Lake Norman, NC State Parks, Travel

Easy Hike to Breathtaking Falls near Asheville, NC: Catawba Falls

It was our fifth or sixth visit to Catawba Falls in Old Fort, North Carolina and the hike this time didn’t disappoint. Taken into consideration the recent popularity on the North Carolina Trails, we were able to find a parking spot easily and without having to wait a minute. The parking lot was pretty full but people were coming in […]

Hibriten Mountain
Blue Ridge, Hikes, North Carolina, Travel

Why Lenoir, North Carolina Should Be On Your List of Places to Visit

Today we are visiting Lenoir, North Carolina. The historic town was established in 1841 and named after Revolutionary War hero William Lenoir. A little over an hour drive from Charlotte, NC and Asheville, NC, Greensboro and Winston Salem and in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir is the perfect spot for day trip, a great pit stop if […]

Upper Creek Falls, Morganton, NC
NC State Parks, Travel, Waterfalls

Is Upper Creek Falls Near Morganton The Best Swimming Hole in the State?

We first spotted the sign for Upper Creek Falls on our way to Hawksbill Mountain and had to return and explore the area. Morganton is one of our absolutely favorite small towns in the state and we often find ourselves heading this way. It’s not only a short pleasant drive from Charlotte but has such wide variety of trails, it […]

South Mountain State Park
NC State Parks, North Carolina, Travel

The Newest Trail at South Mountains State Park – Big Bear Falls

We absolutely love South Mountains State Park and all the different trails that can be explored there. Wtih the variation of terrain and all of the hiking options, one can never get bored whichever path they choose along the 40 miles of equestrians, running, horse riding and mountain biking trails. This past week we picked an overcast Friday and departed […]

Riverbend Park, Conver, NC

Riverbend Park – One of Catawba County’s Secret Gems

Riverbend Park located in the small North Carolinian town of Conover, is only a short one hour drive from Charlotte and features 690 acres with 1.25-miles of shoreline along the Catawba River, and 19.7 miles of walkable trails.  2020 has proven difficult in regards of finding trails that are not packed and with enough separation for appropriate social distancing. It […]