July is National Parks Month~ Here are 10 to see in NC

By South Charlotte Macaroni Kid July 10, 2022

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and RecreationMonth. Created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the essential and powerful role of local park and recreation professionals. Since 1985, people in the United States have celebrated Park and RecreationMonth in July to promote building strong, vibrant, and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation and to recognize the more than160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals — along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers — that maintain our country’s local, state and community parks. (This information was provided by NRPA)

There are 10 National Parks in North Carolina, with parks ranging from mountains to seashores here are the 10 parks to add to your summer bucket list. 


The Appalachian Trail is a 2,180+ mile long public footpath that goes through the scenic, Appalachian Mountains. 

Blue Ridge

A Blue Ridge Parkway is 469 miles long and has a diversity of plants and animals. 

Cape Hatteras

 Beach, kayaking the sound, and climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse there is something for everyone to explore!

Cape Lookout

Three miles off-shore brings you to the barrier islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Here you can horse watching, go shelling, fishing, birding, camping and lighthouse climbing,

Carl Sandburg Home

Carl Sandburg's poetry, journalism, biography, children's stories, prose writing, and social activism made him one of the most popular writers of the twentieth century.

Fort Raleigh

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site protects the known portions of England's first settlements from 1584 to 1590. 

Great Smoky Mountains

 The Smoky Mountains straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, this is America's most visited national park. Plan your visit today!

Guilford Courthouse

 A 2.5-hour battle that changed the course of the American Revolution.

Moores Creek

 The Moores Creek Battle marked the last charge by Scottish Highlanders and the first significant victory for the Patriots in the American Revolution.

Overmountain Victory

The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail showcases the route used by the patriot militia during the Kings Mountain campaign. 

Trail Of Tears

Commemorates the survival of the Cherokee people, who were forcefully removed from their homelands in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. 

Wright Brothers

Kittu Hawk is the place where the Wright brothers came to bring their dreams of flight to life.