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  1. Greenville Weekend Getaway: Hikes, Bikes, and Beers in a Southeast Adventure Hub

    From its cycling culture to a burgeoning restaurant scene, this lively S.C. town has exploded. Here's how to do a Greenville weekend getaway.

  2. Exploring the Trails and Tastes of North Carolina’s Own Wine Country

    North Carolina's wine country offers some of the best views for hikers in the state, plus world-class wineries for a post-hike celebration.

  3. Finding New Outdoor Pursuits When Injury Strikes

    Orthopedist David Little knows the difficulty in overcoming injuries—and how outdoor pursuits can keep you active on the road to recovery.

  4. Conquer the 6 Best Ultra Runs for First-Timers in the Carolinas

    For runners looking to go farther than a marathon, these ultra runs offer the perfect mix of challenge and support to get you to the finish.

  5. Charlotte Breweries Raise the Bar on Fitness

    Charlotte breweries have become a welcome place for yoga classes, fun runs and bike rides to meet and enjoy a post-workout drink.

  6. Charlotte Hosts East Coast Premiere of Ultra-Running Film, This is Your Day

    The film This is Your Day tells the story of three ultra runners and their families as they prepare for the Western States 100-mile run.

  7. Avoiding Injuries is Easy (If You Take Matt Dobler's Advice)

    OrthoCarolina's Matt Dobler suggests consistent exercise, a proper warm-up, and variety in your workouts will help with avoiding injuries.

  8. An Adventurer's Guide to the Brunswick Islands of North Carolina

    North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands are the perfect destination for active travelers interested in outdoor thrills with scenic coastal charm.

  9. 5 Reasons to Stay in Gaston County on Your Next Charlotte Business Trip

    For frequent business travelers, keeping a healthy routine is difficult, to say the least. Separation from familiar running routes, biking trails, and athletic facilities makes the thought of grabbing an after-work jog a bit daunting.

  10. 5 TV and Movie Locations that Offer Outdoor Thrills Around Charlotte

    Visit on-screen North Carolina for yourself at these TV and movie locations that offer real-life outdoor adventure.

  11. 5 Great Adventure-and-Burger Pairings in Small Towns Around Charlotte

    Hamburger heaven lurks in small towns around Charlotte. Here, 5 ways to work up an appetite, paired with 5 places offering dynamite burgers.

  12. 5 Family-Friendly Summer Adventures in Charlotte

    Here are five outdoor-themed family-friendly adventures around Charlotte perfect for squeezing that last bit of magic out of summer.

  13. 4 Outdoor Apps to Enhance Your Outdoor Time in Charlotte

    Sure, escaping technology is part of the outdoor appeal, but these 4 outdoor apps can help you learn more and appreciate your outside time.

  14. 4 Reasons Why Rain Shouldn’t Ruin Your Trip to Pisgah

    The rain and fog may hamper some of those spectacular views in the Pisgah National Forest, but the wet environment may be just as rewarding.

  15. 15 Must-Do Adventures Within 3 Hours of Charlotte

    Take advantage of Carolina's pristine natural setting by partaking in these must-do adventures within 3 hours of Charlotte, NC.

  16. 16 Outdoor Adventures in Charlotte for 2016

    Climb to the highest point on the East Coast, explore scenic waterfalls, and plan a year of fun with these outdoor adventures in Charlotte.

  17. Why Charlotte Ranks Among America’s Top Cities for Trail Running

    Trail Running magazine named Charlotte one of the top cities in the country for trail running. With these local resources, you can see why.

  18. The Best Day Hikes on the Mountains to Sea Trail

    Hiking the entire 680 current miles of the MST not in the cards? Check out these great day hikes along the Mountains to Sea Trail.

  19. Q&A with Ultra Runner Phyllis Tsang

    We sat down with Charlotte runner Phyllis Tsang to talk about her running career, what keeps her moving and why she loves the sport.

  20. Q&A with Ultra Runner DC Lucchesi

    We sat down with DC Lucchesi to talk about why he loves running, the events he prefers and his volunteer efforts with several running groups.

  21. Phyllis Tsang: It's Not About Pace and Time

    Since that first fateful group run, Phyllis Tsang has completed multiple marathons, several 50K’s, and two 50 mile races, even taking a divisional fourth place at the JFK 50 in Virginia.

  22. DC Lucchesi: Just Go

    DC Lucchesi is the type of guy that makes you think there may be more than 24 hours in his day. The energetic 47-year old father of three is a small business owner, a serial volunteer and a committed runner.

  23. Best Rhododendron Hikes in the South: On the Trail of Beautiful Blooms

    These showy shrubs are a sure sign of spring. Here, the best rhododendron hikes in the South, from the Carolinas and beyond.

  24. Whitewater Paddling in Charlotte: How To Take the Plunge

    Whitewater paddling in Charlotte has exploded in popularity. Here, how to take the plunge to one of the most exciting outdoor sports around.

  25. Tom Hurd: Community, Endurance, Adventure

    Tom Hurd has had a long journey from El Salvador to the USA, and running has given him a reason to keep moving.

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