This Epic Hike In North Carolina Will Take You To A Terrifying Ghost Town

North Carolina is dotted with ghost towns. From Portsmouth Island on the Outer Banks to the underwater ghost town of Judson beneath Fontana Lake; remnants of history and those who called these places home now exists in eerie (and sometimes serene) landscapes. One way to reel in the Halloween spirit, while also exploring backwoods nature and eventually stumbling on a ghost town, is taking a trek to the mysterious Lost Cove.

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Have you ever visited Lost Cove before or perhaps know anyone from the town? The last residents left in 1957…so it might be possible! Would you do this hike or have any other ghost town hikes you’d like to recommend?

If you can’t get enough of North Carolina ghost towns, follow our haunting road trip to see all across the state.