Most Beautiful Places To Visit In North Carolina
North Carolina is a incredibly beautiful state. This makes it a great place to do sightseeing adventures. According to Visit North Carolina, there are many great places you can visit in North Carolina, but these are the top three.
Hammocks Beach State Park
Hammocks Beach State Park is an amazing area to visit if you want to go to the beach. It has 33 acres worth of mainland and is located in Onslow County. The main attraction of the park is Bear Island, which you can get to by ferry, boat, canoe, or kayak. This island is 892 acres, 3.5 miles long, less than a mile wide, and has over 3 miles worth of beach area. This island is an amazing place to go shell scavenging and is a popular place for loggerhead sea turtles to nest.
Grandfather Mountain State Park
Grandfather Mountain State Park is 2,456 acres and is a great travel location for any experienced hiker. This state park is an area that preserves the home of more than 70 endangered and rare animal species. The only trail rated easy at the state park, the Nuwati Trail, goes to Storyteller’s Rock and has incredible views of both Boone Bowl and Calloway Peak. There are also many more trails that are more difficult to complete but have spectacular views.
South Mountains State Park
South Mountains State Park has a huge 50 miles worth of trails. There are so many trails at this park that it’s an ideal place for anyone of any skill level to visit. The park is just over an hour drive from Charlotte. This park gives visitors the chance to see beautiful fields of wildflowers, walk along rivers, enjoy nature, and see 80-foot waterfalls.