River snorkeling reveals a vibrant underwater ecosystem

For 10 years, Muddy Sneakers has shared the magic of outdoor learning

The Ultimate Guide to the Great American Solar Eclipse in WNC

WCU reprints legendary outdoorsman’s mountain memoir

A fledging climber’s ascent of Looking Glass brings reverence for the iconic rock’s first summit, 50 years ago

Celebrate—and help preserve—monarch butterflies during their annual migration through WNC

As the National Park system turns 100, test your knowledge of the six in WNC

A new app puts tours of WNC’s beautiful byways at your fingertips

After a century of state parks, Western North Carolina’s are more popular than ever

Three far-out adventures to stretch your limits

An outdoors hub in Transylvania County picks up the pace

Learn what drives 4 ultra-runners to go the distance

The Tryon International Equestrian Center isn’t just horsing around

Check in to these lodges where après-ski combines a room, dining, and drinks

Celebrate the cold season at two regional winterfests

Probe the pains and pleasures of climbing frozen waterfalls

The High Country’s new aerial adventure park offers 50-foot thrills

24 must-do experiences await! Hit the road this summer for thrills, beauty, history, and local flavor in every county across Western North Carolina

Three friends take on the arduous challenge of running the highest mountain range in the East in a single day

Bike parts maker Cane Creek Cycling Components keeps manufacturing on track in the mountains

Set out on footpaths that offer big exploration for small people

Combine ease, adventure, and the great outdoors with these glamping opportunities

A new guide to area waterfalls and wildflowers

The Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians opens in Cherokee

Gear up and make a dash for West Virginia, where white-water thrills, world-class climbing and mountain biking, and a hip small-town outpost await in the New River Gorge

Field School allows the curious to explore an ancient site in Morganton where the New and Old Worlds collided

Safeguard wild lands & trails

Tryon International Equestrian Center readies for its first full season

Meet three celebrity rodents during Groundhog Day celebrations

A reinvigorated search for Southern snow

Look but don’t touch the poisonous southern blue monkshood

Meet 11 leaders in the quest to conserve WNC’s natural areas

Celebrate 50 years of wilderness conservation

Bike, run, and paddle for a good cause

An alliance of outdoor product manufacturers takes root in WNC

Bee City USA leads the way in protecting pollinators

Three old-time music parties for your listenin’ and pickin’ enjoyment

Elite kayakers take on the Nantahala for the Freestyle World Championships