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Moon North Carolina (Moon Handbooks)

By Jason Frye

Perseus-Avalon Travel Publishi
Released: 2016-05-24
Paperback (504 pages)

Moon North Carolina (Moon Handbooks)
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  • Perseus-Avalon Travel Publishi
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From the Outer Banks to Asheville, discover the cities, waves, woods, and mountains of the Tar Heel State with Moon North Carolina. Inside you'll find:
  • Flexible itineraries, including scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a weekend in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and getaways to Asheville, Raleigh-Durham, or Charlotte
  • Strategic advice designed for hikers, beach-goers, foodies, and more
  • Unique experiences and can't-miss highlights: Discover the top beaches in the Outer Banks for family fun, water sports, or quiet rest and relaxation. Hike through the tall pines of Appalachia past rushing streams and cascading waterfalls, or admire the antebellum architecture and lush gardens in Wilmington. Explore Asheville's top-notch breweries, world-class restaurants, and vibrant art scene, and sample North Carolina's tastiest, most authentic barbecue
  • The best spots for outdoor sports and recreation, including hiking, rafting, golfing, and watching NASCAR races
  • Expert tips from North Carolina local Jason Frye
  • Honest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from historic inns and beachside B&Bs to budget motels and campgrounds
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Thorough information including background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local culture
With Moon North Carolina's expert advice, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Focusing on the mountains? Check out Moon Asheville & the Great Smoky Mountains. Can't get enough of the beach? Try Moon Coastal Carolinas.

Backroads of North Carolina: Your Guide to Great Day Trips & Weekend Getaways

By Kevin Adams

Voyageur Press MN
Released: 2009-04-04
Paperback (160 pages)

Backroads of North Carolina: Your Guide to Great Day Trips & Weekend Getaways
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North Carolina is a traveler’s dream, from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks’ historic lighthouses, wild  horses, and charming fishing villages; from battlegrounds of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the “heart of motorsports”; from rolling wine country and golf courses to stately plantations and rustic settlements.  Whether you travel North Carolina for its historic treasures or natural beauty, this handy guide will help you find the Old North State’s most spectacular sites and secret treasures.  The book charts weekend adventures and day trips along back roads and scenic routes, into the state’s many mist-shrouded mountains--the Black, the Blue Ridge, and the Great Smokies--and down to its ever-changing shores.  Sumptuously illustrated, with maps and all manner of interesting detail, Backroads of North Carolina is a page-by-page pleasure, as well as a passport to the more off-beat delights of the Tar Heel State.   

Hiking North Carolina: A Guide to More Than 500 of North Carolina's Greatest Hiking Trails (State Hiking Guides Series)

By Randy Johnson

NATIONAL BOOK NETWRK
Black Paperback (392 pages)

Hiking North Carolina: A Guide to More Than 500 of North Carolina s Greatest Hiking Trails (State Hiking Guides Series)
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  • Hiking North Carolina
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With full color photographs and maps, this thoroughly updated and revised 2016 third edition is a guide to more than 500 hiking trails in all regions of the state, from the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Piedmont and the Outer Banks.

Fodor's The Carolinas & Georgia (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2017-11-14
Paperback (624 pages)

Fodor s The Carolinas & Georgia (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Filled with color photos as stunning as the region itself, Fodor's The Carolinas and Georgia delivers the best of the South from the pristine waters of the Outer Banks to genteel Charleston and bustling Atlanta and everywhere in between. Beaches, golf courses, mountains, Southern food, and historical and cultural sites keep travelers coming back.

Fodor's The Carolinas & Georgia includes:

  • UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Includes new restaurants and hotels in the South's top cities: Charleston, Savannah, and Atlanta, as well as throughout the region.
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Gorgeous and easy-to-use features highlight quintessential Southern experiences, like visiting North Carolina beaches, hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, exploring Mrytle Beach, and enjoying Lowcountry cuisine.
  • INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Features such as Top Attractions for each state, Top Experiences, Great Itineraries, and kid-friendly sites make planning simple. Convenient overviews present each region and its highlights, and chapter planning sections have good advice for making the most of your time and getting around by car.
  • DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's The Carolinas and Georgia offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category.
  • COVERS: Charleston, Savannah, Atlanta, Myrtle Beach, Outer Banks, Wilmington,Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Asheville, Great Smoky Mountains, Hilton Head, and more.

Birds of the Carolinas Field Guide, Second Edition: Companion to Birds of the Carolinas Audio CDs

By Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications Inc.
Paperback (368 pages)

Birds of the Carolinas Field Guide, Second Edition: Companion to Birds of the Carolinas Audio CDs
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Make bird watching in North Carolina and South Carolina even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela’s famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in the Carolinas. This book features 140 species of Carolina birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps, and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains: Including Boone, Hendersonville, Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton and Waynesville

By Lee James Pantas

R Brent Company
Paperback (494 pages)

