This Hike Takes You To A Place North Carolina’s First Residents Left Behind

The Tar Heel State is awash with recent historical sites dating all the way back to the Revolutionary War. However, it’s a little more rare to find a site dating back to the Woodland period of North American pre-Columbian culture (dating from as early as 8000 BC up to as recent at 1600 CE). But take a short little hike down a path in what used to be a corn field not far from Sylva, and discover for yourself an astounding petroglyph left behind by the first residents of our fair lands.

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