Family Weekend in NC’s High Country

Last weekend, we loaded up our vehicle and hit the road for a four day, three night family trip to North Carolina’s High Country. About a month ago our county school board voted to give students a couple extra days off as wellness days during Thanksgiving week, so it was the perfect opportunity to getContinue reading “Family Weekend in NC’s High Country”

10 Places to Explore in North Carolina in 2021

Although travel remains limited to when and where it is safe to do so, our hope is that we will all be able to get back to traveling normally again in 2021. With the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine now being administered across the state and country, there is hope! The hospitality and travelContinue reading “10 Places to Explore in North Carolina in 2021”

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

Facts & Figures Address: 625 Virginia Cates Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278 County: Orange Size: 206 acres Hours: Open daily from 8:00am to 9:00pm Phone: (919) 383-1686 Website: https://www.ncparks.gov/occoneechee-mountain-state-natural-area/home Management: North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Division of Parks & Recreation Activities/Amenities: Hiking Fishing Picnicking Photos Overview Located in Hillsborough, North Carolina in OrangeContinue reading “Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area”

From BBQ to Sweet Tea: Ten Things I Love About North Carolina

I’ll never forget the feeling of crossing over the North Carolina state line on I-77 South when moving here from Northeast Ohio back in November of 2013. It was a completely different feeling crossing over that state line, knowing that this would be our new home, rather than just a vacation destination for a week.Continue reading “From BBQ to Sweet Tea: Ten Things I Love About North Carolina”

North Carolina High Country

Facts & Figures Counties: Allegheny, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey Cities: Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone, Burnsville, Jefferson, Linville, Sparta, Spruce Pine, Sugar Mountain, West Jefferson, Wilkesboro Attractions: The Blowing Rock Blue Ridge Parkway Grandfather Mountain Lin Cove Viaduct Linville Caverns Linville Falls Mast General Store Mystery Hill Tweetsie Railroad Photos OverviewContinue reading “North Carolina High Country”

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