Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, North Carolina Off the Beaten Path shows you the Tar Heel State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed–from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let North Carolina Off the Beaten Path show you the Tar Heel State you never knew existed. Hop aboard a train and ride the rails on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Discover the past and hunt for artifacts at the Aurora Fossil Museum. Follow the fresco trail and admire the work of renowned local artist Ben Long. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
The author James L. Hoffman is a freelance writer and North Carolina, native. He lives in Gastonia, just outside Charlotte, with his wife Bonnie. Hoffman is also the author of Fun With the Family in North Carolina, Day Trips from Charlotte, and Day Trips from Raleigh-Durham. And co-author Sara Pitzer is a newspaper columnist and transplanted Yankee who has been traveling in and writing about the South since 1983. She is the author of Myths and Mysteries of North Carolina.