South Mountains State Park celebrates the addition of new park lands secured by The Conservation Fund and Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina. Read more


Explore the beauty of the Smokies with author Ben Anderson as he chronicles a year-long backpacking and hiking adventure in this glorious region. Read more


On an Icy Edge

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The beautiful, fast-flowing waterfalls of the mountain regions take on a completely different appearance when the chill of winter comes blowing. Read more


Clingmans secret tunnel

Deb Campbell

Hikers, outdoorsmen, photographers, and locals reveal their favorite treasures of “the back of beyond”—from secluded trails and fishing streams to quiet overlooks and picnic spots. Read more

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Few natural features charm visitors quite like waterfalls, from those that gently glide over bedrock to the fury and power of others. The spring melt signals prime time for cascades. Here are three favorite hikes to waterfalls. Read more


Hurricane Falls

Photo courtesy of Jim Parnham

A motorist crossing over the dam that forms Tallulah Falls Lake, might never guess that Georgia’s most rugged gorge is just below. Tallulah Gorge State Park is home to five major waterfalls dropping hundreds of feet over a two-mile stretch. Read more



Sarah E. Kucharski photo

The moniker “Land of Waterfalls” comes from the 250 waterfalls located throughout Transylvania County including Whitewater Falls, which is the highest waterfall in the Eastern United States at 411 feet. Read more


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Donned in waders and thick-soled boots, I hit the river one overcast and drizzly morning in March with fly-fishing guide Bill Strickland of Davidson River Outfitters. I had often fished as a child using live bait or corn nibblets on a standard hook. Read more


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