Natural Landmarks in North Carolina

North Carolina is known across the nation as a state of natural beauty. The state has three distinct regions.

Along the Atlantic Coast some of the countries most beautiful beaches collect the waves and sun of a vacation paradise. The outer banks also provide some of the most relaxing and exciting fishing and boating.

The piedmont of North Carolina, also called the heartland, provides residents with moderate weather and excellent conditions for jogging, golf, and lake activities.

The rustic, natural beauty of North Carolina's mountains stand majestically as a testament to the true aesthetic force of nature.

Grandfather Mountain
Jordan Lake
Linville Caverns
Linville Falls

North Carolinians are nicknamed the "Tar Heels".

It not exactly evident where this nickname originated, but it seems to have given birth during the Civil War. North Carolina's troops were said to have tar on their heels, because they would not run in battle even as other states retreated.


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