Hays, North Carolina

Top Stories in and near Hays

  • Four days hiking and paddling in North Carolina's Piedmont Region

    This story is presented by Visit North Carolina. I've visited the coast of North Carolina, and live in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but this was my first visit to the central part of the state. During my trip to Alamance and Rockingham counties in the Piedmont, I got a taste of the Southern hospi...
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  • Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia

    Road to Damascus

    The sun is clawing its way up over the Blue Ridge Mountains, dousing the horizon in vibrant pinks and oranges, and I’m stuck at a gas station in Blacksburg, Virginia. The pump’s busted, the woman behind the counter could care less, and I’m just desperate to hit the road. Holt and Tyson – my less-...
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  • Appalachian Trail, Virginia

    11 Awesome day hikes along the Appalachian Trail

    The Appalachian trail is approximately 2,180 miles of public footpath from Georgia to Maine that traverses 14 states along the Appalachian Mountain Range in the Eastern U.S. Backpacking the entire trail could take 5-7 months, depending on factors like speed and experience.  Completing an Appalac...
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  • A cyclist's guide to three days in Lake Norman, NC

    This story is presented by Visit North Carolina. Many people know Lake Norman as a bustling suburbia north of Charlotte, famous for its water activities and auto racing history. But over the years, it's grown into a pedaler's paradise with miles of paved greenways, a slew of mountain bike par...
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  • 3 Outdoor adventure road trips in North Carolina

    North Carolina has a lot to offer outdoor adventurers. From a beautiful coastline to inland bike trails, travelers can find an ideal fit. Add local brews, incredible coffee, and art and you've got the perfect place to road trip!  The writers let the Outdoor NC Leave No Trace Principles guide the...
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