East of the Blue Ridge Parkway, a massive monadnock dome towers 600 feet over the surrounding land in its namesake park, Stone Mountain State Park. Another gem in the North Carolina State Park system, Stone Mountain makes for a glorious camping and hiking adventure – even in the dead of winter.
January 7, 2020
Hidden in the eastern part of North Carolina, the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge consists of over 50,000 acres of open water, marsh, timber, and cropland habitats with Lake Mattamuskeet as its glorious centerpiece. In fact, Lake Mattamuskeet, North Carolina's largest natural lake, covers 40,000 acres with a surprisingly shallow basin depth of 2 to 3 feet or about a "swan's neck deep." A must see for nature lovers and a paradise for birders!
January 3, 2020
Located in scenic Western North Carolina, Standing Indian Campground is a premier camping and hiking destination that includes access to the renowned Appalachian Trail and great location for chasing waterfalls.
December 4, 2019
In our opinion, the old adage of "getting there is half the fun" is true, but we find it to be even better when paired with "while listening to audiobooks." Here's our list of 11 best family audiobooks that will give you 40+ hours of audio pleasure for young and old alike.
December 3, 2019
Have we learned a LOT. Over the last 18 months that we've been playing outside, we have learned a thing or two in our 21,000 miles traveled, 109 nights camped at 51 different campsites in all sorts of conditions. With 6 of us on the travel team, our goal from the beginning has been to keep our kit as simple and lean as possible so that it's easy to hit the road.
November 11, 2019
While a few millennia of erosion has leveled the once mighty Sauratown Mountains, time has done little to diminish their awe-inspiring beauty at Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina. Hanging Rock State Park offers a whole host of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, swimming, and rock climbing.
November 6, 2019
Spark a child’s imagination and curiosity about the natural world with these 10 great nature books and gift ideas. With modern technology, we now have unequalled access to more information about nature than ever thought possible, but knowing facts isn’t the same as understanding the living creature as a whole.
November 6, 2019
Rifle through your pockets or bedside change jar, and you'll likely find Maine's commemorative 2003 quarter which features the idyllic Midcoast Maine Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. Better yet, load out the crew and head for the Sherwood Forest Campsite and Cabins which serves as an ideal jumping off point for all of the Pemaquid area attractions.
October 21, 2019