas for the jewelry lover, gentleman, gardener, gourmand, host, and outdoors enthusiast in your life.

Jun 2010
Seven community leaders who found their inspiration to do good at summer camp

Apr 2010
Inspire your inner outdoor enthusiast with new guides to Southern Appalachia

Apr 2010
This summer, log some miles and celebrate the Blue Ridge Parkway’s anniversary with 75 must-see stops

Oct 2009
Recapping the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2009

Aug 2009
Western North Carolina’s few remaining century-old cabins stand as reminders of the region’s isolation and the Appalachian way of life. Here’s a trio of hikes to historic homesteads that offer insight into the past.

Jul 2009
Look beyond Lenoir’s reputation for fine furniture, and you’ll discover a town dedicated to visual arts and simple pleasures

May 2009
Run wild in the natural playgrounds of the Nantahala Gorge (and beyond)

May 2009
Remembering Art Loeb, the man whose love for hiking helped create a beloved footpath

Apr 2009
A guardian of historic design with an eye toward growth, Robert Griffin shares his defining influences

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