the blue ridge mountain state
The Blue Ridge Mountain range of the Appalachian Mountains runs through western North Carolina and has some of the highest peaks the Appalachians have to offer. On the eastern side of the state are gorgeous world class beaches with unique Atlantic flair. In North Carolina you can hit the rapids while white water rafting, rappel down a waterfall, go fly fishing in the streams and surf on their beaches. This state has everything to offer the outdoor adventurer, and is home to a ton of unique American history.