Outdoor NC

With 322 miles of ocean shoreline, vast mountain landscapes, hundreds of waterfalls, 41 State Parks and 14 National Park Service units, North Carolina has endless opportunities for recreation and adventure.

In 2020, Visit NC, along with the NC Outdoor Recreation Industry Office and Leave No Trace, partnered to create an initiative called Outdoor NC to ensure our treasured outdoor resources continue to thrive for the 51 million people who visit these spaces annually. We know that our outdoor spaces bring visitors from around the world, but also 63% of residents that recreate outdoors, do so within 10 miles of where they live. It is important to all forms of economic development.

Recently, the program has expanded with the introduction of Outdoor NC 2.0. It features a reimagined partner program, which incorporates new offerings such as clean up kits and permanent signage solution.

If you would like to learn more about any of the new Outdoor NC programs or want to join the movement and become a member of the Partner Alliance, please reach out to Amanda Baker, amanda.baker@visitnc.com.