The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains: Including Boone, Hendersonville, Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton and Waynesville
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The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains is the highly acclaimed best-selling regional guidebook to Asheville and vast mountain region of North Carolina. In print since 1998, this latest up-to-date edition written by a local author Lee James Pantas is a wonderful resource for vacation or relocation planning, and will pay for itself in both time and money. An easy-to-use, superbly indexed 494 page-guide that covers every aspect of Asheville as well as in-depth coverage of all of the other 70 cities and towns, from the foothills to the highest peaks, including Boone, Hendersonville, Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton and Waynesville. Exquisitely illustrated with over 100 original pen & ink illustrations by the artist author, the Ultimate Guide is the only book available that presents all of the 250 attractions in the mountains, from tiny historical museums and craft galleries to blockbuster attractions, including Biltmore Estate, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Complete coverage of the best accommodations and restaurants in every city and town as well as the complete range of outdoor recreation activities so popular in the mountains, everything from gem hunting and bird watching to hiking and whitewater rafting. The Ultimate Guide also presents in depth information about the most popular festivals and events, craft beer breweries and wineries, kid's activities, daytrips, tours, local history, shopping and much more. Highly recommended by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, Biltmore Estate and numerous Visitor Centers throughout the mountains, it is the only book you will need to plan your vacation or move to the mountains.

North Carolina Adventure Weekends: A Traveler's Guide to the Best Outdoor Getaways

By Jessie Johnson

Menasha Ridge Press
Paperback (216 pages)

North Carolina Adventure Weekends: A Traveler s Guide to the Best Outdoor Getaways
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Plan a weekend of hiking, cycling, climbing, and paddling!

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced adventurer, North Carolina offers a variety of outdoor pursuits to enjoy―from camping in Pisgah National Forest to canoeing down the Nantahala River and hiking in the Croatan National Forest. There’s no need to spend hours researching the best destinations or go on long, expensive trips. North Carolina Adventure Weekends by Jessie Johnson and Matt Schneider is for hikers who love to climb, paddlers who love to pedal, and anyone else whose idea of unwinding is an action-packed weekend in the great outdoors. With 12 exciting trips to choose from, you’ll know where to stay and which adventures are truly weekend-worthy.

Spend more time playing and less time driving from place to place. Each chapter in this full-color guide highlights a specific destination and includes hiking, cycling, climbing, and paddling opportunities rated for difficulty, as well as lodging options, restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops. You’ll also get suggestions for where to stock up on supplies and what to do on a rainy day. With ideal outings for individuals, couples, families, and groups, get maximum adventure out of your weekends!

North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries: A Traveler’s Guide to Local Restaurants, Diners, and Barbecue Joints (Southern Gateways Guides)

By D. G. Martin

University of North Carolina Press
Paperback (192 pages)

North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries: A Traveler’s Guide to Local Restaurants, Diners, and Barbecue Joints (Southern Gateways Guides)
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  • University of North Carolina Press
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Want to eat like the locals? D. G. Martin has spent years traveling the major roadways of North Carolina, on the lookout for community, local history, and, of course, a good home-cooked meal. Here D. G. is your personal tour guide to more than 100 notable local roadway haunts that serve not only as places to eat but also as fixtures of their communities.

*Features locally owned and time-tested community favorites
*Covers a range of food tastes from BBQ joints and country kitchens to Mexican restaurants and Greek diners
*Introduces diners to the restaurant owners and locals who make these places unique
*Includes current contact information, hours, directions
*Features nearby points of interest to explore after eating

This handy reference to good food just off North Carolina's interstates should find a spot in every Tar Heel traveler's glove compartment.

The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & The Western North Carolina Mountains: Including Boone, Hendersonville, Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton and Waynesville

By Lee James Pantas

R. Brent and Company
Paperback (490 pages)

The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & The Western North Carolina Mountains: Including Boone, Hendersonville, Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton and Waynesville
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The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains is the highly acclaimed best-selling regional guidebook to Asheville and vast mountain region of North Carolina. In print since 1998, this latest up-to-date edition written by a local author Lee James Pantas is a wonderful resource for vacation or relocation planning, and will pay for itself in both time and money. An easy-to-use, superbly indexed 494 page-guide that covers every aspect of Asheville as well as in-depth coverage of all of the other 70 cities and towns, from the foothills to the highest peaks, including Boone, Hendersonville, Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton and Waynesville. Exquisitely illustrated with over 100 original pen & ink illustrations by the artist author, the Ultimate Guide is the only book available that presents all of the 250 attractions in the mountains, from tiny historical museums and craft galleries to blockbuster attractions, including Biltmore Estate, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Complete coverage of the best accommodations and restaurants in every city and town as well as the complete range of outdoor recreation activities so popular in the mountains, everything from gem hunting and bird watching to hiking and whitewater rafting. The Ultimate Guide also presents in depth information about the most popular festivals and events, craft beer breweries and wineries, kid's activities, daytrips, tours, local history, shopping and much more. Highly recommended by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, Biltmore Estate and numerous Visitor Centers throughout the mountains, it is the only book you will need to plan your vacation or move to the mountains.

National Audubon Society Regional Guide to the Southeastern States: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, ... (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

By National Audubon Society

Random House
Released: 1999-09-28
Black Turtleback (448 pages)

National Audubon Society Regional Guide to the Southeastern States: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, ... (National Audubon Society Field Guides)
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  • Random House Audubon Rg: Southeastern States by Brian Cassie - 9780679446835
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The most comprehensive field guide available to the American Southeast--a portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alike--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

This compact volume contains:

An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;

A complete overview of the southeastern region's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;

An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, hiking trails, forests, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.

The guide is packed with visual information -- the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 13 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as more than 100 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.  

For everyone who lives or spends time in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States.


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