Written by Lauren Stepp, Derek Halsey, Dasha Morgan
The Best of Western North Carolina’s Outdoors
Ours is a region rife with opportunities to get outside: rivers cold and clear to float, paddle, and snorkel; ancient mountains worn approachable with time and ready to be hiked up and peddled down; gorges to glide across, clearings to “om” in, and balds perfect for laying out a picnic. More often than not, our Leisure & Libation section offers how-tos for making the most of our natural playground, so we’ve gathered the best of 100 issues—and then some—for this guide to the best of Western North Carolina’s outdoors.
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