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Starting in the coastal plain, the North Carolina Birding Trail will take birdwatchers to natural areas of rural regions throughout the state. Over thirty states have similar trails that generate millions of ecotourism dollars and provide funds to protect vanishing bird habitats. The nation's oldest birding trail was started in Texas in the early 1980s and is almost 2,110 miles long. When completed, North Carolina's trail will have three regional components. The coastal plains loop, the first section, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2006. This trail will be a driving route that connects birdwatching sites. The goal is to have at least one site in each of the state's 100 counties. A trail book will describe each birding area, including species at the site and nearby points of interest.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 38 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p12-13, il Periodical Website
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The coast is often called North Carolina's cradle of civilization--the place where a group of colonists faded into history as the 'Lost Colony,' and man took his first steps toward space on the Wright Brothers plane. Verna describes four places to visit: Deadwood in Martin County, a family-owned, western-themed park; Merchants Millpond State Park in Gates County, featuring 3,259 acres of coastal pond and southern swamp forest habitats; Somerset Place in Washington County, a 37-acre state historic site that affords a glimpse into 19th-century plantation life; and the Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County, three undeveloped barrier islands half-a-mile wide containing a lost town, lighthouse, and solitude.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 38 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p74-78, il, map Periodical Website
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The western Piedmont region, which includes Mecklenburg County, where gold was first found in the nation, offers visitors many attractions. Proponents of barbecue say the state's best comes from this region. Furniture, granite, ceramic arts, and sonkers are in the area. Gery describes four places to visit: Boone's Cave Park in Davidson County, a 100-acre parks that is part of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Trail; Oakboro in Stanly County, a town of 1,200 residents intent on preserving their small town atmosphere; Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, Anson and Richmond counties, established in 1963 as a haven for wildlife; and Historic Danbury in Stokes County, a town rich in local history.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 38 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p59-63, il, map Periodical Website
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North Carolina's eastern Piedmont region boasts a wide range of educational and recreational attractions, including award-winning museums, outstanding golfing areas, renowned gardens, and bicycling trails. Among the regions varied offering are an unusual winery, The Winery at Iron Gate Farm in Alamance County; a fast track for drag racing fans at the Rockingham Dragway in Richmond County; a tucked-away plantation house, the House in Horseshoe Bend; and a big lake, the Kerr Lake Recreation area in Vance County.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 38 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p64-68, il, map Periodical Website
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The southern coastland region of North Carolina is the land of pork, tobacco, seafood, grapevines, and water activities on rivers, lakes, sounds and ocean. Gannon describes four places to visit: the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park in Wayne County; the Ingram Planetarium in Brunswick County; Poplar Grove Plantation in Pender County; and Camp Lejeune in Onslow County.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 38 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p69-73, il Periodical Website
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Visitors to North Carolina's mountain region will find many attractions in this culturally rich area, including old-time music, arts and crafts, quaint inns, Appalachian cooking, and numerous hiking trails. House describes four places to visit: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest in Graham County, which contains 400-year-old trees standing over 100 feet tall and twenty miles of hiking trails; Emerald Village in Mitchell County, which shows how a mining town lived between the 1920s and 1930s; Tweetsie Railroad in Watauga County, where vintage-style attractions are available at the state's oldest theme park; and Valdese in Burke County, settled by the Waldenses from northern Italy over 100 years ago.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 38 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p54-58, il, map Periodical Website
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