Tucked away into the eastern region of the state, Elizabethtown is a quaint, small town that many drive through, or know only because of the famous Melvin’s Burgers. While Elizabethtown is indeed one of the best places in the state to get an “all the way” style burger, there’s so much more to this lovely place filled with history. From beautiful architecture to must-try restaurants, here are our recommendations for fun and unique things to do in Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

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Be sure to visit the Cape Fear Winery website for more information on their lodging, rates, and availability.

What a lovely place this is! Who knew Elizabethtown had so much to offer? Have you visited here before, what are some of your favorite things to do here?

Of course, we couldn’t forget to mention White Lake, but we’ve already written a comprehensive guide to visiting and also how a mysterious crystal clear lake came to be in eastern North Carolina.

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Speaking of natural wonders, what are the best natural wonders in North Carolina?

From the mountains to the coast, you'll find no shortage of spectacular natural wonders in the Tar Heel State. Below is a list of our top recommendations for the best natural wonders in North Carolina:

  • The Outer Banks -- a 200-mile-long stretch of coastal beauty
  • Jockey's Ridge -- one of the best state parks in North Carolina
  • Lake Mattamuskeet -- the largest natural lake in North Carolina
  • Pilot Mountain -- a stunning mountain rising 2,241 feet
  • New River State Park -- home to a segment of one of the earth's oldest rivers
  • Linville Gorge -- one of the most beautiful stretches along the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Mt. Mitchell State Park -- home to the tallest mountain on the East Coast, Mount Mitchell
  • Chimney Rock -- offering a stunning view of the Piedmont valley near Asheville
  • Looking Glass Rock -- one of the state's most unique natural wonders
  • Whitewater Falls -- a stunning waterfall cascading 811 feet