Entries by RootsRated

5 New Year’s Resolutions for More Outdoor Adventure in Western Carolina

New year, new you, right? Nah, you’re doing just fine—no need for a complete overhaul. If you live around Asheville and you love spending time in the outdoors, then you’re probably a happy camper. However, the start of a new year does provide the perfect opportunity to introduce a few new challenges into our already adventurous lives. Here […]

7 Winter Adventures in North Carolina Other than Downhill Skiing (and Where to Do Them)

Why waste the winter months hibernating indoors? Snow, ice, and frosty temperatures provide plenty of fodder for outdoor adventure. When winter weather rolls into the Southeast, North Carolina’s wild spaces are briefly and beautifully transformed—with much more to offer beyond black diamond downhill runs. 1. Snowshoeing Requiring far less finesse than downhill or cross-country skiing, […]

5 Top Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina

Every fall, North Carolina’s wild spaces blush with vivid seasonal colors, beginning in the state’s high peaks and spreading slowly across the lowlands to finally reach the Atlantic Coast. One of the best ways to soak up the vibrant fall foliage is to spend a night under the stars, reveling in the welcome arrival of […]

10 Lesser Known Autumn Adventures in North Carolina

Autumn is that seasonal sweet spot between the balmy, bug-bitten days of summer and the frigid frost of winter, a time when fiery foliage makes outdoor excursions even more alluring. While leaf-peepers from all over the East Coast flock to the mountains, forests, and waterways of North Carolina, some of the state’s most stunning natural […]