Last week, we asked our friends on Facebook and Twitter a simple question: What's your favorite kind of North Carolina outdoor adventure?
We heard some great ideas, from camping and whitewater rafting in the mountains, to NASCAR races and animal sightings in the Piedmont, to surfing and hang gliding on the coast.
Here are a few of our favorite answers:
Climbing up and over a sand dune to find the ocean on the other side! (Colette S.)
For me... hiking to waterfalls in Transylvania County... my favorite: Mill Shoals Falls! (@ilovebrevard)
Going to Lake Norman or the beach! (Tammy F.)
Scuba diving off the NC coast - especially wreck diving (Reggie B.)
Tot says "sand." Mom says "hiking." (@thetravelingtot)
Americana and Bluegrass festivals and gigs in the hills and mountains! Pulling my camper up there to spend the summer! (Victoria R.)
Riding horses on the beach! :) (Katie C.)
Charting a course for new vintages (@kevinklinewxii)
Driving the back roads. Seeing the real NC. No interstates, no franchise restaurants, Just the beauty and people the state has to offer. (Bob M.)
Fishing the INNER BANKS (Richard A.)
White water rafting at the Nantahala (Gary M.)
Surf fishing in Nags Head (Steve S.)
Camping in the mountains. Cooking on an open fire, no grill. Love the North Carolina mountains. Bluegrass music.
Kayaking in the Lockwood Folly Bay & Sliding Rock (Katie M.)
At the beach - riding the waves. In the mountains - zip-lining the tree tops! (Denise B.)
Hang gliding on Jockey’s Ridge (Jennifer F.)
Trout fishing in the mountains (David H.)
Love to help by babysitting the sea turtle nests. Saw them hatch once on a beautiful night at Topsail. (@WilmingtonToday)
Fall fishing on the ocean....can't beat it! (Scott K.)
Boy, that's a hard one, it would either be a NASCAR race or white water rafting!!! Shout out to Paddle Inn!!! (Kc C.)
Hunting seashells! (@JML_NC)
Banner Elk/Beech/Sugar area in fall and looking at the leaves change to a colorful masterpiece (Scott C.)
For more on North Carolina’s outdoor playground, click here.
Enjoy an outdoor activity we didn’t mention? Let’s hear it in the comments below!