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Nature - Resorts and Lodges in North Carolina
Nature abounds in North Carolina! At the center of its natural splendor is Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Showcasing more than 500,000 acres, it is the most visited national park in the United States and teeming with adventures like hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, and bicycling. When autumn arrives, enjoy the vibrant fall foliage. Head to the coast and enjoy the majesty of the Atlantic Ocean and observe marine life on ocean cruises. You’ll love exploring this wilderness wonderland!
Stay at Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront, and you'll be surrounded by natural beauty. It can be as simple as walking the beach at sunrise, or you could visit the Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve. The Elizabethan Gardens are worth seeing as well! Nature's always on display at Ramada Plaza Nags Head Beach!
Enjoy your time at Bald Head Island Limited, by exploring Nature's bounty. There are 10,00 acres of salt marshes, state protected tidal creeks, maritime forests, and 14 miles of beautiful ocean coast. Whether you want to hike through the State Reserve, or just kayak in the ocean, Bald Head Island Limited is the place to enjoy it all!
Ocean Isle Inn offers you a truly beautiful setting on the seven-mile shoreline of Ocean Isle Beach. Explore the gorgeous beaches, search for seashells, or head into the waters for an incredible adventure. Nearby you can visit many beautiful parks in Brunswick, Horry and New Hanover Counties.
When you stay at Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk you'll be surrounded by the beauty of nature. Simply walk the beach at sunrise or, if you're looking for something more adventures, visit nearby Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. There are plenty of great ways to enjoy nature at Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk!
Situated on the pristine white beaches of North Carolina, with the stunning views of the waves and surf, the sand and sun, you'll get lost in the peaceful rhythms and tranquility of the natural beauty. Enjoy the area with a swim, or a walk on the beach. Or if you're feeling more adventurous, try parasailing or jet skiing!
There are plenty of ways to explore the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains during your North Carolina getaway including hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Spanning over 400 miles and often referred to as "America's Favorite Drive", the Blue Ridge Parkway gives you the ultimate scenic road trip. You'll love the inspiring natural surroundings,...
Area attractions number in the hundreds in America’s playground of the Great Smoky Mountains! Go skiing in Maggie Valley during a winter getaway, kayaking and whitewater rafting on the raging Nantahala River, mountain biking at Tsali Recreation Park, hiking at Deep Creek or Appalachian Trail, and boating and fishing on the 10,000-acre Fontana...
Jefferson Landing is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here, you will have easy access to hiking trails, stunning bluffs, and the height of the mountains. Put on your hiking shoes and explore Grandfather Mountain, or The Blowing Rock where you can discover ancient stories of the area. Just steps from your town home, you will...
Greybeard Rentals has partnered with Navitat and French Broad Rafting to offer a one-of-a-kind outdoor vacation package that will have you soaring through the trees and racing over rapids. You'll enjoy a zipline canopy tour through the elegance of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as a whitewater rafting trip down the French Broad River! Explore...
Immerse yourself in the natural setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Explore the area by taking a trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 470-mile parkway considered to be the nation's most scenic highway. Stop off at the scenic overlooks and create your own adventure by navigating one of the many hiking trails.
Get as close to nature as possible with a vacation at the Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center. Surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Smoky Mountains and just steps from the shores of Lake Junaluska, there's no place better for a nature adventure than this. Take out a canoe onto the lake for relaxing exploration or enjoy a boat tour...
From a luxurious condo or oceanfront hideaway from Treasure Realty you can explore Topsail Island. Spend the afternoon under the sun in a chartered boat discovering the waters of the North Carolina coast. At the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center you can check out marine wildlife up close. Spend some time wandering along the...
The island is seven miles long and the beautiful seaside nature can be seen from every direction thanks to your ideal position on the South Brunswick Isles. Take a stroll along 2008's award winning Best Restored Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, and collect shells and look to the sky and the water for the native animals!
North Carolina Top List Picks
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