There’s something about water that’s relaxing and freeing. It’s easy to sit by a beautiful body of water and ponder life, feel awestruck in the beauty, and appreciate the world around you. North Carolina has several diverse and amazing bodies of water that will give you an unforgettable experience starting with these fifteen.
1. Cape Hatteras
Between the beautiful Cape Hatteras lighthouse and daring waves that are perfect for surfing, Cape Hatteras is breathtaking.
2. Lake Lure
Lake Lure is beautiful in the summer. It's also especially beautiful in the fall when surrounded by high mountains with golden, red, and orange leaves reflecting on the water.
3. Moore Cove Falls
It's a special experience to be able to hike beneath a waterfall. Both the front and back of Moore Cove Falls is beautiful and impressive.
4. Corolla Beach
Witnessing the Corolla wild horses is an experience no one will forget.
5. High Rock Lake
High Rock Lake is a beloved destination of piedmonters in NC. It will be amazing this fall with the leaves in full color. Spend your morning hiking and your afternoon kayaking to take it all in.
6. Linville Falls
One visit to Linville Falls and you'll see why everyone falls in love with this majestic waterfall.
7. White Lake
White Lake is crystal clear, but also has a coastal vibe.
8. Bird Island
Writing a letter, and placing it in the Kindred Spirit mailbox is a simply amazing experience.
9. Dry Falls
Take a walk beneath dry falls for a surreal yet calming experience.
10. Emerald Isle
This crystal clear coastline is majestic year-round.
11. Lake Mattamuskeet
You'll want to see North Carolina's largest natural lake for yourself.
13. Mingo Falls
Nestled deep within the Smoky Mountains, Mingo Falls is a beautiful reward after a long day of hiking.
14. Topsail Beach
Topsail Beach is a remote and relaxing destination for a fall beach trip.
15. Crabtree Falls
Another beautiful, must see waterfall in North Carolina is Crabtree Falls.