Ann Gibson

Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Great Smoky Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Asheville, Boone

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  1. An Insider’s Guide to Charlotte’s Booming Road Cycling Scene


    Charlotte's road cycling scene is flourishing due to community advocates, a focus on healthy living, and a commitment to infrastructure.

  2. The Story Behind North Carolina's Pilot Mountain State Park


    Pilot Mountain has guided centuries of travelers, from nomadic Native Americans to Moravian immigrants.

  3. Backpacking Crowders Mountain


    These camping sites at Crowders Mountain State Park are an excellent way to enjoy the park with amenities you won't normally find in the backcountry.

  4. Fall Outdoor Events in Gaston


    Enjoy the Fall in Gaston with these great outdoor events to test your endurance and enjoy the outdoors.

  5. The Dog Days of Summer in Gaston


    You'll find a huge variety of dog-friendly activities in Gaston County, North Carolina—from trails and dog parks to restaurants and running events.

  6. Salem Lake Trail - Trail Running


    Trail running on Salem Lake Trail, a wide, moderate, seven-mile lakeshore loop, offers something for every level of runner.

  7. 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures in Winston-Salem


    From SUP to horseback riding to excellent mountain biking, here are 10 summer adventures to check off the list in Winston-Salem.

  8. On the Water in Gaston County


    From calm flat water to Class III rapids, Gaston County has exciting and scenic options for paddlers all abilities and interests.

  9. Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County


    Just west of Charlotte, N.C., Gaston County has become a major cycling destination where both roadies and mountain bikers can find incredible rides.

  10. Nat Greene Trail - Trail Running


    The Nat Greene Trail hugs the Lake Brandt shoreline for 3.6 miles, winding through Piedmont woodlands for lake vistas and options to increase running distance on connecting hiking and mountain biking trails.

  11. Eno River State Park - Hiking


    The shallow, rocky Eno River serves as the backbone for a network of 16 hiking trails that hug the riverbanks and climb the ridges of this southern Piedmont river valley.

  12. Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area - Hiking


    Enjoy expansive views of the Brushy Mountains while hiking at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area’s granite dome peak. From moderate nature trails to switchbacks and stair climbs, the area offers trails for any level of hiker.

  13. Paddling Around Winston-Salem: An Insider's Guide to Getting on the Water This Summer


    Paddling in North Carolina isn't all about whitewater or coastal kayaking. Here's how to explore the many spots for paddling around Winston-Salem.

  14. The Best Hikes in Gaston


    From the top of Crowders Mountain to the trails at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Gaston County is filled with excellent hiking opportunities for all ages and abilities.

  15. Spring Events in Gaston


    Road races, trail runs, and paddling events are just some of the outdoor events on the schedule in Gaston County, North Carolina, this spring.

  16. Rock Climbing in Winston-Salem: What to Know and Where to Go


    Rock climbing in Winston-Salem offers something for all levels of climber. Here's what to know.

  17. 9 Gaston County Destinations to Fuel Your Outdoor Adventures


    Gaston County is filled with locally owned shops ready with great food and beverage to fuel your trip into the outdoors.

  18. SUP Charlotte: How and Where Launch Your Board in the Queen City


    Here’s everything you need to know to stand-up paddleboard in and around Charlotte this summer.

  19. To the Mountains and Back: 10 Easy Outdoor Day Trips from Winston-Salem


    Get your fill of running, biking, hiking, paddling, or climbing in the Blue Ridge Mountains and still make it back to town in time for a late dinner.

  20. How Ironman Athletes Train in Charlotte


    Two Charlotte-area triathletes reveal their training strategies for the Ironman World Championships.

  21. How to Beat the Crowds at America's Most Visited National Park

    Great Smoky Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    The best tips for visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park and getting away from the crowds.

  22. 8 Hikes in Jackson County with Amazing Views


    Find your panoramic perspective in Jackson County with our list of the top summit hikes in the region.

  23. 48 Hours in Blowing Rock: A weekend of adventure in a Carolina mountain town


    This small mountain town in North Carolina is filled with outdoor adventures.

  24. 3 Amazing Weekend Backpacking Loops in the Smokies


    With these three backpacking loops, you can sample the best of the Smokies in a weekend.

  25. A Beginner's Guide to Trail Running in Asheville


    Expert advice on trails, gear and training resources for trail running in Asheville.