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Overview

Compass American Guides: North Carolina is a perfect choice for visitors and locals alike. From private lore to time-warp general stores, well-rounded coverage reveals the quirky sites and fascinating stories of the entire region.

The 5th edition has a sleek new package and additional reader-friendly elements to enhance the captivating narrative, and gorgeous full-color photos from a local writer and photographer. Features include:

•New star icons that highlight the state’s don’t-miss sights and experiences, from atmospheric Outer Banks lighthouses to Appalachia’s Blue Ridge Parkway
•All-new reviews of local favorite places to stay and eat in each region, from barbeque joints, fish camps, and New Southern restaurants to historic B&Bs and country getaways
•New “Great Drives” features that make it easy to plan your perfect day trip

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400009046
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Series: Compass American Guides Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview 13
From Then to Now 17
Outer Banks 44
The Islands' Dance 44
Getting There 45
Outer Banks History 46
About That Accent 53
Exploring Roanoke Island 54
Outer Banks North of Whalebone 56
From Whalebone South to Ocracoke 62
Cape Lookout National Seashore 74
Lodging on the Outer Banks 80
Favorite Eateries on the Outer Banks 82
Coastal Plain 85
History 85
Life on the Plain 92
Touring the Coastal Plain 100
Coastal Plain: North 102
Edenton 103
Hertford 108
Great Dismal Swamp 108
Merchants Millpond State Park 110
Hope Plantation near Windsor 111
Historic Halifax 113
Tarboro 113
Plymouth 115
Coastal Plain: Central 116
Greenville 116
Southern Shore of Albemarle Sound 122
Scenic Drive along US 264 122
Bath 124
Along NC 92 126
NC 306 to the Ferry 126
New Bern's Tryon Palace 127
Croatan National Forest 130
Morehead City 132
Beaufort 135
From Crystal Coast to Cape Fear 137
Coastal Plain: South 143
Wilmington 146
River Circle Tour 150
Southport Area Beaches 153
Side Trips and Ferry Rides 154
Moore's Creek National Battlefield 156
Small Town Museums 162
Old Time Inns on the Coastal Plain 166
Ross's Coastal Plain Cooking 168
Northern Piedmont and Tobacco Road 170
History 171
Triangle Area 180
Raleigh 180
Durham 187
Chapel Hill 197
Hillsborough 199
Reidsville 201
Greensboro 201
Winston-Salem 205
Specialty Shopping in the Piedmont 213
Old Time Inns in the Red Clay Zone 214
Mama's Cooking and More 216
Southern Piedmont 218
Settlement 218
The Piedmont Today 221
Charlotte 222
Gastonia 228
Crowder's Mountain State Park 228
Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site 230
Salisbury 234
In the Salisbury Area 234
Fort Dobbs and Vicinity 238
North Carolina Zoological Park 240
Seagrove 241
Uwharrie National Forest 245
Town Creek Indian Mound 246
Sandhills 250
Pinehurst 252
In the Pinehurst Area 255
Sandhills Epicurean Delights 256
Robeson County and the Lumbee 258
Pembroke Area 259
Sandhills Resorts and Inns 261
The Appalachians 262
Geology, History, and a Way of Life 264
Driving the Parkway 274
Outdoor Recreation 275
Ashe and Allegheny Counties 278
Roaring Gap and Sparta 281
Along NC 93 281
The Springs 282
Air Bellows Gap 282
Glendale Springs 283
West Jefferson 283
Boone 286
Valle Crucis 290
Banner Elk 291
Blowing Rock 292
Moses B. Cone Memorial Park 293
Running the Nolichucky 295
Pisgah National Forest 296
Julian Price Memorial Park 296
Grandfather Mountain 297
Linville Gorge Wilderness Area 300
Linville Cavern 301
Spruce Pine Area 301
Along Highway 226 304
Mt. Mitchell 306
Asheville 308
Choice Ashevlle Restaurants 317
Hendersonville 318
Flat Rock 318
The Land of Waterfalls 320
South on the Parkway into Nantahala Forest 322
To Cherokee 324
Great Smoky Mountains Nat'l Park 326
Bryson City Area 332
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest 336
Historic Mountain Inns 337
Mountain Fixin's 338
Practical Information 340
Area Codes 340
Climate 340
Visitor Information 341
Festivals and Events 342
Index 344
Topical Essays & Sidebars
History Timeline 40
Stede Bonnet 56
The Wright Stuff 60
Keeper of the Light 68
Barbecue 94
Tobacco Farms 118
Blackbeard the Pirate 125
Specialty Shopping in the Piedmont 213
Life in the Fast Lane-Nascar 231
Lake Norman 239
North Carolina Quilts 248
Golfing in Sandhills 254
Flowers of the Appalachians 267
Saturday Night in the Lost Provinces 279
Ashe County's Frescoes 284
Skiing in the Appalachians 287
Gemstone Mining 303
Buncombe Deadpan 312
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