5 Tips for Winter Trail Running

Charlotte's mild winters and trails near downtown make it easy to train outside in all four seasons.

December 10, 2018

Hiking, Biking, Camping, Fishing & Paddling in North Carolina’s 4 National Forests

North Carolina’s national forests offer world class hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and backcountry camping,

November 15, 2018

48 Hours of Adventure in Charlotte

Your guide to 48 hours of outdoor adventure and great food, drinks, and entertainment in Charlotte.

November 15, 2018

A Quick & Dirty Guide to Winston-Salem's Trail Running Scene

A guide to training programs, local clubs, and other resources to help you plug in to Winston-Salem's trail running scene.

November 15, 2018

Opt Outside - The Ultimate Guide to a Carolinas Outdoor Adventure

Rather than spending the Friday after Thanksgiving shopping, OrthoCarolina encourages you to #OptOutside with our guides to hiking, biking and exploring the Carolinas.

November 13, 2018

The Best Backcountry Camping Close to Charlotte

Near Charlotte you'll find remote mountains, undeveloped lakes and rivers, and even old-growth forest.

October 31, 2018

Your Guide to a Multisport Weekend in Burke County

Your guide to hang gliding, hiking, biking, paddling, and more in North Carolina's Burke County.

October 17, 2018

8 Family-Friendly Outdoor Adventures in Morganton, NC

We highlight best ways for families to explore the mountains, rivers, and lakes surrounding Morganton, North Carolina.

October 05, 2018

Scenic Road Cycling Rides Near Charlotte

Road cyclists in Charlotte can take an easy ride along a greenway or tackle some distance on scenic, rural roads.

September 26, 2018

8 Reasons Charlotte is an Awesome City for Outdoor Lovers

Four-season outdoor recreation opportunities and a focus on healthy, active living make Charlotte a great city for people who love the outdoors.

September 26, 2018

The Ultimate Winston-Salem Bucket List for Fall

The golden days of fall are prime time for hiking, biking, paddling, and playing outdoors in Winston-Salem.

September 06, 2018

How to Get Started With Mountain Biking in Charlotte

Charlotte is home to miles of beginner-friendly trails, group rides, instructional clinics, and events where you can gather with other riders.

August 27, 2018

The Best Places to SUP in North Carolina

North Carolina's rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and coastal areas offer great SUP spots for people of all ability levels.

August 15, 2018

The Story Behind South Mountains State Park

The South Mountains are the site of Native American trade routes, an early gold discovery, and trails blazed by the CCC.

August 15, 2018

How to Have an Adventurous Beach Getaway From Charlotte

Here's how to plan a Wilmington beach getaway that’s part outdoor adventure, part city tour, and 100% fun.

July 26, 2018

48 Hours in Morganton NC

Morganton, North Carolina, boasts hyperlocal beer, farm-to-table eateries, and some of the best outdoor adventure in the Blue Ridge

July 16, 2018

Experiencing the Biltmore Estate in Asheville

The Biltmore Estate combines Victorian-era hospitality with some of the best hiking, biking, and paddling in Asheville.

July 16, 2018

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

If paddling in North Carolina conjures up images of running whitewater in the western reaches of the state and sea kayaking the coast, you may be missing out on one of N.C.’s most diverse paddling destinations.

July 10, 2018

The Insider’s Guide to Lake Norman State Park

Some of Lake Norman State Park is home to some of the best mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, hiking, and camping in the region.

June 25, 2018

The Best Outdoor Activities to Do in Charlotte with the Whole Family

Charlotte's growing greenway network, lakes and rivers, and mountain peaks offer unique outdoor adventures for families.

June 19, 2018

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Best Mountain Biking in Winston-Salem

The hills of the Triad region offer mountain bikers pumpy ascents, fast and flowy lines and lake vistas.

June 19, 2018

Plan the Perfect Beech Mountain Summer Getaway

Escape the heat and humidity this summer for a weekend with equal parts outdoor adventure and relaxation in this North Carolina town.

May 30, 2018

How to Pull Off the Perfect Weekend Mountain Getaway From Charlotte

Plan the perfect weekend getaway by mixing and matching these top activities, eateries, and places to stay in the North Carolina High Country.

May 22, 2018

How to Access the Appalachian Trail from Charlotte: 4 Great Section Hikes in 4 Different States

In North Carolina you'll find easy access to day hikes and weekend backpacking routes on the Appalachian Trail.

May 10, 2018