North Carolina Trails Guide North Carolina has such a wealth of wonderful natural and cultural experiences that it's hard to know where to begin. To help you make the most of your time we have compiled a list of natural and cultural destinations available in different parts of the state and around certain themes. Whether you're interested in exploring the roots of soul and funk music in the eastern part of the state, diving deep into North Carolina’s literary heritage in the Piedmont, or discovering the unique hiking trails in the mountains, these guides are for you. African American Music Trails Go on a fascinating journey to music venues, events and museums that illuminate the lives of African American musicians from Eastern North Carolina. Blue Ridge Music Trail of North Carolina Discover the deep roots of traditional old-time and bluegrass music in communities along the Blue Ridge Parkway in western North Carolina. Discover North Carolina Craft Connect with the best places to see historic and contemporary crafts, start a collection and explore hands-on experiences for the whole family. State Trails From Manteo to Murphy, North Carolina has so many beautiful trails for everyone to enjoy. The North Carolina Trails Program oversees the creation and maintenance of this wide system of trails that we have in our state. NC Civil Rights Trail The North Carolina Civil Rights Trail marks sites critical to the Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina. North Carolina Literary Trails North Carolina’s literary traditions are world-renowned, and our three-volume series of guidebooks celebrate our strong literary roots: Literary Trails of Western North Carolina, Literary Trails of North Carolina’s Piedmont and Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina. NC Main to Main Trail The NC Main to Main Trail is a unique way to experience North Carolina communities. Since 1980, the State of North Carolina has been selecting cities and towns of all sizes to carry the distinction as designated North Carolina Main Street communities. North Carolina State Park Trails With hundreds of miles of trails, we've got something for everyone—hiking, biking, and equestrian trails as well as handicap-accessible trails. Our trail networks offer easy to advanced hikes. The Appalachian Mural Trail Take an exciting journey through the beauty of nature and mural art! The Appalachian Mural Trail travels through North Carolina, Virginia & Tennessee.