Category: Hiking & Camping

5 Tips to Cross Country Camping in a Pop-Up Camper

By Guest Blogger Amy Whitlark Married 12 years, my husband and I have taken countless tent camping trips to national and state parks across North America. Then, enter...

Day Trip Idea: Hebron Rock Colony

By Rachel Hoeing I ran this blog a few years ago and felt like it was the perfect time to remind our readers of this hidden gem in the mountains. This is a great day...

Summer Trip Idea: Go Chasing Waterfalls

By Katie Moosbrugger I’m guessing the band TLC, who sing the lyrics “Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls,” has never been to North Carolina because it actually makes for...

Weekend Trip Idea: Cabin Camping

By Guest Blogger April Caudle Want to take your family camping but aren’t sure where to go or what to bring? You like the idea of “getting away” to...

Day Trip Idea: Hanging Rock State Park

By Rachel Hoeing Hanging Rock is one of my favorite places to be on a beautiful Fall or Spring Day. It is located in Danbury, NC, which is about 1 ½ hours from...

Day Trip Idea: Three Bears Acres

By Allison Carter I have two boys. My boys are all boy – they are rough and tumble, love to be outside, and love to be dirty. When we have a weekend looming with...

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Quality Time that Lasts a Lifetime

By Guest Blogger Andrew Plyler, Director of Adventure Guides for YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Father’s Day is just around the corner and you’re probably starting...

Weekend Trip Idea: Campin’ with Yogi

By Guest Blogger Jennifer Corbin As soon as my youngest child was out of diapers, my husband and I decided that we were going to start camping with the kids. Our first...

Getaway Idea: Cabin Camping at Hanging Rock State Park

By Cheryl Borchardt I was dreading Spring Break this year. My children kept coming home from school asking where we were going, telling me elaborate tales of the trips...