Throughout North Carolina’s Old Salem Museums & Gardens, skilled craftsmen and interpreters live and work as though they were Moravian settlers in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
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Mount Airy, North Carolina–affectionately known as Mayberry–was Andy Griffith’s hometown and the inspiration for the setting of The Andy Griffith Show. But Mount Airy is more than Mayberry, too. This charming town offers good eats, excitement in the great outdoors, and unexpected history lessons, with a bit of moonshine thrown in for good measure.
History is now front and center in many North Carolina distilleries. And this time, it’s legal.
With over five miles of riverfront access, endless hiking opportunities, and mountain vistas for days, the setting of the Singletree Gun and Plough is a place to completely lose yourself in nature while not-quite-roughing-it.
Barbecue in Lexington, North Carolina, is something special. And restaurants here take it seriously. After all, it’s a 100-year-old tradition in these parts.
Infinitely winding roads curve over streams and beside vast stretches of vineyards that used to be tobacco fields. They pass hillsides and wrap around a myriad of family-run wineries in mid-harvest. This is North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley, a natural beauty full of some of the state’s finest vineyards and most skilled winemakers.