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Several of the largest and most picturesque cascades in North Carolina can be seen at DuPont State Forest, a 10,400-acre tract that straddles the Henderson/Transylvania county line southwest of Hendersonville.

One of North Carolina’s most charming towns is Southport, nestled at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, facing Bald Head Island.

Though comparatively small in size, the Western North Carolina Nature Center, in Asheville, does an admirable job of providing an opportunity to see a variety of wild animals in natural settings. Part natural history resource and part regional zoo, the center strives to connect yous with animals common to the Southern Appalachians.

If your beach fantasy is high volumes of sun, sand and sea but low-volume crowds, it’s hard to beat Georgia’s Cumberland Island.

For one of North Carolina’s best spots for boating and camping, set sail for the Kerr Lake State Recreation Area in the state’s northeastern Piedmont.

For one of North Carolina’s best spots for boating and camping, set sail for the Kerr Lake State Recreation Area in the state’s northeastern Piedmont.

Plymouth, N.C., on the Roanoke River just before it reaches Albemarle Sound, has big plans for the weekend of April 25-27: The town’s 24th annual Living History Weekend will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Plymouth.

The Mendenhall Plantation home in Jamestown is a very unusual plantation house.

The Mendenhall Plantation home in Jamestown is a very unusual plantation house.

Not too far from the Charlotte area is the Richard Childress Racing Museum in Welcome. Showcased here are cars driven to victory by the likes of Ricky Rudd, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Sr.

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