North Carolina Sports & Outdoors

  • Looking across to marina
    Looking across to marina
    by grandmaR
  • Another view of the private dock
    Another view of the private dock
    by grandmaR
  • Private dock on Taylor Creek
    Private dock on Taylor Creek
    by grandmaR

North Carolina Sports & Outdoors

  • From Shrimp to Whales

    We see a lot of shrimp boats as we go up and down the ICW. They range from these big boys, to a man in a rowboat casting his net.But I was surprised to find that watching shrimp boats harvest their catch is a option as a sports activity. I have NOT done this, and it sounds really 'iffy' to me.The same company also does fishing trips and whale...

  • Kitty Hawk Sports ? Retail

    Kitty Hawk Sports is the oldest watersports business on the Outer Banks and has been in continuous operation since 1981. It has 6 locations in Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Duck, and Corolla. It is is best known for its leadership in its windsurfing and kayaking programs and the variety of other water sports that it offersI haven't used any of the...

  • Kite Boarding

    I don't know whether this is a sailing or a beach activity or an extreme sport. I saw kite boarding this spring in a couple of places. Once as pictured at the Cape Lookout visitor's center and the other at Fort Fisher. The OBX is also a wonderful location. Wind surfing uses a surfboard type boat with a mast and sail, and the surfer stands on the...

  • North Carolina Golf

    From the Outer Banks to the mountains, North Carolina has almost 500 golf courses. Some travelers go with their golf clubs and think it a real treat to go a few holes on a new course.Unfortunately I don't play golf and have almost no interest in golf, so I don't have any really good pictures of North Carolina golf courses nor do I have any real...

  • Fishing Charters

    Due in part to the Gulf Stream bringing warm water up from the Caribbean Sea, the waters off North Carolina offer some of the best sea fishing in the world. All along the coast, dozens of charter companies and individuals offer fishing charters where fishermen can rent a boat to take them on a fishing trip. Charters can be tailored to meet a...

  • Riding in Smokey Mountain NP

    There are lots of stables in the Smokey Mountains and the trails are for the most part very nice. On the particular ride in the photo above from the Smokemont Riding stables, part of the trail went up a very narrow mountain path that was very wet, and the horses kept slipping. I was not very comfortable with this and would not ride up that...

  • Golf courses and Pinehurst

    Golfing is not my cup of tea at all, ...nonetheless VT is not about's about you guys. Therefore I will offer this tip:NC has a wide variety of approximatey 600 golf courses that range in geography and picture-worthy landscapes. Pinehurst is considered the birthplace of golf by many. There is also Pinehurst #2 that continues to challenge...

  • Durham Bulls Baseball

    This is a AAA Minor Leauge Baseball team (a subsidary of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays). This is by the the best and only fun thing to truly do in Durham besides going to the mall. Tickets are extremely easy to come by, and are very cheap. Baseball glove.

  • Cameron Indoor Stadium / Blue Devils...

    One of the best teams in the NCAA. If you are into college basketball and love Duke, this is where it is. Unfortunately, due to Cameron Indoor Stadium's small size, it fills up quickly and the tickets sell out fast.

  • Arena Football

    Sixteenmen playing full contact tackle football indoors- sounds like snow days when we were kids. high scoring, hard hitting, with a very party like attitude. The Carolina Cobras are the state's main team.

  • American football

    The Carolina Panthers (National Football Conference: Southern division) play their home games at Ericsson Stadium in downtown Charlotte, NC. Since their founding in 1995, they have had lackluster seasons (2001 when they won only 2 games on 16) and great ones (1996 when they played the in the NFC championship game, 2003 when they played in- and...

  • Bring a board!

    If your coming here for the beaches, remember to bring your board, surf, skim, body board, which ever you use you will have fun with it here, plenty of waves to be had by all! Plenty of room too, people don't tend to bother you here.

  • Go fishin'

    This pier has been here as long as I can remember, at least since the late 1960's. Good time to be had with the video games or take a walk on the pier for a $1.00$8.00 Day Pass$20.00 3 Day Pass$40.00 Weekly PassOPEN 24 HOURSArcade Games$1.00 to walk out and sight see.Bait and Poles Available Bring your own tackle or rent from the pier.

  • Hoops Crazy!

    North Carolina is college basketball country and the Atlantic Coast Conference is the center of attention here. Wake Forest, North Carolina State, North Carolina and Duke are all national powers and create some of the best rivalries in the sport. Above all, however is the rivalry between North Carolina and Duke, so if you have the opportunity to go...

  • Wayehutta ATV Trail

    Wayehutta Atv trail in the snow, what a wonderful time! Near Western Carolina University in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, this ATV trail is totally awesome especially in the snow:) 454 Artic Cat Bearcat, Green250 Honda Recon, Beige

  • Tailgating in Charlotte

    Tailgating on the parking deck with the stadium in the background. This place makes for an excellent view of the crowds before gametime and of the skyline.

  • The Panthers

    The Panther Players are especially happy to give out souviner gloves or wristbands when they win a game!! Make sure to get a seat near the tunnel to have a chance to grab a souviner from your favorite players. Sections 105-108 is close to the Panther Tunnel and if you are a rival fan sections 134-137.

  • NASCAR mania!

    Lowes Motor Speedway in Concord (just northeast of Charlotte) is home to one of NASCAR's biggest racetracks.

  • Carolina Hurricanes

    The Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL have brought professional hockey to the South! They play at the ESA Center in Raleigh.

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