GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK (understandably) draws much of the attention in terms of North Carolina’s public lands, but the Tarheel State is home to 41 great state parks that hold plenty of appeal of their own. From the mountains to the Piedmont to the coast, these resources invite visitors to climb high, trek far, dive in, and kick back. Make North Carolina your next travel destination. #VisitNC
Linville Gorge has been called the 'Grand Canyon of the East Coast' and it's certainly true. The view from Wiseman's is something that always manages to take your breath away. Linville Falls is worth the hike for that extra special perspective many don't see.